Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 8,919 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.5%
 
Males: 4,338  (48.6%)
Females: 4,581  (51.4%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54235.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,635 (it was $31,935 in 2000)
Sturgeon Bay:

$53,635
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,280 (it was $18,899 in 2000)

Sturgeon Bay city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $146,142 (it was $85,400 in 2000)
Sturgeon Bay:

$146,142
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $160,574; detached houses: $170,846; townhouses or other attached units: $275,956; in 2-unit structures: $88,445; mobile homes: $26,058

Median gross rent in 2017: $757.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sturgeon Bay: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Sturgeon Bay, WI (2010)
    • 8,57893.8%White alone
    • 2512.7%Hispanic
    • 881.0%Black alone
    • 961.0%Two or more races
    • 700.8%American Indian alone
    • 540.6%Asian alone
    • 50.05%Other race alone
    • 20.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sturgeon Bay is 129 to 1.


Crime rates in Sturgeon Bay by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
1
(10.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
2
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(42.8)
8
(86.8)
8
(87.6)
2
(22.4)
7
(80.3)
4
(44.9)
10
(108.9)
8
(87.2)
14
(153.9)
3
(33.0)
6
(66.5)
2
(22.4)
6
(67.6)
3
(33.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
32
(342.8)
18
(195.4)
14
(153.4)
15
(168.3)
13
(149.1)
18
(201.9)
21
(228.7)
13
(141.6)
22
(241.9)
21
(231.2)
15
(166.2)
9
(100.8)
7
(78.9)
7
(78.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
136
(1,457)
156
(1,693)
125
(1,369)
134
(1,503)
116
(1,330)
99
(1,110)
130
(1,416)
141
(1,536)
127
(1,397)
101
(1,112)
92
(1,019)
71
(795.5)
84
(946.4)
70
(787.5)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(32.1)
3
(32.6)
4
(43.8)
2
(22.4)
5
(57.3)
3
(33.6)
2
(21.8)
4
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
7
(77.1)
4
(44.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.8)
1
(11.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.9)
5
(54.8)
1
(11.2)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)93.4110.089.887.284.370.2104.9101.0106.973.478.161.359.685.2

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City-data.com crime index in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Crime rate in Sturgeon Bay detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (36.0%), Norwegian (11.0%), American (9.8%), Irish (6.8%), Belgian (5.6%), Polish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 588 feet

Land area: 9.62 square miles.

Population density: 928 people per square mile   (low).

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin map

248 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.4% Africa, 0.3% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,623 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,771 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (38.6 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (126.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Nasewaupee, WI (2.1 miles ),
Sevastopol, WI (2.3 miles ),
Clay Banks, WI (2.8 miles ),
Little Sturgeon, WI (3.1 miles),
Gardner, WI (3.2 miles ),
Forestville, WI (3.4 miles ),
Brussels, WI (3.5 miles ),
Jacksonport, WI (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 44.83 N, Longitude: 87.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,491 (+27.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,145 (68.4%)

Area code: 920

Distribution of median household income in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 2017
Sturgeon Bay satellite photo by USGS

Sturgeon Bay tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $196,100
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $231,100
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $200,200
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $271,400
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $231,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sturgeon Bay, WI residents
Average permit cost in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Sturgeon Bay, WI
Historical housing units in Sturgeon Bay, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +237 (+2.6%).
Most common industries in Sturgeon Bay, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Health care (13.5%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Sturgeon Bay, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)

Average climate in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

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Tornado activity:

Sturgeon Bay-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the Sturgeon Bay city center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/23/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sturgeon Bay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from Sturgeon Bay center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 420.8 miles away from Sturgeon Bay center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 333.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 197.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 385.9 miles away from Sturgeon Bay center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Door County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sturgeon Bay topographic map

Main business address for: BAYLAKE CORP (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Sturgeon Bay:

  • MINISTRY DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 323 SOUTH 18TH AVENUE)
  • DOOR COUNTY MEM HOSP ECF AND NH (330 S 16TH PLACE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-DORCHESTER (200 N SEVENTH AVE)
  • DAVITA - STURGEON BAY DIALYSIS (108 SOUTH 10TH AVENUE)
  • DOOR CTY MEM HOME HLTH (1300 EGG HARBOR RD NO 110)

