Kiel, Wisconsin

Kiel, Wisconsin

Overview

Kiel is a city in Calumet
Calumet County, Wisconsin
Calumet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is included in the Appleton, Wisconsin, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the county's population was 48,971. The county seat is Chilton.-History:...

 and Manitowoc
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Manitowoc County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 82,887. Its county seat is Manitowoc. The United States Census Bureau's Manitowoc Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Manitowoc County.-Government:...

 Counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

. The population was 3,450 at the 2000 census. The city is located mostly within Manitowoc County, though a portion extends west into adjacent Calumet County.

It was once known as the "Wooden Shoes" Capital of Wisconsin as it held the only wooden shoes factory in Wisconsin.

Kiel is located at 43°54′53"N 88°1′55"W (43.914718, -88.031812), along the Sheboygan River
Sheboygan River
The Sheboygan River is a river flowing to Lake Michigan in eastern Wisconsin in the United States. It is about long and enters the lake at the city of Sheboygan.-Course:...

.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.03%) is water.

As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 3,450 people, 1,425 households, and 940 families residing in the city.
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Kiel is a city in Calumet
Calumet County, Wisconsin
Calumet County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is included in the Appleton, Wisconsin, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the county's population was 48,971. The county seat is Chilton.-History:...

 and Manitowoc
Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Manitowoc County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 82,887. Its county seat is Manitowoc. The United States Census Bureau's Manitowoc Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Manitowoc County.-Government:...

 Counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
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 of Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

. The population was 3,450 at the 2000 census. The city is located mostly within Manitowoc County, though a portion extends west into adjacent Calumet County.

It was once known as the "Wooden Shoes" Capital of Wisconsin as it held the only wooden shoes factory in Wisconsin.

Geography


Kiel is located at 43°54′53"N 88°1′55"W (43.914718, -88.031812), along the Sheboygan River
Sheboygan River
The Sheboygan River is a river flowing to Lake Michigan in eastern Wisconsin in the United States. It is about long and enters the lake at the city of Sheboygan.-Course:...

.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.03%) is water.

Demographics


As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 3,450 people, 1,425 households, and 940 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,433.9 people per square mile (552.7/km²). There were 1,498 housing units at an average density of 622.6 per square mile (240.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.58% White, 0.06% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.23% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population.

There were 1,425 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $44,239, and the median income for a family was $53,798. Males had a median income of $36,576 versus $27,070 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $23,112. About 1.7% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation


Wisconsin Highway 67 run north/south at the extreme east edge of Kiel. Highways 32 and 57 run through downtown Kiel, entering the city from the north at the northwest corner of the city and enter from the east at the southeast corner of the city. Wisconsin Highway 149 originally had its western terminus in Kiel. It later was extended west to Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Fond du Lac is a city in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, United States. The name is French for bottom of the lake, for it is located at the bottom of Lake Winnebago. The population was 42,203 at the 2000 census...

. Many years later the original route from Cleveland
Cleveland, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
Cleveland is a village in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,361 at the 2000 census.-History:The village was named after President Grover Cleveland.-Education:...

 to Kiel was decommissioned and the eastern terminus of the highway was located in Kiel. The entire route was decommissioned in the 2000s.

The Sheboygan River
Sheboygan River
The Sheboygan River is a river flowing to Lake Michigan in eastern Wisconsin in the United States. It is about long and enters the lake at the city of Sheboygan.-Course:...

 enters the city in the south edge of the city, runs through downtown, and exits the city in the east side of the city. The river is rarely used as a means of transportation. There is a dam in downtown Kiel and another one several miles downstream in Millhome
Millhome, Wisconsin
Millhome is an unincorporated community in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The nearest city to Millhome is Kiel. The community is located just west of the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 32 and Wisconsin Highway 57 and is along the border between Manitowoc and...

.

Kiel is served by the Wisconsin and Southern Railroad. Historically this line was built by the Milwaukee Road.

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