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Welcome to Sheboygan ...

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

When the people of Sheboygan refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Sheboygander or Sheboyganite.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sheboygan has a population of 47,934 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sheboygan is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

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

Area codes for Sheboygan: (920) and (274)<5>

The ZIP codes for Sheboygan: 53081-53083<6>

Websites for Sheboygan ...

Official Website: www.ci.sheboygan.wi.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sheboygan had an population of 47,934 people. This is a decrease of 2.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sheboygan had a population of 49,288 people (which is 42.67% of the total population of Sheboygan County). This makes Sheboygan the county's most populous community.

The population of Sheboygan represents 0.87% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,288 people, the population of Sheboygan decreased 2.96% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 50,792 people).

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

Communities near Sheboygan ...

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

  • Plymouth [Sheboygan County]
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    • Plymouth [Sheboygan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Sheboygan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
  • Kiel [Manitowoc County]
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    • Kiel [Manitowoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northwest of Sheboygan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,799 people
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  • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County]
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    • Howards Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Sheboygan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howards Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Oostburg [Sheboygan County]
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    • Oostburg [Sheboygan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Sheboygan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,082 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belgium [Ozaukee County]
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      • Belgium [Ozaukee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,364 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgium have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County]
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      • Cedar Grove [Sheboygan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Random Lake [Sheboygan County]
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      • Random Lake [Sheboygan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,567 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Random Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Random Lake
    • Cleveland [Manitowoc County]
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      • Cleveland [Manitowoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
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    • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County]
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      • Elkhart Lake [Sheboygan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhart Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cascade [Sheboygan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Sheboygan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Sheboygan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 693 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade

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 Sheboygan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sheboygan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sheboygan. 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 Sheboygan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sheboygan. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sheboygan.

Adding Sheboygan to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sheboygan was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.

We also found Sheboygan in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sheboygan County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sheboygan: www.ci.sheboygan.wi.us/

The official website for Sheboygan County: www.co.sheboygan.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 Sheboygan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Sheboygan refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Sheboygan may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sheboygan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sheboygan - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (274) is an overlay for area code (920).
<6>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 Sheboygan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sheboygan or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sheboygan includes: 53081, 53082 & 53083.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sheboygan) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sheboygan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SheboyganOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheboygan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7497, Longitude: -87.7130    
<8>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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