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Overview

Introduction to Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay is a city located at the mouth of the Fox River in Wisconsin. Serving as the county seat of Brown County, Green Bay is situated 112 miles north of Milwaukee to which it is connected by Interstate I-43. Also servicing the city are U.S. Routes 41 and 141; and Wisconsin State Highways 29, 32, 54, 57, and 172.

The area where the Fox River empties into the Green Bay was a natural stopping place as far back as the 17th century for many types of travelers, including French voyagers, woodland Indian tribes, fur trappers, and Jesuit missionaries. This stopping place became Wisconsin's first settlement in 1634, only 14 years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. The French first settled the area, before being driven out by the British in 1763, who retained it as a stronghold until after the war of 1812. The area was a prime fur trading center, but by the time of Wisconsin statehood in 1848, fur trading had given way to lumbering. The first paper mill was built in 1895, establishing a staple industry which retains its prominence today. The borough of Green Bay, formed in 1838, consolidated in 1895 with the City of Fort Howard to form the new City of Green Bay. In the 1920s, the city's meat packing industry provided a name for a local football team known as the Green Bay Packers, which later became one of two charter teams of the National Football League. Green Bay today stands as a progressive, modern city with a thriving, diversified economy. Its economy is still primarily driven by the paper product industry, with transportation and health care also significant employers.

Green Bay Attractions

Green Bay is a vibrant town in terms of arts, culture, and events. A visitor's options for seeing a live performance are plentiful and varied. The 2,000-plus seat Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a prime venue for performances on a grand scale, such as Broadway shows; while the Resch Center offers sporting events and concerts by world-class entertainers. There are also plenty of museums to enjoy in Green Bay. The Neville Public Museum is a modern 58,000 square-foot facility which houses more than two million items in its permanent collections, including historic artifacts, original artworks, archeological objects, still photographs and film. The Oneida Nation Museum, one of the nation's oldest Native American museums, relates the culture and history of the Oneida people. The National Railroad Museum is a window to the history of railroading and its contributions to the building of a nation. Festivals and events abound in the Green Bay area. The International Bayfest in downtown Green Bay, held in June, is the largest music and food festival north of Milwaukee, attracting well over 100,000 people every year. Late August heralds the excitement and color of ArtStreet, a cultural potpourri of both display art and performing arts, with four stages of jazz, blues and classical music; as well as dance and live theater.

The Green Bay area’s passion for sports is as visible as it is undeniable. The city's pride and joy is its Green Bay Packers, a staple franchise of the NFL with a storied past. With a fanbase stretching across the state of Wisconsin, the Packers can boast more championships - twelve - than any other team in NFL history. The Packers play in the recently renovated Lambeau Field, a Green Bay landmark. A couple of minor league teams also call Green Bay their home. The Green Bay Blizzard play a different kind of football, arena football, and provide area fans with the option of watching football pretty much year-round. The Blizzard belong to the af2, minor league of the Arena Football League (AFL), and play their home games at the Resch Center from March through mid-July each year. The Green Bay Gamblers hockey team, a member of the United States Hockey League (USHL), is comprised largely of young players vying for scholarships at Division I schools. Baseball fans can watch minor-league action thanks to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Class A farm team of the Seattle Mariners. The T-Rats belong to the Midwest League and play their home games at the Fox Cities Stadium, located about 30 minutes south of Green Bay. Fans who want to see major league baseball can take the two-hour drive to Milwaukee, home of MLB's Milwaukee Brewers, who play in the spectacular convertible-roof Miller Park. Also in Milwaukee are the Bucks of the National Basketball Association, who play their games at the city's Bradley Center.

