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The City of Sturgeon Bay had a population of 9,332 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sturgeon Bay is located at latitude 44.8227 and longitude -87.3698 in Door County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sturgeon Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.82 sq. miles and a water area of 1.84 sq. miles. Door County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Sturgeon Bay (GNIS ID: 1584239) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sturgeon Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sturgeon Bay: Graham, Ottumba, Tehema.

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Sturgeon Bay, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,332
Population in Households 9,140
Population in Familes 6,777
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density1 950
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,423
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 2,497
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,085 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,734 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,689 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 662 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $206,099


Median Household Income $44,446
Average Household Income $57,975
Per Capita Income $27,646
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.38%
Households 0.5% 0.51%
Families 0.74% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sturgeon Bay, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturgeon Bay to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 88th
Population Density1 # 264 66th
Diversity Index2 # 261 66th
Median Household Income # 538 31st
Per Capita Income # 272 65th

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