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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,836
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+5,174
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married43.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.6%
Median Earnings25+$32,125
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,319
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,063
% Above Poverty Level81.5%
% Below Poverty Level18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.6%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$81,200

Ancestry

German39.4%
Polish11.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.5%
Irish8.4%
French Except Basque6.5%
Swedish6.3%
Canadian4.6%
Norwegian3.8%
English3.4%
Scottish3.1%
Belgian2.6%
Italian2.6%
Czech2.5%
Dutch1.6%
Austrian1.2%
Hungarian1%
Danishn1%
Finnish0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Greek0.1%
Latvian0.1%
African0.1%
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Marinette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marinette County
Standard Zip Codes54143
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude45.08
Approximate Longitude-87.62

Marinette 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
Distance1.2 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
Distance21.7 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
StationBREED 6 SSE
Distance37.7 miles
Jan Temp2 to 24 F
Apr Temp30 to 55 F
Jul Temp56 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coleman845$57,750
Crivitz1,070$51,422
Egg Harbor267$91,250
Oconto4,488$56,516
Peshtigo3,440$54,406
Pound489$55,729

Marinette Public Libraries

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

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Marinette Hospitals

Bay Area Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
3100 Shore Dr
(715) 735-6621

Marinette Public Schools

Garfield Elementary
1615 Carney Blvd
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 208
Marinette High
2135 Pierce Ave
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-1300
High
Total Enrollment 623
Marinette Middle
1011 Water St
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 590
Merryman Elementary
611 Elizabeth Ave
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 197
Park Elementary
1225 Hockridge St
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Sunrise Early Learning Center
115 Hancock St
ZIP: 54143
(715) 735-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 271

Marinette Private Schools

St Thomas Aquinas Academy
1200 Main St
ZIP: 54143
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 137
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School
1216 Colfax St
ZIP: 54143
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
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