Demographics

People

Total Population104,951
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens12.2%
Employed Population 16+50,965
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,895
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,708
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,314

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,468
% Above Poverty Level81.7%
% Below Poverty Level18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$667
Median House Value$125,100

Ancestry

German31.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.5%
Irish8.9%
Polish8.7%
Belgian6.3%
French Except Basque4.5%
Dutch3.5%
Norwegian3.2%
English3%
Canadian2.1%
Swedish1.9%
Italian1.9%
Czech1.9%
Scottish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Finnish0.7%
African0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Green Bay Almanac

CategoryValue
County Brown County
Standard Zip Codes54302, 54301, 54303, 54304, 54311, 54313, 54229
P.O. Box Zip Codes54305, 54306, 54307, 54308, 54324
Company Zip Codes54344
Phone Area Codes715,920
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.52
Approximate Longitude-87.98

Green Bay Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGREEN BAY STRBL INTL AP
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip29.1 inches
StationKEWAUNEE 3 NW
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 26 F
Apr Temp34 to 49 F
Jul Temp60 to 77 F
Oct Temp40 to 56 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches
StationAPPLETON
Distance25.3 miles
Jan Temp8 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 58 F
Annual Precip30.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allouez13,933$79,797
Ashwaubenon17,157$72,896
De Pere24,544$79,706
Howard18,950$75,460
Pulaski3,528$71,786
Wrightstown3,265$80,507

Green Bay Public Libraries

Brown County Library
515 PINE ST.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
(920) 448-4400

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Green Bay Hospitals

Brown Cty Community Treatment Center
(Government - Local)
3150 Gershwin Drive
(920) 391-4700
Bellin Memorial Hsptl
(Non-profit)
744 S Webster Ave
(920) 433-3500
Bellin Psychiatric Ctr
(Non-profit)
301 E St Joseph St
(920) 433-3630
St Vincent Hsptl
(Non-profit)
835 S Van Buren St
(920) 433-0111
St Joseph Hospital Dba Libertas
(Non-profit)
1701 Dousman St
(920) 498-8600
Aurora Baycare Med Ctr
(Proprietary)
2845 Greenbrier Rd Po Box 8900
(920) 288-8000
St Marys Hsptl Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
1726 Shawano Ave
(920) 498-4200

Green Bay Public Schools

Aldo Leopold Community School K-8
622 Eliza St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2140
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Bay View
325 N Roosevelt St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2150
Other
Total Enrollment 72
Doty Elementary
525 Longview Ave
ZIP: 54301
(920) 337-2360
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Dr Rosa Minoka-hill School
325 N Roosevelt St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2150
Other
Total Enrollment 85
East High
1415 E Walnut St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2090
High
Total Enrollment 1275
Howe Elementary
525 S Madison St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2141
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Langlade Elementary
400 Broadview Dr
ZIP: 54301
(920) 337-2370
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Leonardo Da Vinci School For Gifted Learners
139 S Monroe Ave
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2135
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Washington Middle
314 S Baird St
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2095
Middle
Total Enrollment 897
Webster Elementary
2101 S Webster Ave
ZIP: 54301
(920) 448-2143
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Danz Elementary
2130 Basten St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2440
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Early Learning Center
312 Victoria St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 272-7075
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Edison Middle
442 Alpine Dr
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2450
Middle
Total Enrollment 1168
Eisenhower Elementary
1770 Amy St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2420
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Green Bay Head Start
1420 Harvey St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 448-2226
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
John Dewey Academy Of Learning
1420 Harvey St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 448-2232
High
Total Enrollment 59
Martin Elementary
626 Pinehurst Dr
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2405
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Nicolet Elementary
1309 Elm St
ZIP: 54302
(920) 448-2142
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Preble High
2222 Deckner Ave
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2400
High
Total Enrollment 2164
Sullivan Elementary
1567 Deckner Ave
ZIP: 54302
(920) 391-2470
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Chappell Elementary
205 N Fisk St
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2630
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Elmore Elementary
615 Ethel Ave
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2615
Primary
Total Enrollment 316
Fort Howard Elementary
520 Dousman St
ZIP: 54303
(920) 448-2105
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Franklin Middle
1233 Lore Ln
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2670
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Howard Elementary
631 W Idlewild Ct
ZIP: 54303
(920) 662-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Jefferson Elementary
905 Harrison St
ZIP: 54303
(920) 448-2106
Primary
Total Enrollment 150
Keller Elementary
1806 Bond St
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2685
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Lincoln Elementary
105 S Buchanan St
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2675
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
West High
966 Shawano Ave
ZIP: 54303
(920) 492-2600
High
Total Enrollment 912
Ashwaubenon High
2391 S Ridge Rd
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2950
High
Total Enrollment 1062
Beaumont Elementary
1505 Gatewood St
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2690
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Cormier School And Early Learning Center
2280 S Broadway
ZIP: 54304
(920) 448-2870
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Jackson Elementary
1306 S Ridge Rd
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Kennedy Elementary
1754 Ninth St
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2640
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Macarthur Elementary
1331 Hobart Dr
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2680
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Parkview Middle
955 Willard Dr
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2940
Middle
Total Enrollment 692
Southwest High
1331 Packerland Dr
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2650
High
Total Enrollment 1188
Tank Elementary
814 S Oakland Ave
ZIP: 54304
(920) 448-2104
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Valley View Elementary
2200 True Ln
ZIP: 54304
(920) 492-2930
Primary
Total Enrollment 703
Green Bay Correctional Institution
2833 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 54307
(920) 432-4877
High
Total Enrollment 17
Baird Elementary
539 Laverne Dr
ZIP: 54311
(920) 391-2410
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Friedrich Froebel Garden Of Early Learning
3542 Finger Rd
ZIP: 54311
(920) 391-2447
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Mcauliffe Elementary
2071 Emerald Dr
ZIP: 54311
(920) 391-2436
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Red Smith K-8
2765 Sussex St
ZIP: 54311
(920) 391-2425
Primary
Total Enrollment 945
Wequiock Elementary
3994 Wequiock Rd
ZIP: 54311
(920) 448-2477
Primary
Total Enrollment 137
Wilder Elementary
2590 Robinson Ave
ZIP: 54311
(920) 391-2460
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Bay Port High
2710 Lineville Rd
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-7000
High
Total Enrollment 1827
Bay View Middle
1217 Cardinal Ln
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-8196
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Forest Glen Elementary
1935 Cardinal Ln
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-7958
Primary
Total Enrollment 525
Howard And Suamico 4k Collaborative
2700 Lineville Rd
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-7713
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
King Elementary
1601 Dancing Dunes Dr
ZIP: 54313
(920) 492-2771
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Lannoye Elementary
2007 County Road U
ZIP: 54313
(920) 865-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Lineville Intermediate School
2700 Lineville Rd
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-7871
Middle
Total Enrollment 888
Lombardi Middle
1520 S Point Rd
ZIP: 54313
(920) 492-2625
Middle
Total Enrollment 830
Meadowbrook Elementary
720 Hillcrest Hts
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Pioneer Elementary
1360 Ponderosa Ave
ZIP: 54313
(920) 492-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Suamico Elementary
2153 School Ln
ZIP: 54313
(920) 662-9800
Primary
Total Enrollment 340

