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Welcome to Manitowoc ...

The city of Manitowoc is located in Manitowoc County<1> and is the County Seat for Manitowoc County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Manitowoc has a population of 32,579 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Manitowoc.

Manitowoc is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Manitowoc lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Manitowoc and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Manitowoc: (920) & (274)<4>

The ZIP codes for Manitowoc: 54220-54221<5>

Websites for Manitowoc ...

Official Website:   www.manitowoc.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.manitowocchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manitowoc had an population of 32,579 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manitowoc had a population of 33,736 people (which is 41.42% of the total population of Manitowoc County). This makes Manitowoc the county's most populous community.

The population of Manitowoc represents 0.59% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,736 people, the population of Manitowoc has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 34,053 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manitowoc.

Adding Manitowoc to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Manitowoc in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Manitowoc elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Manitowoc on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Manitowoc ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Manitowoc.

  • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County]
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    • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Manitowoc
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,041 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Rivers
  • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howards Grove
    • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howards Grove
  • Denmark [Brown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark
    • Denmark [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Manitowoc
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,277 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
  • Newton [Manitowoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
    • Newton [Manitowoc County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,228 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Herman [Sheboygan County]
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      • Herman [Sheboygan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,066 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herman
    • Kossuth [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kossuth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
    • Schleswig [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schleswig
      • Schleswig [Manitowoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,955 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schleswig have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schleswig
    • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Rivers
      • Two Rivers [Manitowoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Rivers
    • Morrison [Brown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison
      • Morrison [Brown County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison
    • Cato [Manitowoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Manitowoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Manitowoc
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cato have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manitowoc. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manitowoc.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manitowoc. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manitowoc.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manitowoc. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Manitowoc.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Manitowoc: www.manitowoc.org/

The official website for Manitowoc County: www.co.manitowoc.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Manitowoc, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manitowoc.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manitowoc - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Manitowoc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Manitowoc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Manitowoc includes: 54220 & 54221.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manitowoc) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manitowoc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Manitowoc

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manitowoc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0907, Longitude: -87.6605    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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