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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.


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Median household income
Local
$40,066
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sheboygan demographic reports
Sheboygan is on Lake Michigan and the Sheboygan River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 76. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Ranked among the top 10 cities, February 2001 in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local foods: bratwurst, double brats, brats on a stick, brat gyros, brat tacos, brat pizza and brat fleisbrot
Well-known residents have included:
· Jackie Mason, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bratwurst Days - Aug. 2-4, 2007
  • Pumpkin Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Outdoor Arts Festival - July 14-15, 2007
  • Septemberfest - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sheboygan web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Kohler-Andrae State Park
Sheboygan attractions: Riverfront Boardwalk
Historic sites and museums: Sheboygan County Museum, Above & Beyond Children's Museum, John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Colleges and universities: Lakeland College, University of Wisconsin - Sheboygan
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 55

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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16% of Sheboygan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sheboygan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.


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Libraries in Sheboygan include Mead Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sheboygan include Sheboygan Press

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WSHS.

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Sheboygan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sheboygan political report.

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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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