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Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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Coordinates: Coordinates: 43°45′0″N 87°43′30″W / 43.75000°N 87.72500°W / 43.75000; -87.72500
CountryUnited States
 • MayorTerry Van Akkeren (NP)
 • Total14.11 sq mi (36.54 km2)
 • Land13.97 sq mi (36.18 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
 • Total49,288
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,528.1/sq mi (1,362.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
53081 & 53083

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.


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]


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


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

Sheboygan's sister cities are:

Awards and rankings

  • 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



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  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). Retrieved 2020-12-31. 
  11. "The Sheboygan Press". Gannett. 
  12. "John Dittrich Stats". 
  13. "Joe Hauser Stats". 
  14. "George Sauer Stats". 
  15. "Carl Schuette Stats". 

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