Kewaunee is a city in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,952 at the 2010 census. Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Michigan, the city is the county seat of Kewaunee County. Its Menominee name is Kewāneh, an archaic name for a species of duck.
Kewaunee is part of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Kewaunee is located at 44°27′32″N 87°30′34″W / 44.45889°N 87.50944°W (44.458758, -87.509496).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which, 3.54 square miles (9.17 km2) is land and 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2) is water.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 2,952 people, 1,278 households, and 733 families living in the city. The population density was 833.9 inhabitants per square mile (322.0/km2). There were 1,462 housing units at an average density of 413.0 per square mile (159.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 1,278 households, of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.6% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 45.8 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,806 people, 1,149 households, and 736 families living in the city. The population density was 807.7 people per square mile (312.2/km2). There were 1,237 housing units at an average density of 356.1 per square mile (137.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.36% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 1,149 households, out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,420, and the median income for a family was $45,643. Males had a median income of $32,292 versus $20,544 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,384. About 11.2% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Jerry Augustine, MLB player, head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers baseball team
- Henry Baetz, Treasurer of Wisconsin
- Colin Cochart, NFL player
- Joseph E. Darbellay, Wisconsin State Representative
- Art Fiala, the last surviving World War I veteran from Wisconsin
- George Grimmer, Wisconsin State Senator
- Terry Jorgensen, MLB player
- John C. Karel, Wisconsin State Representative
- L. Albert Karel, Wisconsin State Representative
- Thomas F. Konop, U.S. Representative
- Stan Kuick, NFL player
- Ransom Asa Moore, professor
- Robert E. Minahan, Mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Jack Novak, NFL player
- Alvin E. O'Konski, U.S. Representative
- John Milton Read, Wisconsin legislator and newspaper editor
- Dena A. Smith, Wisconsin State Treasurer
- Joseph Stika, U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral
Sign at the city limits at the south of the city along Highway 42
Sign for the east terminus of Wisconsin Highway 29, looking the other way on Highway 42
Birdseye view of Kewuanee, from a postcard circa 1909