Sevastopol, Wisconsin

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Sevastopol, Wisconsin
Location of Sevastopol, Wisconsin
Location of Sevastopol, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°53′28″N 87°18′1″W / 44.89111°N 87.30028°W / 44.89111; -87.30028Coordinates: 44°53′28″N 87°18′1″W / 44.89111°N 87.30028°W / 44.89111; -87.30028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
CountyDoor
Area
 • Total90.6 sq mi (234.6 km2)
 • Land51.9 sq mi (134.3 km2)
 • Water38.7 sq mi (100.3 km2)
Elevation591 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,667
 • Density51.4/sq mi (19.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-72600[2]
GNIS feature ID1584125[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

Sevastopol is a town in Door County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,667 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Institute, Valmy, and Whitefish Bay are within the town.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 90.6 square miles (234.6 km2), of which, 51.8 square miles (134.3 km2) of it is land and 38.7 square miles (100.3 km2) of it (42.75%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,667 people, 1,076 households, and 825 families residing in the town. The population density was 51.4 people per square mile (19.9/km2). There were 1,554 housing units at an average density of 30.0 per square mile (11.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.04% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 1,076 households, out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.3% were non-families. 19.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $47,227, and the median income for a family was $52,125. Males had a median income of $33,152 versus $22,632 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,150. About 5.9% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

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Source: [5]

Plant collections[edit]

Potatoes[edit]

The U.S. Potato Genebank at the Peninsular Research Station just north of Sturgeon Bay[6] is the world's second largest living collection of wild potatoes with 65 wild species in 2010. Altogether in 2010 it held 5,277 total collections, the fifth highest number of total collections worldwide and accounting for a little over 5% of the total worldwide.[7] During fiscal year 2019, 10,042 samples from the collection were distributed to academics and businesses with 6,659 distributed domestically and 3,383 exported to other nations.[8]

Garden plants[edit]

A master gardeners association operates a one-acre botanical garden on the Peninsular Research Station grounds with about 350 varieties of plants.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Map of the Town of Sevastopol (east), Door County Land Use Services Dept, August 16, 2017
  4. ^ Map of the Town of Sevastopol (west), Door County Land Use Services Dept, August 16, 2017
  5. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  6. ^ Jones, Gary (September 16, 2009). "Door County's Potato Genebank". Door County Pulse. Retrieved January 22, 2019., also see NRSP6: The US Potato Genebank: Acquisition, Classification, Preservation, Evaluation and Distribution of Potato (Solanum) Germplasm
  7. ^ Table 3 List of holders of ex situ collections of potato germplasm (Solanum sp.) in Diversity of potato genetic resources by Ryoko Machida-Hirano, Breed Sci. 65(1), 2015 March, pages 26–40
  8. ^ Annual Report FY 2019 by the NRSP-6: United States Potato Genebank , page 6
  9. ^ The Garden Door Fact Sheet by the Door County Master Gardeners Association, Accessed December 18, 2019