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Marinette County, Wisconsin

Marinette County, Wisconsin
Marinette County Courthouse, Marinette
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1879
Seat Marinette
Largest city Marinette
 • Total 1,550 sq mi (4,014 km2)
 • Land 1,399 sq mi (3,623 km2)
 • Water 151 sq mi (391 km2), 9.7%
 • (2010) 41,749
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .com.marinettecountywww
Marinette County woods in fall

Marinette County is a county located 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 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • Major highways 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Tourism 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Unincorporated communities 4.4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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.

Adjacent counties

Major highways


2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marinette County

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.


The Peshtigo River as seen from the town of Stephenson.

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.


Entering Marinette County on U.S. Route 141
Entering Marinette County at the Menominee River




Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  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".  

External links

  • Marinette County
  • Marinette County Tourism
  • Chamber of Commerce

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