Sheboygan is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 47,965 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Sheboygan is the 13th largest community in Wisconsin. Sheboygan has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Sheboygan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.61% of the Sheboygan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Sheboygan is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sheboygan who work in office and administrative support (10.13%), sales jobs (9.55%), and management occupations (6.44%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sheboygan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Sheboygan is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.91% of adults 25 and older in Sheboygan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Sheboygan in 2018 was $25,730, which is lower middle income relative to Wisconsin, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,920 for a family of four. However, Sheboygan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Sheboygan is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sheboygan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sheboygan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Sheboygan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.47% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Sheboygan include German, Irish, Dutch, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sheboygan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Spanish.