Sheboygan Falls


Sheboygan Falls, WI is a Main Street Community located in the center of Sheboygan County midway between the city of Plymouth (population 9,000) and the city of Sheboygan (population 50,582). Sheboygan Falls is also within 10 minutes of the Lake Michigan shoreline and 5 minutes from the World Class American Club Resort in Kohler.

Conveniently located only 60 minutes from Wisconsin’s largest business markets – Milwaukee and Green Bay via Interstate 43, which is 6 miles east of Sheboygan Falls. From the south take Highway 28 to Highway 32 North. From the north take Highway 23 West to Highway 32 South.

Blessed with beautiful architecture in its downtown, the Historic Downtown and the Cole Districts have been designated as National Historic Districts. In 1995 Sheboygan Falls was named as a Great American Main Street by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition to its unique architecture, Sheboygan Falls has an interesting combination of retail shops and services available to meet the needs of community members and visitors. Sheboygan Falls is known for its “nitch” shops dealing in gift and specialty items, shoes, jewelry, flowers and plants, wine, clothing and furniture. It also has several fine restaurants for unique dining experiences and is home to one of the finest archive research centers in the Midwest.

 


Daily Average Automobile Counts

Historic Downtown – 12,700 cars per day.
Hwy. 32 & 23 North/South – 10,300 per day
Hwy. 23 East/West – 20,200 Per day

Assets and Special Features

Sheboygan County Historic Research Center
Wisconsin Heritage Settlement Trail
Four City Parks
Access to Sheboygan River Shoreline & Falls
Riverwalk Shoreline Trail
Aquatic Center
The Bull – Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Industrial Parks and Sites

Vision Business Park on Cty. Trk. C & TT
Forrest Avenue Industrial Park off State Hwy. 32

Population

7,775

Sheboygan Falls Households and Families
Households……………………………3,214
Families………………………………..2,176
Average Household Size……………2.8
Average Family Size…………………2.84
Median Family Income…………….$62,139
Median Age……………………………40.8

Area Demographics
Sheboygan Falls – 7,775
Within 5-Mile Radius – 52,050
Within 10-Mile Radius – 100,125

Housing

Total Housing Units – 2,826
Total Units Occupied – 2,745
69.7% Owned
27.2% Rented

Renter-Occupied Units
Percent Rental Rate
1.4% $750 + per month
19.5 $500 – 750 / month
60.3 $300 – 499 / month
12.1 $0 – 299 / month
Median Rent: $422/month

Owner-Occupied Units
Percent Home Value
7.3% $200,000 +
14.2 $150,000 – 199,000
44.8 $100,000 – 149,999
37.1 $50,000 – 99,000
Average Value: $162,590

Employment

Sheboygan County Unemployment Rate – 7.3%

OCCUPATIONS
Agriculture 0.1%
Construction 7.3
Manufacturing 35.4
Wholesale/Retail 11.9
Transportation/Utilities 2.3
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate 3.6
Public Administration 2.6
Information 1.1
Services 35.7

Education
LOCAL %
High School Graduate 40.6
Some College 22.4
Associate Degree 10.2
Bachelor’s Degree 14.6
Graduate Degree 4.1

 

Demographic data suggests that individuals with better earning and spending power are migrating out of Sheboygan to neighboring areas like Sheboygan Falls. This population base is very desirable with comparatively high-income power and higher than average spending behavior.

Sheboygan Falls is also showing population retention in the key 18-year-old, the 25-34 year-old, and especially the 35-49 year-old age groups. These groups represent family regeneration and strong spending power for Sheboygan Falls in the future.

Government

Municipal Building
375 Buffalo Street
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
(920) 467-7900
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
City Council Meetings: 1st & 3rd Tues. 6:30 p.m.

Operation by 6-member City Council administered by elected Mayor and full-time City Clerk.

Taxes

Major Taxes and Tax Credits of Interest to Wisconsin Business

City of Sheboygan Falls Property Tax Rate –
$17.81 Per Thousand

Sales/Use Tax 5%

Health Care

The city of Sheboygan Falls is served on a regional level by hospital facilities located in the cities of Sheboygan (6 miles away) and Plymouth (9 miles away).
The Sheboygan Clinic has a satellite medical clinic located in Sheboygan Falls with an on-site full-time family practitioner.

Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center
2629 N. 7th Street
Sheboygan, WI 53083
920-451-5000

St. Nicholas Hospital
3100 Superior Avenue
Sheboygan, WI 53081
920-459-8300

Aurora Health Center Sheboygan Falls
1146 Plankview Green Blvd.
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
920-467-2424

Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice
W2850 State Road 28
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
920-467-1800

Transportation

Air Service: The Sheboygan County Airport is located within 10 minutes of Sheboygan Falls. Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is one-hour south and Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay is one hour north of Sheboygan Falls.

Overnight Parcel Carriers: Sheboygan Falls has both United Parcel Service and Federal Express drop-off stations and full service local U.S. Post Office.

Utility Providers

Gas: Wisconsin Public Service
Electric/Water/Sewer: Sheboygan Falls Utility
Phone: Ameritech, Charter Communications
Cable: Charter Communications

The city of Sheboygan Falls is served by a publicly owned electric and water utility. Power is purchased from Alliant Energy. Water is purchased from the Sheboygan Water Utility. Wisconsin Public Service provides natural gas service.

Environment

Sheboygan County is located within an EPA ozone attainment zone. New manufacturing businesses or expanded facilities are required to meet certain emission reduction standards. Reductions can come from additional controls, adoption of pollution prevention techniques, substitute materials or shutdowns. Offset credits can be granted to businesses that achieve or surpass EPA guidelines. Business can purchase credits if standard levels are exceeded. Credits can also be sold if companies reduce their emissions.