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Welcome to Sister Bay ...

The village of Sister Bay is located in Door County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sister Bay has a population of 928 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Sister Bay is 710 feet [216 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Area codes for Sister Bay: (920) & (274)<4>

The ZIP code for Sister Bay: 54234<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sister Bay had an population of 928 people. This is an increase of 5.94% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sister Bay had a population of 876 people. This makes Sister Bay the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Sister Bay represents 0.02% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 992nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 876 people, the population of Sister Bay decreased 1.13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 886 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sister Bay.

Communities near Sister Bay ...

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

  • Egg Harbor [Door County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor
    • Egg Harbor [Door County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Sister Bay
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 202 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egg Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egg Harbor
  • Ellison Bay [Door County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellison Bay
    • Ellison Bay [Door County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Sister Bay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellison Bay
  • Baileys Harbor [Door County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baileys Harbor
    • Baileys Harbor [Door County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Sister Bay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baileys Harbor
  • Gills Rock [Door County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gills Rock
    • Gills Rock [Door County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Sister Bay
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gills Rock
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Washington [Door County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Door County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Sister Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Kew [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kew
      • Kew [Menominee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the west of Sister Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kew have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kew
    • Carbondale [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
      • Carbondale [Menominee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the west of Sister Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Menominee [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menominee
      • Menominee [Menominee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the west of Sister Bay
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menominee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menominee<8>
    • Wallace [Menominee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallace
      • Wallace [Menominee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the west of Sister Bay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<8>
    • Idlewild [Door County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Door County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the southwest of Sister Bay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sister Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Sister Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sister Bay ...

Looking for more information about Sister Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Sister Bay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sister Bay.

Adding Sister Bay to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sister Bay 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 Sister Bay was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Sister Bay on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

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

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About Door County

About Wisconsin

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sister Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Door County: www.co.door.wi.gov/

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 Door, 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 Sister Bay.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sister Bay - 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 village (such as Sister Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sister Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sister Bay) 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 Sister Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sister BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sister Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.1874, Longitude: -87.1229    
<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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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