Airports and heliports located in Sturgeon Bay:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturgeon Bay:

  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 35 miles; Green Bay, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 42 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 44 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Lawrence University (about 65 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 2,821)
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 66 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)
  • Lakeland College (about 74 miles; Plymouth, WI; FT enrollment: 2,395)
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (about 81 miles; Oshkosh, WI; FT enrollment: 10,637)

Public high schools in Sturgeon Bay:

Private high school in Sturgeon Bay:

  • PENINSULA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 13, Location: 1715 MICHIGAN ST, Grades: 4-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sturgeon Bay:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sturgeon Bay:

  • ST JOHN BOSCO CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 116, Location: 15 N ELGIN AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PETERS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 94, Location: 108 W MAPLE ST, Grades: UG-8)
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Library in Sturgeon Bay:

  • DOOR COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,584,618; Location: 107 S. 4TH AVE.; 118,064 books; 13,261 e-books; 10,328 audio materials; 12,092 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 9 other licensed databases; 310 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Church Gospel tabernacle assembly of God is now "Family Worship Center Assembly of God"

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sturgeon Bay: Snug Harbor Yacht Basin (A), Sturgeon Yacht Harbor (B), Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (C), Sturgeon Bay City Jail (D), Sturgeon Bay City Hall (E), Door County Museum (F), Door County Jail (G), Door County Courthouse (H), Carnegie Library (I), Emergency Services of Door County (J), Sturgeon Bay Fire Department West Station (K), Sturgeon Bay Fire Department East Station (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Sturgeon Bay: BAYLAKE CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Sturgeon Bay include: Bay View Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Christ the King Episcopal Church (B), Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Methodist Church (F), Friends Community Church (G), Gospel Tabernacle Assembly of God Church (H), Hope Congregational Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Bradley Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sturgeon Bay include: Garland Park (1), Big Hill Park (2), Amity Field (3), Ottumba Park (4), Bayview Park (5), Sunset Park (6), Door County Fairgrounds (7), Louisiana Street - Seventh Avenue Historic District (8), Memorial Field (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Collector Showcase (Museums; 3910 State Highway 42 57), Chalet Motel (Museums; 3910 State Highway 42 # 57), Door County Maritime Museum (120 North Madison Avenue), Miller Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 421 Nebraska Street), M and L Coin (Amusement & Theme Parks; 120 South Madison Avenue), Chamber of Commerce - OFC (1015 Green Bay Road).

Hotels: Chalet Motel (3910 State Highway 42 57), Glidden Lodge Beach Resort (4676 Glidden Drive), Feathered Star (6202 Hy 42), Barbican Inn (132 North 2nd Avenue), Best Western Maritime Inn (1001 North 14th Avenue), Inlet Motel (6263 State Highway 57), Leathem Smith Lodge and Marina (1640 Memorial Drive), Collector Showcase (3910 State Highway 42 57), First Avenue Pier Restaurant & Pub (107 North 1st Avenue).

Court: Door County - Circuit Court (1209 South Duluth Avenue).

Birthplace of: Eddie Cochems - Football player and coach, Arthur G. Hansen - Philanthropist, Casey Rabach - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Sep 24, 1977), Nick Greisen - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Aug 10, 1979).

Door County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sturgeon Bay and their reported violations in the past:

WELSINGS FOODLAND (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-05-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-08-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-03-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-08-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-08-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-08-2009), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-26-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JAN-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-13-2008), St Public Notif received (MAR-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
NORRLAND RESORT HOTEL DISGARDEN (Address: 354 MICHIGAN ST , Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
STEVENSON PIER MINI MART (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
MORNING GLORY RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
ROBERTSON COTTAGES (Population served: 32, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-04-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2005), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
SQUARE RIGGER LODGE (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
ROADHOUSE BAR OF CARLSVILLE (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-01-2010 and APR-09-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-27-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-04-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (APR-04-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
US COAST GUARD STATION (Population served: 31, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (NOV-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2011), St Boil Water Order (APR-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-27-2011), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAY-03-2011)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2010), St Boil Water Order (NOV-23-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2010), St Boil Water Order (OCT-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2010), St Boil Water Order (JUL-22-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-27-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-09-2011), St Public Notif requested (NOV-18-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-18-2011)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sturgeon Bay that have no violations reported:

