Introduction to Menominee, Michigan

Menominee, Michigan, in Menominee county, is 45 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 143 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 9,131.

Menominee History

Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the Menominee Native Americans originally inhabited the area now known as Menominee. The city was named after the Menominee tribe, which now has reservations along Wolf River in Wisconsin. An electric car, called the Dudly Bug, was manufactured here. Marshall Burns Lloyd invented an automated process for making man-made wicker in Menominee in 1917.

Menominee and nearby Attractions

  • Beyer Home Museum
  • Copper Culture State Park
  • Cherry Republic
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Art Dettman Fish Shanty
  • Peshtigo Fire Museum

Things To Do In Menominee

Menominee’s historic downtown runs along the shores of Green Bay, which houses the Great Lakes Memorial Marina and park. Information about the history of the area is available at the Peshtigo Fire Museum and the Beyer Home Museum. Copper Culture State Park, J.W. Wells State Park, and Peninsula State Park are some of the local parks.

Menominee Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Menominee Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Bay de Noc Community College and the Bellin College of Nursing.


Total Population 8,456
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 18.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,465
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 41%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $44,779
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 42.8%
Median Gross Rent $542
Median House Value $74,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0%
English 3.7%
Irish 12.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Menominee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Menominee
Standard Zip Codes 49858
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.107
Longitude -87.614

Menominee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 32 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 24 F
Apr Temp 31 to 46 F
Jul Temp 58 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 53 F
Annual Precip 28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Daggett 196 $53,333
Stephenson 964 $46,538

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Menominee Public Libraries

Spies Public Library
Menominee, Michigan
(906) 863-2900
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Menominee High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

2101 18TH STREET
Serves 665 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

2008 11TH AVENUE
A Non-traditional School
Serves 52 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26

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Historic Menominee


Menominee (logging on the river) c1898.

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Menominee (logging on the river) c1898.

Logging on the river between 1880 and 1899

Loading lumber on steamer at lumberyards between 1880 and 1899

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