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Manitowoc, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Manitowoc had a population of 33,367 as of July 1, 2017. Manitowoc ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Manitowoc is located at latitude 44.098 and longitude -87.6789 in Manitowoc County. The formal boundaries for the City of Manitowoc (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.36 sq. miles. Manitowoc County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Manitowoc (GNIS ID: 1583636) 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 Manitowoc 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 Manitowoc: Munedowk.

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


Total Population 33,367
Daytime Population: Workers 22,588
Daytime Population: Residents 16,902
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 39,490
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 32,737
Population in Familes 24,887
Population in Group Qrtrs 630
Population Density2 1,883
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $47,084
Average Household Income $62,652
Per Capita Income $27,681


Total Housing Units 16,051 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,236 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,347 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,468 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $117,055
Average Home Value $140,732


Total Households 14,583
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 8,575
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 -0.12% -0.21%
Households -0.01% -0.16%
Families 0.0% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Manitowoc, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Manitowoc 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 # 24 97th
Population Density # 79 90th
Diversity Index # 103 87th
Median Household Income # 546 30th
Per Capita Income # 352 55th

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