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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,930
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+8,955
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,373
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,840
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,847

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,793
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.3%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$119,000

Ancestry

German48%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Polish9.9%
Irish7.6%
English4.8%
Dutch4.5%
Norwegian3.2%
French Except Basque3.1%
Italian2.5%
Swedish2.1%
Czech1.3%
Danishn1%
Canadian1%
Belgian0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Russian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.2%
African0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Menasha Almanac

CategoryValue
County Winnebago County
Standard Zip Codes54952
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.21
Approximate Longitude-88.43

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)

StationAPPLETON
Distance5.2 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
StationNEW LONDON
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.8 inches
StationCLINTONVILLE
Distance32.4 miles
Jan Temp4 to 23 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp34 to 58 F
Annual Precip32 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Appleton73,446$71,468
Combined Locks3,486$68,451
Kimberly6,679$57,083
Little Chute10,815$71,015
Neenah25,849$67,568
Sherwood2,829$102,125

Menasha Public Libraries

Elisha D. Smith Public Library
440 FIRST ST.
Menasha, Wisconsin
(920) 967-3660

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Menasha Public Schools

Banta School
328 Sixth St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1417
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
Butte Des Morts Elementary
501 Tayco St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Clovis Grove Elementary
974 9th St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1950
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Gegan Elementary
675 W Airport Rd
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Jefferson Elementary
105 Ice St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1660
Primary
Total Enrollment 207
Maplewood Middle
1600 Midway Rd
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1600
Middle
Total Enrollment 735
Menasha High
420 7th St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1800
High
Total Enrollment 983
Nicolet Elementary
449 Ahnaip St
ZIP: 54952
(920) 967-1710
Primary
Total Enrollment 130

Menasha Private Schools

Kennan Academy
3010 S Appleton Rd
ZIP: 54952
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Mt Cavalry Lutheran School
N8728 Coop Rd
ZIP: 54952
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Seton Catholic Middle School
312 Nicolet Blvd
ZIP: 54952
Elementary
Total Enrollment 153
St Mary Elementary School
540 2nd St
ZIP: 54952
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
Trinity Lutheran School
300 Broad St
ZIP: 54952
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
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