Marinette County, Wisconsin

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Marinette County, Wisconsin
2009-0619-Marinette-Court.jpg
Marinette County Courthouse, Marinette
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1879
Seat Marinette
Largest city Marinette
Area
 • Total 1,550 sq mi (4,014 km2)
 • Land 1,399 sq mi (3,623 km2)
 • Water 151 sq mi (391 km2), 9.7%
Population
 • (2010) 41,749
 • Density 30/sq mi (10/km2)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.marinettecounty.com
Marinette County woods in fall

Marinette County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,749.[1] Its county seat is Marinette,[2] which now includes the former independent village of Menekaunee as a neighborhood.

Marinette County is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,550 square miles (4,000 km2), of which 1,399 square miles (3,620 km2) is land and 151 square miles (390 km2) (9.7%) is water.[3] It is the third-largest county in Wisconsin by land area and fifth-largest by total area. Part of Marinette County borders Lake Michigan.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Airport

Crivitz Municipal Airport (FAA LID: 3D1) serves Marinette County and surrounding communities.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marinette County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 8,929
1890 20,304 127.4%
1900 30,822 51.8%
1910 33,812 9.7%
1920 34,361 1.6%
1930 33,530 −2.4%
1940 36,225 8.0%
1950 35,748 −1.3%
1960 34,660 −3.0%
1970 35,810 3.3%
1980 39,314 9.8%
1990 40,548 3.1%
2000 43,384 7.0%
2010 41,749 −3.8%
Est. 2016 40,491 [4] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2014[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 43,384 people, 17,585 households, and 11,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 26,260 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.8% were of German, 11.7% Polish, 6.4% French and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 17,585 households out of which 28.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 25.90% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

Tourism

Tourism is important to many of the communities in Marinette County. The county's two main rivers, the Peshtigo and Menominee, and many lakes, streams, and forests make the area an outdoor destination.

Snowmobiling is popular in the winter, and there is a large network of trails to accommodate the sport.

Dave's Falls are located in Marinette County, near Amberg.

Communities

Cities

Villages

The Peshtigo River as seen from the town of Stephenson
Entering Marinette County on U.S. Route 141
Entering Marinette County at the Menominee River

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 64.5% 13,122 31.5% 6,409 4.0% 812
2012 51.1% 10,619 47.6% 9,882 1.3% 276
2008 45.8% 9,726 52.7% 11,195 1.6% 334
2004 53.3% 11,866 45.8% 10,190 1.0% 214
2000 52.9% 10,535 43.6% 8,676 3.6% 710
1996 39.7% 7,231 46.2% 8,413 14.1% 2,572
1992 37.9% 7,984 36.2% 7,626 26.0% 5,483
1988 54.3% 9,637 45.2% 8,030 0.6% 97
1984 62.4% 11,444 37.0% 6,798 0.6% 111
1980 54.5% 10,444 40.3% 7,718 5.2% 1,005
1976 49.3% 8,591 48.7% 8,482 2.0% 352
1972 57.4% 8,740 38.7% 5,900 3.9% 598
1968 48.2% 7,134 43.4% 6,415 8.4% 1,241
1964 35.5% 5,332 64.3% 9,657 0.2% 24
1960 52.5% 8,205 47.4% 7,408 0.1% 17
1956 63.1% 8,874 36.4% 5,113 0.5% 73
1952 61.7% 9,313 38.0% 5,727 0.3% 47
1948 46.7% 5,869 51.5% 6,468 1.8% 228
1944 52.2% 7,159 47.3% 6,483 0.5% 70
1940 49.7% 7,688 49.8% 7,703 0.6% 92
1936 34.6% 4,938 62.3% 8,884 3.2% 450
1932 43.1% 5,249 53.4% 6,508 3.5% 428
1928 57.0% 6,516 41.9% 4,781 1.1% 127
1924 54.7% 4,911 6.4% 571 39.0% 3,499
1920 75.6% 6,138 16.2% 1,314 8.3% 672
1916 53.1% 2,767 42.3% 2,205 4.6% 237
1912 34.6% 1,618 33.3% 1,559 32.2% 1,506
1908 63.5% 3,454 29.3% 1,597 7.2% 393
1904 77.3% 3,977 15.9% 816 6.8% 352
1900 71.0% 4,237 25.7% 1,535 3.3% 197
1896 68.3% 4,277 29.8% 1,867 2.0% 122
1892 42.9% 1,837 46.5% 1,994 10.6% 454

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018.

External links

  • Marinette County government website
  • Marinette County map from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Marinette and Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce

Coordinates: 45°20′N 88°00′W / 45.34°N 88.00°W / 45.34; -88.00

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