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Overview

Introduction to Menominee, Michigan

Menominee, Michigan, in Menominee county, is 45 miles NE of Green Bay, Wisconsin and 143 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,378
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+3,551
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,717
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,017
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,721

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,565
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone44.3%
Median Gross Rent$533
Median House Value$73,200

Ancestry

German32.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.3%
Irish12.1%
French Except Basque11.8%
Polish9.5%
Swedish6.6%
Norwegian5%
Canadian4.7%
English4.4%
Finnish3.4%
Belgian3.1%
Czech2.9%
Italian2.7%
Danishn1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Lithuanian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Croatian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Russian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Menominee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Menominee County
Standard Zip Codes49858
Phone Area Codes906
Time ZoneAmerica/Menominee
Approximate Latitude45.12
Approximate Longitude-87.62

Menominee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARINETTE
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp33 to 53 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 57 F
Annual Precip32.4 inches
StationSTURGEON BAY EXP FARM
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp32 to 50 F
Jul Temp59 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 56 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationWASHINGTON ISLAND
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp9 to 24 F
Apr Temp31 to 46 F
Jul Temp58 to 74 F
Oct Temp41 to 53 F
Annual Precip28.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Daggett209$56,250
Stephenson1,004$42,212

Menominee Public Libraries

Spies Public Library
940 FIRST STREET
Menominee, Michigan
(906) 863-2900

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Menominee Public Schools

Blesch Intermediate School
1200 11th Ave
ZIP: 49858
(906) 863-4466
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Central Elementary School
1800 18th Ave
ZIP: 49858
(906) 863-3605
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Menominee High School
2101 18th St
ZIP: 49858
(906) 863-7814
High
Total Enrollment 500
Menominee Isd Special Education
1201 41st Ave
ZIP: 49858
(906) 863-5665
Other
Total Enrollment 14
Menominee Jr High School
2101 18th St
ZIP: 49858
(906) 863-9929
Middle
Total Enrollment 243
West Michigan Virtual - Menominee
955 1st St
ZIP: 49858
(616) 232-3322
High
Total Enrollment 42

Menominee Private Schools

Menominee Catholic Central School
1406 10th Ave
ZIP: 49858
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
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Historic Menominee

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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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