Door County, Wisconsin

Door County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 30,066.[2] Its county seat is Sturgeon Bay.[3] It is named after the strait between the Door Peninsula and Washington Island. The dangerous passage, known as Death's Door, contains shipwrecks and was known to Native Americans and early French explorers. The county was created in 1851 and organized in 1861.[4] Nicknamed the “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” Door County is a popular Upper Midwest vacation destination. It is also home to a small Walloon population.

Door County
Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay
Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Door County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45.02°N 87.01°W / 45.02; -87.01
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Named forPorte des Morts
SeatSturgeon Bay
Largest citySturgeon Bay
  Total2,370 sq mi (6,100 km2)
  Land482 sq mi (1,250 km2)
  Water1,888 sq mi (4,890 km2)  80%
  Density62.4/sq mi (24.1/km2)
DemonymDoor Countyite[1]
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code920
Congressional district8th
Wisconsin county code 15
FIPS county code 55029

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