  • WHISPERING SANDS RESRT (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WESTWOOD SHORES RESRT (Population served: 31, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH SHORE MEDICAL CLINIC (Population served: 31, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Sturgeon Bay in 2010:

  • 130 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 74 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 52 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 2 people in correctional residential facilities

People in group quarters in Sturgeon Bay in 2000:

  • 204 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 7 people in military ships

Banks with branches in Sturgeon Bay (2011 data):

  • Associated Bank, National Association: Sturgeon Bay Downtown Branch, Sturgeon Bay West Branch, Sturgeon Bay East Branch. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp
  • North Shore Bank, FSB: 225 N Fifth Ave Branch at 225 N Fifth Ave, branch established on 1919/01/01; 209 Green Bay Rd Branch at 209 Green Bay Rd, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,769.3 mil, Deposits: $1,357.7 mil, headquarters in Brookfield, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices
  • Baylake Bank: West Side Branch at 34 West Maple Avenue, branch established on 1902/12/02; at 217 North 4th Avenue, branch established on 1876/07/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,087.7 mil, Deposits: $868.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 27 total offices, Holding Company: Baylake Corp.
  • Citizens Bank: Sturgeon Bay Branch at 1426 Egg Harbor Road, branch established on 1999/07/12. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank Mutual: 1227 Egg Harbor Rd Branch at 1227 Egg Harbor Rd, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,497.0 mil, Deposits: $2,046.0 mil, headquarters in Brown Deer, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 79 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Sturgeon Bay:

Marital status in Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 56.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Sturgeon Bay:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sturgeon Bay
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sturgeon Bay, WI (based on Door County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic9,3256
Mainline Protestant5,12320
Evangelical Protestant4,56023
Other2534
Orthodox--
None8,524-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Here:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Door County:

8.29 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
This county:

32.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Door County:

8.3%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.9%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Door County:

13.2%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.5%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.4%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sturgeon Bay:

34.0%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

52.0%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Sturgeon Bay:

75.1%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sturgeon Bay, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 19$111,613$70,4920$0
Firefighters 14$85,197$73,02613$5,095
Streets and Highways 13$62,182$57,3991$2,312
Other Government Administration 5$27,590$66,21611$5,060
Parks and Recreation 4$20,296$60,8882$4,282
Financial Administration 4$15,819$47,4570$0
Solid Waste Management 3$13,472$53,8880$0
Police - Other 2$7,369$44,2141$469
Totals for Government 64$343,538$64,41328$17,218

Sturgeon Bay government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,915,000 ($214.71)
    General Public Buildings: $472,000 ($52.92)
    General - Other: $447,000 ($50.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $320,000 ($35.88)
    Natural Resources - Other: $26,000 ($2.92)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($2.69)
    Housing and Community Development: $15,000 ($1.68)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $15,511,000 ($1739.10)
    Police Protection: $2,388,000 ($267.74)
    Water Utilities: $1,896,000 ($212.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,749,000 ($196.10)
    Sewerage: $1,546,000 ($173.34)
    Regular Highways: $1,332,000 ($149.34)
    General - Other: $998,000 ($111.90)
    Central Staff Services: $935,000 ($104.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $667,000 ($74.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $504,000 ($56.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $305,000 ($34.20)
    Financial Administration: $165,000 ($18.50)
    General Public Buildings: $137,000 ($15.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $84,000 ($9.42)
    Libraries: $74,000 ($8.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $47,000 ($5.27)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $902,000 ($101.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $131,000 ($14.69)
    Police Protection: $120,000 ($13.45)
    Central Staff Services: $84,000 ($9.42)

