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Welcome to Sturgeon Bay ...

The city of Sturgeon Bay is located in Door County<1> and is the County Seat for Door County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sturgeon Bay has a population of 8,934 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

Note: If you travel east from Sturgeon Bay (for example, toward Frankfort (MI)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Telephone area codes for Sturgeon Bay: (920) and (274)<4>

The ZIP code for Sturgeon Bay: 54235<5>

Websites for Sturgeon Bay ...

Official Website: www.sturgeonbaywi.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sturgeon Bay had an population of 8,934 people. This is a decrease of 2.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sturgeon Bay had a population of 9,144 people (or 32.91% of the total population of Door County). This makes Sturgeon Bay the county's most populous community.

The population of Sturgeon Bay represents 0.16% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,144 people, the population of Sturgeon Bay decreased 3.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,437 people).

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

Adding Sturgeon Bay 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 Sturgeon 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, we also found mention of Sturgeon Bay 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 Sturgeon Bay on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sturgeon Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Sturgeon Bay - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sturgeon Bay.

Communities near Sturgeon Bay ...

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

  • Peshtigo [Marinette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peshtigo
    • Peshtigo [Marinette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Sturgeon Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,020 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peshtigo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peshtigo
  • Algoma [Kewaunee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [Kewaunee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Sturgeon Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
  • Egg Harbor [Door County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Harbor
    • Egg Harbor [Door County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Sturgeon Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,349 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
  • Gardner [Door County]
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    • Gardner [Door County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Sturgeon Bay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,186 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brussels [Door County]
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      • Brussels [Door County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brussels have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brussels
    • Forestville [Door County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Door County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,099 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Union [Door County]
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      • Union [Door County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Lincoln [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Kewaunee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 953 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Ahnapee [Kewaunee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ahnapee
      • Ahnapee [Kewaunee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ahnapee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ahnapee
    • Jacksonport [Door County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonport
      • Jacksonport [Door County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Sturgeon Bay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksonport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonport

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sturgeon Bay. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Sturgeon Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sturgeon Bay ...

Looking for more information about Sturgeon 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 Sturgeon Bay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Sturgeon Bay.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Door County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sturgeon Bay: www.sturgeonbaywi.org/

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 Sturgeon Bay.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sturgeon 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 city (such as Sturgeon Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sturgeon 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 '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- Sturgeon Bay) 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 Sturgeon Bay. 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 Sturgeon Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturgeon Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8289, Longitude: -87.3821    
<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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