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Manitowoc is a city in Manitowoc County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "spirit land" or "devil's den."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Manitowoc. For links to other places called Manitowoc, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Manitowoc is 44.088N. The longitude is -87.657W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,080.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Manitowoc demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Manitowoc County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54220 ZIP code.
40% of Manitowoc residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manitowoc ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manitowoc was $19,954, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Manitowoc residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Manitowoc include Eighth Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Manitowoc, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $834.
Libraries in Manitowoc include Manitowoc Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Manitowoc include Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Manitowoc County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manitowoc political report.
The average commute time for Manitowoc workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Manitowoc between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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