Introduction to Marinette, Wisconsin

Marinette, Wisconsin, in Marinette county, is 44 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 143 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 11,749 people live in Marinette.

Marinette History

A small Algonquin tribe first settled in the area now known as Marinette. In the 1800s, it became a French fur trading post. On account of its location next to Green Bay and along the Menominee River, it experienced a "lumber boom." It is said that the community was named after the wife of an early fur trader, Marie Antoinette Chevalier, a French woman who ran a trading post close to the mouth of the Menominee River. The community was officially incorporated in 1887 and became Wisconsin’s tenth largest city by 1900.

Marinette and nearby Attractions

  • Potawatomi State Park
  • Peshtigo Fire Museum
  • J.W. Wells State Park
  • Beyer Home Museum
  • Copper Culture State Park
  • Peninsula State Park

Things To Do In Marinette

Vernon Hills Golf Course, Red Putter Mini Golf and Idlewild Golf are all in the area. Cave Point County Park, Rock Island State Park and the Pioneer Memorial County Park provide recreational opportunities to the visitors and residents of Marinette. Churches in the area include Our Savior Norwegian Lutheran Church, Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church and the Pioneer Presbyterian Church. The Peshtigo Fire Museum and the Beyer Home Museum are nearby as well.

Marinette Transportation

Austin Straubel International Airport is nearby.

Marinette Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Saint Norbert College, Northern Michigan University and Lakeland College.


Total Population 10,890
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,039
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 43.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,771
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,335


Median Family Income $53,963
% Above Poverty Level 83.5%
% Below Poverty Level 16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 45.8%
Median Gross Rent $583
Median House Value $78,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 3%
Irish 8.9%

Marinette Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 44 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Marinette
Standard Zip Codes 54143
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.1
Longitude -87.63

Marinette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.2 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 21.7 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
Station BREED 6 SSE
Distance 37.7 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 24 F
Apr Temp 30 to 55 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Marinette, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Menekaunee (54143)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coleman 697 $52,083
Crivitz 1,071 $44,750
Egg Harbor 278 $70,750
Oconto 4,510 $55,516
Peshtigo 3,481 $60,582
Pound 484 $51,250

Marinette Public Libraries

Marinette County Consolidated Public Library
1700 HALL AVE.
Marinette, Wisconsin
(715) 732-7570

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Marinette Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(715) 735-6621
Emergency Service: Yes

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