About the Area
Kewaunee County invites comparisons to any site if you are planning to move or expand your business, industry, or start up a brand new enterprise. Here is a superior location, judged by its strategic placement in reference to midwestern markets. Kewaunee County, from its geographic center, is about a half-hour drive from Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Manitowoc.
In general, the economic base of Kewaunee County is dominated by agricultural and manufacturing employment. Rural Kewaunee County is the center of agricultural employment and the communities of Algoma, Kewaunee, and Luxemburg contain the major regions of manufacturing employment.Click here for detailed statistics on Kewaunee County
Residents here have the advantage of living in a location known for its recreational panoramas on land and lake. It is a popular vacation area with a variety of all the traditional year around activities. There are 1,300 acres of public hunting and fishing land, four county parks, five inland lakes with public access and the entire county has a substantial number of woodlots in an area that supports one of Wisconsin’s most significant dairy regions – over 300 dairy farms and an estimated 27,000 dairy cows. There are another 200 farms of varying size raising beef cattle, cash crops, calves, sheep, garden crops and orchards.
Somewhat amazingly, there is so much forested land in Kewaunee County that each year about 1,000 whitetail deer are harvested by hunters. A growing number of wild turkeys are also harvested during an open season. All of this is just a short drive from adjacent urban areas with several hundred thousand residents and all the features of larger city life-retail stores, technical support services, and major entertainment centers, including the Green Bay Packers.
The county is only moderately urbanized. About one-third of the population resides in two urban centers, Algoma and Kewaunee. The village of Luxemburg is rapidly becoming a third urban center in the county. The county population density of 58 persons per square mile (in 1995), is well above what would be considered typical of Wisconsin agricultural counties.