Manitowoc, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Manitowoc, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Manitowoc had a population of 33,318 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Manitowoc: Munedowk.

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Manitowoc, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,318
Population in Households 32,689
Population in Familes 24,636
Population in Group Qrtrs 629
Population Density2 1,881
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $45,785
Average Household Income $61,779
Per Capita Income $27,352


Total Housing Units 16,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,528 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,052 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,462 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $118,861
Average Home Value $141,542


Total Households 14,581
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 8,538
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.12% -0.18%
Households -0.01% -0.12%
Families -0.05% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2018 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 # 25 97th
Population Density # 80 90th
Diversity Index # 105 87th
Median Household Income # 597 23rd
Per Capita Income # 418 46th

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