Sheboygan was initially found in the 1830s by a group of migrants. The migrants primarily came from New York, Michigan, and the surrounding areas of New England.
The first real industry to come to Sheboygan was lumbering. Because of the vast number of trees that produced quality lumber in the region, Sheboygan has become known as a lumber city.
According to the 2010 census, there are approximately 49,000 people living in the city of Sheboygan. There are around 20,000 households with 12,000 families living within the Sheboygan borders. The density of population is 3,500 inhabitants per square mile.
Sheboygan is still developing in its ethnic diversity. It is currently 82.5% white, 1.8% African-American, 9% Asian, and less than 5% from all other races. The median age in the city of Sheboygan is 36.2 years old. 25% of all the residents in the city are under the age of 18 with only 8.7% between the ages of 18 and 24. 27% of the population is between the ages of 25 and 44 with 24.8% being between the ages of 45 and 64. Approximately 13% are aged 65 or older.
Sheboygan is known for its extensive and varied trails. There are a huge number of bike trails and dedicated paths that citizens frequently take advantage of. There are plans currently in process that will turn an old railroad in Sheboygan into new trails and paths. There are also plans in place that would allow for current Sheboygan trails to connect to the massive and famous Ozaukee Interurban Trail. This trail has become well known throughout the world due to its beautiful scenery and lush landscapes.
Sheboygan is a great place to raise a family and was once recognized by Reader's Digest as "The Best Place to Raise A Family" in the United States. Be sure to visit Sheboygan and take advantage of the many entertainment and cultural opportunities the city has to offer.