Manitowoc County WI Information


Manitowoc County Subdivisions

Manitowoc County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 80,493 (100%)
Population in Households 79,495 (98.8%)
Population in Families 63,654 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 998 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 137
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $53,620
Average Household Income $69,080
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $29,436
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 37,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,255 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,016 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,540 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $140,291
Average Home Value $173,475
Housing Affordability Index3 174


Total Households 34,271
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 22,214
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.11% -0.22%
Households 0.07% -0.06%
Families -0.07% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.01%


Manitowoc County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manitowoc County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 21 72nd
Population Density # 19 75th
Median Household Income # 47 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 60 83rd
Per Capita Income # 40 46th
Diversity Index # 27 64th

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