Sturgeon Bay government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,073,000 ($232.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $487,000 ($54.60)
    Regular Highways: $441,000 ($49.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $183,000 ($20.52)
    Other: $16,000 ($1.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $35,000 ($3.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $497,000 ($55.72)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($3.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $455,000 ($51.01)
    General Revenue - Other: $323,000 ($36.21)
    Interest Earnings: $189,000 ($21.19)
    Sale of Property: $150,000 ($16.82)
    Fines and Forfeits: $63,000 ($7.06)
    Rents: $32,000 ($3.59)
    Special Assessments: $32,000 ($3.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,926,000 ($1785.63)
    Water Utilities: $2,062,000 ($231.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $966,000 ($108.31)
    Highways: $487,000 ($54.60)
    Education: $227,000 ($25.45)
    Other: $128,000 ($14.35)
  • Tax - Property: $7,552,000 ($846.73)
    Other Selective Sales: $196,000 ($21.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $178,000 ($19.96)
    Other: $121,000 ($13.57)
    Other License: $111,000 ($12.45)

Sturgeon Bay government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,699,000 ($3217.74)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,560,000 ($2865.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,609,000 ($628.88)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,469,000 ($276.82)

4.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Brown County, WI  0.86% ($59,717 average AGI)
to Kewaunee County, WI  0.39% ($32,627)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.25% ($41,364)
Businesses in Sturgeon Bay, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Carson Pirie Scott1Subway1
Chevrolet1Super 81
Comfort Inn1Taco Bell1
Curves1Target1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx3U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular2
Goodwill2UPS4
H&R Block1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturgeon Bay:

  • WDOR (910 AM; 1 kW; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: DOOR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAQ (1360 AM; 10 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WNFL (1440 AM; 5 kW; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturgeon Bay:

  • WPFF (90.5 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: FAMILY ED BC CORP OF DOOR COUNTY WI)
  • WDOR-FM (93.9 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: DOOR COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSRG (97.7 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRGX (88.5 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: FAMILY ED B/C CORP OF DOOR COUNTY WI)
  • WRLU (104.1 FM; ALGOMA, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRKU (102.1 FM; FORESTVILLE, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBDK (96.7 FM; ALGOMA, WI; Owner: NICOLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYD (99.7 FM; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLST (95.1 FM; MARINETTE, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS L.L.C.)
  • WIXX (101.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEMY (91.5 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EVANGEL MINISTRIES, INC)
  • WHID (88.1 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: BD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF WI SYS)
  • WPNE-FM (89.3 FM; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHDI (91.9 FM; SISTER BAY, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHND (89.7 FM; SISTER BAY, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WSFQ (96.3 FM; PESHTIGO, WI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WHYB (103.7 FM; MENOMINEE, MI; Owner: BADGER COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • WAUN-FM (92.7 FM; KEWAUNEE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sturgeon Bay:

  • W22BW (Channel 22; STURGEON BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WBAY-TV (Channel 2; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF GREEN BAY, INC.)
  • WLUK-TV (Channel 11; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFRV-TV (Channel 5; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WIWB (Channel 14; SURING, WI; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF WISCONSIN, LLC)
  • WPNE (Channel 38; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: WISCONSIN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGBA (Channel 26; GREEN BAY, WI; Owner: ARIES TELECOMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • W55AO (Channel 55; SISTER BAY, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Sturgeon Bay fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Sturgeon Bay fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 394ft / 120mTotal length
  • $12,144,000Total costs
  • 144,280Total average daily traffic
  • 864Total average daily truck traffic
  • 179,503Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sturgeon Bay, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sturgeon Bay, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sturgeon Bay)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sturgeon Bay, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sturgeon Bay)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Sturgeon Bay)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 57. The highest number of reported fires - 88 took place in 2005, and the least - 36 in 2012. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sturgeon Bay, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (43.9%), and Outside Fires (32.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sturgeon Bay, WI
    • 42243.9%Structure Fires
    • 30932.2%Outside Fires
    • 15416.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 767.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sturgeon Bay, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin:

  • Best Western Maritime Inn - Surgeon Bay, WI, 1001 N 14TH Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235 , Phone: (920) 743-7231, Fax: (920) 743-9341
  • Super 8 Sturgeon Bay, 409 Grn Bay Rd, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235 , Phone: (920) 743-9211, Fax: (920) 743-2099
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • 90.0%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • 77.3%Utility gas
  • 22.0%Electricity
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Sturgeon Bay compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Sturgeon Bay on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
There are 33 pilots and 15 other airmen in this city.
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