Overview

Introduction to Menomonie, Wisconsin

Menomonie, Wisconsin, in Dunn county, is 21 miles W of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 57 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city has a population of 14,937.

Menomonie History

Menomonie was first settled in the early 1800s. Harding Perkins erected a lumber mill in the area in 1822. The name of the city was derived from an Indian term meaning "wild rice." The city is the county seat of Dunn County, which was founded on February 3, 1854.

Menomonie and nearby Attractions

  • L Mart Shopping Center
  • Dunn County Historical Society Museum
  • Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area
  • Russel J Rassbach Heritage Museum
  • Red Cedar State Trail
  • Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater

Things To Do In Menomonie

Local parks and recreational areas include the Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, Cedarama Park and the Red Cedar State Trail. The Dunn County Historical Society Museum, the Wilson Place Museum, the Empire in Pine Lumber Museum and the Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum are all accessible from Menomonie. Menomonie hosts the Dunn County Fair every August.

Menomonie Transportation

St. Paul International is the nearest major airport.

Menomonie Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chippewa Valley Technical College, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Winona State University are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,312
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+8,365
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married25.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.8%
Median Earnings25+$36,152
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,648

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,298
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work17.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$738
Median House Value$143,200

Ancestry

German35.1%
Norwegian14.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.7%
Irish11.3%
Polish5.9%
English4.3%
Swedish4%
French Except Basque2.9%
Italian2.1%
Dutch1.7%
Czech1.4%
Danishn1.4%
Canadian1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Arab1.1%
Swiss1.1%
Finnish0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Somali0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
+ Show More

Menomonie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dunn County
Standard Zip Codes54751
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.88
Approximate Longitude-91.91

Menomonie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMENOMONIE
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp4 to 24 F
Apr Temp34 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip30.5 inches
StationMONDOVI
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp4 to 24 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationELLSWORTH 1 E
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boyceville985$51,250
Colfax1,106$59,286
Elk Mound1,085$69,464
Elmwood710$66,635
Knapp553$54,250
Wheeler360$44,091

Menomonie Public Libraries

Menomonie Public Library
600 WOLSKE BAY RD.
Menomonie, Wisconsin
(715) 232-2164

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Menomonie Hospitals

Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar Inc
(Non-profit)
2321 Stout Rd
(715) 235-5531

Menomonie Public Schools

Menomonie High
1715 5th St W
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-2606
High
Total Enrollment 998
Menomonie Middle
920 21st St S
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-1673
Middle
Total Enrollment 667
Oaklawn Elementary
500 21st St S
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-3798
Primary
Total Enrollment 376
River Heights Elementary
615 24th Ave W
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-3987
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
School District Of The Menomonie Area 4k
215 Pine Ave Ne
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-1642
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Wakanda Elementary
1801 Wakanda St Ne
ZIP: 54751
(715) 232-3898
Primary
Total Enrollment 428

Menomonie Private Schools

Immanuel Baptist Church School
2700 Broadway St S
ZIP: 54751
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
St Joseph School
910 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 54751
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
St Pauls Lutheran School
1100 9th St E
ZIP: 54751
Elementary
Total Enrollment 69
Sources :
Additional Details
Menomonie Colleges
Menomonie colleges and trade schools.
Our Partner Listings
Additional Resources
Info for Menomonie Government Officials


Are you an official in the Menomonie government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.