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Overview

Introduction to Menasha, Wisconsin

Menasha, Wisconsin, in Winnebago county, is 4 miles S of Appleton, Wisconsin and 84 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah metropolitan statistical area.

Menasha History

Menasha was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The city derived its name from a Menominee word meaning "settlement on the island." James Doty, the second Territorial Governor of Wisconsin, first traveled through the area in 1820, and the U.S. Government purchased the land in 1831. The City of Menasha was incorporated in 1874.

Menasha and nearby Attractions

  • Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • Barlow Planetarium
  • Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center
  • Weis Earth Science Museum
  • Fox Cities Children’s Museum
  • Plamann County Park

Things To Do In Menasha

The Houdini Historical Center, the Outagamie Museum & Houdini Historical Center and the Fox Cities Children’s Museum are all accessible from Menasha. Jefferson Park, Smith Park and Clovis Park are some of the local parks. Local churches include the Trinity Lutheran Church, Saint Thomas Episcopal Church and Saint John’s Polish Roman Catholic Church. Local festivals include the Community Fest, Polk County Fair, the Turtle Days Fall Harvest Festival, the Fox Jazz Fest and the Seafood Fest.

Menasha Transportation

Outagamie County Regional is the nearest airport.

Menasha Higher Education

Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, Moraine Park Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 17,546
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 8,635
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 50.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.4%
Median Earnings25+ $32,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,826
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,806

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,440
% Above Poverty Level 87.3%
% Below Poverty Level 12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $118,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.6%
Irish 7.2%

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

Menasha Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles S of Appleton, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Winnebago
Metro Area Appleton - Oshkosh - Neenah
Standard Zip Codes 54952
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.202
Longitude -88.446

Menasha Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station APPLETON
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 30.1 inches
Station NEW LONDON
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 30.8 inches
Station CLINTONVILLE
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 23 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 58 F
Annual Precip 32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Appleton 73,118 $70,552
Combined Locks 3,444 $67,304
Kimberly 6,646 $60,125
Little Chute 10,641 $67,301
Neenah 25,781 $66,765
Sherwood 2,810 $101,579

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

Menasha Public Libraries

Library
Elisha D. Smith Public Library
440 FIRST ST.
Menasha, Wisconsin
(920) 967-5166

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Menasha High Schools

MENASHA HI
420 7TH ST
920-967-1805
Serves 1,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

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