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The City of Sturgeon Bay had a population of 9,245 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Sturgeon Bay, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,245
Daytime Population: Workers 7,214
Daytime Population: Residents 3,899
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,113
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 9,053
Population in Familes 6,684
Population in Group Qrtrs 192
Population Density2 941
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $47,864
Average Household Income $62,312
Per Capita Income $29,397


Total Housing Units 5,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,631 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,706 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 733 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $154,645
Average Home Value $211,521


Total Households 4,337
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 2,440
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.06%
Households 0.16% 0.08%
Families 0.31% -0.05%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 97 88th
Population Density # 271 65th
Diversity Index # 284 64th
Median Household Income # 535 31st
Per Capita Income # 268 66th

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