Port Washington is a city in and the county seat of Ozaukee County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Ozaukee County is a county in the US state of Wisconsin. As of 2000 the population was 82317 A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Wisconsin ( or wɪˈskɑnsɨn (French Ouisconsin) is one of the fifty United States of America, located in the north central part of the United States It is about 25 miles north of Milwaukee and some 110 miles north of Chicago. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. In the 2000 census Port Washington had a population of 10,467 people. The ZIP code is 53074. The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS
The city is located within the Town of Port Washington, though it is politically independent. Port Washington is a town in Ozaukee County in the US state of Wisconsin.
The area that became Port Washington was explored by French explorers in the late 17th century. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. In 1835, Wooster Harrison became the town's first permanent settler, in what was originally named Wisconsin City. The name was changed to Sauk Washington about 1843 and was incorporated with its present name in 1882.
With a natural harbor at the mouth of Sauk Creek, the city became a port on Lake Michigan, shipping and receiving various goods and materials. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. Of notable maritime commerce was the Port Washington power plant. The coal-fired plant received shipments of coal primarily by lake boat from its beginning of service in 1935 until 2004 when the coal-fired boilers were taken out of service. The plant is now being converted to generate electricity from natural gas. The conclusion of the receipt of coal also signalled the conclusion of Port Washington as a commercial port. The harbor is now utilized almost exclusively by recreational boaters.
Industries included fishing and manufacture of chairs and school equipment. For the computer security term see Phishing. Fishing is the activity of catching Fish. A chair is a kind of Furniture for Sitting, consisting of a back and sometimes arm rests commonly for use by one person From 1910 through 1935 Port Washington was the home of Paramount Records and other associated record labels. Paramount Records was an American Record label, best known for its recordings of African-American Jazz and Blues in the 1920s and In 1940 the population was 4,046; in 1950 4,754.
Port Washington has the largest collection of pre-Civil War buildings in Wisconsin several of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of The Port Washington Visitor Center, is itself a historic building known as the "Pebble House".
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 0 square miles (10. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²), of which, 3. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 square miles (10. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 1 square miles (0. 3 km²) of it (2. 53%) is water.
The city is located at the mouth of the Sauk Creek on Lake Michigan, and includes the 63 acre (250,000 m²) Lake Bluff Park. Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. Its average elevation above sea level is 612 feet (187 m). Mean sea level (MSL is the average (mean height of the Sea, with reference to a suitable reference surface Downtown Port Washington is close to the level of Lake Michigan (approximately 581 feet above sea level), and adjacent to the marina. The remainder of the city resides somewhat higher, spread across several hills.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,467 people, 4,071 households, and 2,756 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,721. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 5 people per square mile (1,049. 7/km²). There were 4,252 housing units at an average density of 1,105. 6/sq mi (426. 4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96. 97% White, 0. 7% Black or African American, 0. 47% Asian, 0. 37% Native American, 0% Pacific Islander, 0. 6% from other races, and 0. 89% from two or more races. 1. 61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically
There were 4,071 households out of which 34. 4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56. 6% were married couples living together, 7. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 3% were non-families. 26. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 6% 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 3. 04.
In the city the population was spread out with 25. 8% under the age of 18, 8. 1% from 18 to 24, 31. 8% from 25 to 44, 21. 6% from 45 to 64, and 12. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96. 2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $53,827, and the median income for a family was $62,215. Males had a median income of $42,266 versus $26,532 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,862. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 2. 7% of families and 4. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 4% of those under age 18 and 6. 8% of those age 65 or over.
Interstate 43 passes around Port Washington to the city's west and north. Interstate 43 (I-43 is an intrastate Interstate highway located entirely within the state of Wisconsin. WI-32 passes north to south through the city while WI-33 travels from the west before it terminates downtown. State Trunk Highway 32 (often called Highway 32, STH 32 or WIS 32) is a state highway in the U State Trunk Highway 33 (often called Highway 33, STH 33 or WIS 33) is a Wisconsin state highway running east-west across central Wisconsin
The Ozaukee Interurban Trail, a bike trail which follows the erstwhile interurban rail line, passes through Port Washington as it traverses Ozaukee County. The Ozaukee Interurban Trail is a roughly long Rail trail in Ozaukee County Wisconsin.
Port Washington has one of the largest charter fishing fleets on the Great Lakes. Shoe manufacturer Allen Edmonds as well as lawn and garden equipment producer Simplicity Manufacturing were founded in Port Washington. Allen Edmonds is a shoe manufacturing and retail company based in Port Washington Wisconsin. Though in recent years, the Simplicity Manufacturing Company has moved out, Allen Edmonds continues to call Port Washington home.
A farmers' market operates in the city on Saturday mornings in the summer, and many Sunday evenings free concerts are offered at the City Bandshell. Farmers' markets, sometimes called greenmarkets, are Markets usually held out-of-doors in public spaces where Farmers can sell produce  Port Fish Day is the billed as "World's Largest One Day Outdoor Fish Fry", and is held annually on the third Saturday in July. 
In 2007 the Port Washington High School Varsity Boys Basketball team made it to state for this first time since they won in 1936. The team finished 2nd beating Wisconsin Dells in the semi finals, and losing to Monroe in the championship game.