39 Must-Know Door County Statistics [Infographic]

These are some of the most up-to-date Door County statistics you need to know.

Make sure to read to the end for an infographic depicting 2021 Door County tourist spending.

Door County Population Statistics

Door County has a population of 30,066 people.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

96.3 percent of Door County residents are white alone.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

.9 percent of Door County residents are black or African American alone.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

.6 Percent of Door County residents are Asian alone.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

1.4 percent of Door County residents are two or more races.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

4.0 percent of Door County residents are Hispanic or Latino.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

1,975 Door County residents are veterans.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Door County has a population density of 62.4 persons per square mile.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Door County has a median household income of $61,765.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

The per capita income in Door County is $39,162.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

7.8 percent of Door County residents are living in poverty.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census.

Door County Housing Statistics

Door County has 23,891 housing units.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

79.5 percent of Door County housing units are owner-occupied.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

The median value of owner-occupied housing units is $223,200.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Door County has 13, 429 households.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Door County Education Statistics

95.6 percent of persons over the age of 25 are high school graduates.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

34.7 percent of persons over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Source: 202 U.S. Census

Door County has 5 school districts.

Source: Hello Door County.

The Southern Door School district covers the southern area of Door County.

The Sturgeon Bay School District covers most of the city of Sturgeon Bay.

The Sevastopol School District covers a rural area north of Sturgeon Bay.

The Gibraltar School District covers a rural area in the northern reaches of the Door Peninsula.

The Washington Island School District covers Washington Island.

Door County has a technical college campus.

Source: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

The University of Wisconsin maintains an agricultural research station in Door County.

Source: University of Wisconsin

Door County Business Statistics

Door County has 1, 270 employers.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

10,399 people are employed in Door County.

Source: 2020 U.S. Census

Door County Public Safety Statistics

The City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department completed 1,096 arrests in 2021.

Source: Sturgeon Bay Police Department 2021 Annual Report

The City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department investigated 173 vehicle accidents in 2021.

Source: Sturgeon Bay Police Department 2021 Annual Report

The City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department completed 1,951 traffic stops in 2021.

Source: Sturgeon Bay Police Department 2021 Annual Report

The Door County Sheriff’s Department investigated 639 vehicle accidents in 2021.

Source: Door County Sheriff’s Department 2021 Annual Report

The Door County Sheriff’s Department referred 68 drug incidents to the District Attorney in 2021.

Source: Door County Sheriff’s Department 2021 Annual Report

Door County Tourism Statistics

Door County municipalities collect an 8% Room Tax.

These taxes are collected by the Door County Tourism Zone on behalf of the municipalities. The majority of these funds are given to Destination Door County to promote tourism to the area.

Source: Door County Tourism Zone 2021 Annual Meeting Report

Destination Door County receives approximately 66% of room tax funds.

Source: Door County Tourism Zone 2021 Annual Meeting Report

$7,279,398 was collected in Room Tax in 2021.

These funds were collected under the old room tax rate of 5.5%.

Source: Door County Tourism Zone 2021 Annual Meeting Report

The Village of Sister Bay and the Village of Ephraim each impose a 0.5% “premier resort area” sales tax.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Revenue Premier Resort Area Tax page

Tourism supported 3,323 jobs in Door County in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Tourism had a $531M total economic impact in Door County in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Tourists to Door County spent $423M in 2021.

Tourists to Door County spent $423M in Door County in 2021. This was a 39.1% increase over 2020 and a 13.7% increase over 2020.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Door County tourists spent $206.6M for lodging in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Door County tourists spent $88.2M for food and beverage in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Door County tourists spent $64.9M in retail in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Door County tourists spent $41.1M in recreation and entertainment in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Door County tourists spent $22.3M for transportation in 2021.

Source: “Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County” by Tourism Economics

Infographic of Door County tourist spending in 2021.

Sources

US Census Bureau

City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department 2021 Annual Report

Door County Sheriff’s Department 2021 Annual Report

Door County Tourism Zone 2021 Annual Meeting Report

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Premeir Resort Area Tax page

Economic Impact of Tourism in Door County by Tourism Economics