Introduction to Menomonie, Wisconsin

Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn county, is 21 miles W of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 57 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city has a population of 14,937.

Menomonie History

Menomonie was first settled in the early 1800s. Harding Perkins erected a lumber mill in the area in 1822. The name of the city was derived from an Indian term meaning "wild rice." The city is the county seat of Dunn County, which was founded on February 3, 1854.

Menomonie and nearby Attractions

  • L Mart Shopping Center
  • Dunn County Historical Society Museum
  • Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area
  • Russel J Rassbach Heritage Museum
  • Red Cedar State Trail
  • Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

Things To Do In Menomonie

Local parks and recreational areas include the Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, Cedarama Park and the Red Cedar State Trail. The Dunn County Historical Society Museum, the Wilson Place Museum, the Empire in Pine Lumber Museum and the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum are all accessible from Menomonie. Menomonie hosts the Dunn County Fair every August.

Menomonie Transportation

St. Paul International is the nearest major airport.

Menomonie Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chippewa Valley Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Winona State University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 16,210
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,994
Age of the Population 24


% of people married 28.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $59,306
% Above Poverty Level 71.1%
% Below Poverty Level 28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 17.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $700
Median House Value $136,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.9%
Irish 13.6%

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

Menomonie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Eau Claire, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Dunn
Standard Zip Codes 54751
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.875
Longitude -91.919

Menomonie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Cedar Falls (54751)

North Menomonie (54751)

Rusk (54751)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boyceville 996 $45,577
Colfax 1,154 $46,563
Elk Mound 1,062 $56,597
Elmwood 865 $54,000
Knapp 427 $44,531

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

Menomonie Public Libraries

Menomonie Public Library
Menomonie, Wisconsin
(715) 232-2164

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Menomonie Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(715) 235-5531
Emergency Service: Yes

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Menomonie High Schools

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1715 5TH ST W
Serves 1,166 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

N5639 200TH ST
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 35 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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