Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Sheboygan
City
Sheboygan's downtown looking southeast along N. 8th St., from Mead Public Library's top floor. The city's tallest building, the U.S. Bank Building, is in the background.
Sheboygan's downtown looking southeast along N. 8th St., from Mead Public Library's top floor. The city's tallest building, the U.S. Bank Building, is in the background.
Nickname(s): 
Bratwurst Capital of the World,[1]
The City of Cheese, Chairs & Children[2]
Motto(s): 
Spirit on the Lake
Sheboygan is located in Wisconsin
Sheboygan
Sheboygan
Location within the state of Wisconsin
Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°45′0″N 87°43′30″W / 43.75000°N 87.72500°W / 43.75000; -87.72500
CountryUnited States
StateWisconsin
CountySheboygan
Founded1846
Government
 • MayorTerry Van Akkeren (NP)
Area
 • Total14.11 sq mi (36.54 km2)
 • Land13.97 sq mi (36.18 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Population
 • Total49,288
 • Estimate 
(2011[5])
49,135
 • Density3,528.1/sq mi (1,362.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
53081 & 53083
Area code(s)920
Websitewww.ci.sheboygan.wi.us

Sheboygan is a city in Wisconsin, United States.[6] It is the county seat of Sheboygan County. As of the 2010 census, 49,288 people lived there. It is the main city of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River. It is about 50 miles (80 km) north of Milwaukee and 64 miles (103 km) south of Green Bay.

Geography[change | change source]

The city has a total area of 14.11 square miles (36.54 km2). Of this, 13.97 square miles (36.18 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[3]

History[change | change source]

Sheboygan was founded in 1846.[7] By 1849, it was known for its German population.

Bratwurst[change | change source]

Sheboygan County is well known for its bratwurst.[8] The Sheboygan Jaycees have an annual fund-raising festival called Bratwurst Days. Events include the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship.[9][10]

Sister cities[change | change source]

Sheboygan's sister cities are:

Awards and rankings[change | change source]

  • Sheboygan was recognized by Reader's Digest as "The Best Place to Raise a Family" in the United States in 1995.[11]

Notable natives and residents[change | change source]

Images[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "America's "Capitals of the World"". InfoPlease.
  2. http://www.sheboygan.lib.wi.us/pages/spfeature.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. J. E. Leberman, One Hundred Years of Sheboygan 1846-1946
  8. "Sheboygan County Registrar of Deeds".
  9. "History". Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce.
  10. LaRose, Eric (2006-03-01). "City asked to abolish brat-eating contest". The Sheboygan Press. Gannett.
  11. "The Sheboygan Press". Gannett.
  12. "John Dittrich Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  13. "Joe Hauser Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  14. "George Sauer Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  15. "Carl Schuette Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.

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