Green Bay Private Schools

Resurrection Catholic School
333 Hilltop Dr
ZIP: 54301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 182
St Matthew School
2575 S Webster Ave
ZIP: 54301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 172
St Paul Lutheran School
514 S Clay St
ZIP: 54301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
St Thomas More School
650 S Irwin Ave
ZIP: 54301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
Green Bay Trinity Lutheran School
120 S Henry St
ZIP: 54302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
St Bernard School
2020 Hillside Ln
ZIP: 54302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 417
Adventist Junior Academy
1422 Shawano Ave
ZIP: 54303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Bay City Baptist School
1840 Bond St
ZIP: 54303
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 87
Notre Dame De La Baie Academy
610 Maryhill Dr
ZIP: 54303
Secondary
Total Enrollment 735
Providence Academy
1420 Division St
ZIP: 54303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 64
Redeemer Lutheran School
205 Hudson St
ZIP: 54303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Beth Haven Academy
2023 S Ridge Rd
ZIP: 54304
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Holy Family School
1204 S Fisk St
ZIP: 54304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
Pilgrim Lutheran School
1731 Saint Agnes Dr
ZIP: 54304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 188
St Mark Lutheran School
1167 Kenwood St
ZIP: 54304
Elementary
Total Enrollment 174
Bayside Academy
3475 Humboldt Rd
ZIP: 54311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Holy Cross Elementary School
3002 Bay Settlement Rd
ZIP: 54311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 164
Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School
1311 S Robinson Ave
ZIP: 54311
Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Prince Of Peace Catholic School
3542 Finger Rd
ZIP: 54311
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
St John The Baptist School
2561 Glendale Ave
ZIP: 54313
Elementary
Total Enrollment 287
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