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Once known as the "City of 4 Cs," for churches, chairs, children and cheese.
Sheboygan is a city in Sheboygan County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Indian term with several meanings, including a hollow object such as reed or pipe stem; a water passage; and a noise underground.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Sheboygan. For links to other places called Sheboygan, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Sheboygan is 43.750N. The longitude is -87.714W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 633 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 49,263.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sheboygan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sheboygan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Sheboygan area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53081 ZIP code.
44% of Sheboygan residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sheboygan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sheboygan was $19,270, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Sheboygan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Sheboygan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.
Libraries in Sheboygan include Mead Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sheboygan include Sheboygan Press
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSHS.
Sheboygan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheboygan political report.
The average commute time for Sheboygan workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sheboygan between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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