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-Small-town atmosphere
-Low crime rate
-Nearby recreation


-Winter climate
-Some employment dislocations
-Low ethnic diversity

What Bert Has To Say About Sheboygan Metro Area

Sheboygan, located about halfway between Milwaukee and the Door Peninsula (or “thumb” of Wisconsin) is a clean and diversified port town and commercial center. It has grown up as a tourist and retirement destination attractive to residents of the larger cities to the south. The well-used downtown area is a classic, with particularly pleasant city neighborhoods to the north along the shore. Major employers include plumbing products manufacturers Kohler and Bemis, both headquartered here, and food processing businesses specializing in cheese and sausage. The waterfront is attractive with a large resort and indoor water park complex south of town, and the area has noted golf courses especially in the more upscale suburb of Kohler to the west. There is a notable collection of arts assets for the size of town, some endowed by the Kohler family.

Manitowoc (20 miles north) is a prosperous and clean manufacturing center and terminus to the Badger ferry to Michigan. Additional amenities are available in Milwaukee 60 miles south. With a low crime rate and cost of living, the general stresses of urban living are absent here- the chief negative is the rigorous climate. Current employment prospects are weak, with some manufacturing jobs in Sheboygan and nearby Manitowoc having left for overseas locations. Overall, the small town environment and simplicity is hard to beat among small American cities.

Sheboygan sits at the mouth of the Sheboygan River along a Lake Michigan coastal plain with mixed deciduous forest and clear areas. Land becomes rolling to hilly to the west. The climate is marine-influenced continental, although the “upwind” position diminishes lake effects in comparison with locations to the east and south. Summers are pleasant with periods of warm weather; cooling lake breezes and afternoon thundershowers are common. Winters are vigorous but milder than inland locations. Periods of cool, cloudy weather alternate with crisp, cold weather when air masses invade from the northwest. Snow is common and may linger, though not in amounts seen to the east and south of the lake. The lake moderates the cold somewhat but winds can be strong. First freeze is early October, last is early May.


Quick Facts About Sheboygan

    The unemployment rate in Sheboygan is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sheboygan jobs have Increased by 1.08 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sheboygan's cost of living is 9.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Sheboygan's population is 49,308 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.02 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Sheboygan is $113,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.60 percent.
    Sheboygan public schools spend $12,649 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Sheboygan.

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Sheboygan is located on Lake Michigan, which is a great feature. The lake is scenic, provides recreation, and moderates the climate by keeping it cooler in summer and... (read more)
Great Location
Sheboygan is located on Lake Michigan, which is a great feature. The lake is scenic, provides recreation, and moderates the climate by keeping it cooler in summer and... (read more)
Still a pretty good place to live and raise a fami
I have lived in Sheboygan now almost 17 years having moved here from another state. As with any city and area there are a mix of good and not so good things about... (read more)
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