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Door County, Wisconsin

\nDoor County is a county located in the State of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 27,961. Its county seat is Sturgeon Bay6.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,138 km² (2,370 mi²). 1,250 km² (483 mi²) of it is land and 4,888 km² (1,887 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 79.63% water. The county also has more than 250 miles of shoreline, more than any other in the country.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 27,961 people, 11,828 households, and 7,995 families residing in the county. The population density is 22/km² (58/mi²). There are 19,587 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.84% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 11,828 households out of which 26.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% are married couples living together, 6.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.84. In the county, the population is spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 27.70% from 45 to 64, and 18.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.50 males.

Cities and towns

Baileys Harbor\n*Brussels\n*Clay Banks\n*Egg Harbor\n*Ephraim\n*Forestville\n*Gardner\n*Gibraltar\n*Jacksonport\n*Liberty Grove\n*Nasewaupee\n*Sevastopol\n*Sister Bay\n*Sturgeon Bay\n*Union\n*Washington