Sister Bay, Wisconsin

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Sister Bay, Wisconsin
Downtown Sister Bay on WIS 42
Downtown Sister Bay on WIS 42
Location of Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.
Location of Sister Bay in Door County, Wisconsin.
Coordinates: 45°11′14″N 87°7′26″W / 45.18722°N 87.12389°W / 45.18722; -87.12389Coordinates: 45°11′14″N 87°7′26″W / 45.18722°N 87.12389°W / 45.18722; -87.12389
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyDoor
Area
 • Total3.57 sq mi (9.25 km2)
 • Land2.58 sq mi (6.68 km2)
 • Water0.99 sq mi (2.57 km2)
Elevation620 ft (189 m)
Population
 • Total876
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
935
 • Density362.54/sq mi (139.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-74225[5]
GNIS feature ID1574209[2]
Websitehttp://www.sisterbay.com/

Sister Bay is a village in Door County, Wisconsin, United States.[6] The population was 876 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.58 square miles (9.27 km2), of which 2.58 square miles (6.68 km2) is land and 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2) is water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920190
193023825.3%
194030929.8%
195042938.8%
196052021.2%
1970483−7.1%
198056416.8%
199067519.7%
200088631.3%
2010876−1.1%
2019 (est.)935[4]6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[5] there were 886 people, 446 households and 224 families living in the village. The population density was 341.9 per square mile (132.1/km2). There were 945 housing units at an average density of 364.7 per square mile (140.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.42% White, 0.11% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 446 households, of which 11.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.6% were non-families. 46.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.45.

10.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 13.4% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 46.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 61 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.0 males.

The median household income was $33,224 and the median family income was $50,893. Males had a median income of $28,571 compared with $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $25,029. About 1.4% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 3.6% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[3] there were 876 people, 457 households and 217 families living in the village. The population density was 339.5 inhabitants per square mile (131.1/km2). There were 1,335 housing units at an average density of 517.4 per square mile (199.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 457 households, of which 11.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 52.5% were non-families. 47.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 29.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.43.

The median age in the village was 62.7 years. 10.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 46.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 42.9% male and 57.1% female.

Sister Bay, left, and Ephraim, right taken 1:10 AM CDT, March 27, 2012 during Expedition 30 of the ISS.
Sister Bay, left, and Ephraim, right taken 1:10 AM CDT, March 27, 2012 during Expedition 30 of the ISS.

Education[edit]

Gibraltar Area Schools serves the community. Gibraltar Elementary School and Gibraltar Secondary School are the two schools.[9]

Historical landmarks[edit]

Transportation[edit]

State highways[edit]

Climate[edit]

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Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Map of the Village of Sister Bay, Door County Land Use Services Dept, December 11th, 2018
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Home Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine" (Archive). Gibraltar Area Schools. Retrieved on June 16, 2014.
  10. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  11. ^ Economic Value of Reengineering WI Great Lakes beaches by Matthew Winden, UW-Whitewater Fiscal & Economic Research Center Institute for Water Business, page 10

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