Menomonie, Wisconsin

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This article is about the city. For the adjacent town, see Menomonie (town), Wisconsin.

See also Menomonee, Menominee, and Menomonie

Menomonie, Wisconsin
City
Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Location of Menomonie, Wisconsin
Location of Menomonie, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°52′45″N 91°55′5″W / 44.87917°N 91.91806°W / 44.87917; -91.91806Coordinates: 44°52′45″N 91°55′5″W / 44.87917°N 91.91806°W / 44.87917; -91.91806
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Dunn
Area[1]
 • Total 15.47 sq mi (40.07 km2)
 • Land 13.69 sq mi (35.46 km2)
 • Water 1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 16,264
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 16,261
 • Density 1,188.0/sq mi (458.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
Website http://www.menomonie-wi.gov/
The Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts originally named The Mabel Tainter Memorial Building.
Wilson Place Museum

Menomonie is a city in and the county seat of Dunn County in the western part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin.[4] The city's population was 16,264 as of the 2010 census.

Named for the historic Native American tribe, the Menominee, inhabitants who pre-dated the state, the city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau's Menomonie Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Dunn County (2010 population: 43,857). The Menomonie MSA and the Eau Claire metropolitan area to the east form the Census Bureau's Eau Claire-Menomonie Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The city center is located at the south end of Lake Menomin, a reservoir on the Red Cedar River.

Geography[edit]

Menomonie is located at 44°52′45″N 91°55′5″W / 44.87917°N 91.91806°W / 44.87917; -91.91806 (44.879336, -91.918333).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.47 square miles (40.07 km2), of which, 13.69 square miles (35.46 km2) is land and 1.78 square miles (4.61 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 13,547
2000 14,937 10.3%
2010 16,264 8.9%
Est. 2012 16,261 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 16,264 people, 5,743 households, and 2,455 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,188.0 inhabitants per square mile (458.7 /km2). There were 6,234 housing units at an average density of 455.4 per square mile (175.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Native American, 4.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 5,743 households of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 57.3% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 23.4 years. 13.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 42% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.5% were from 25 to 44; 14.9% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 census[6], there were 14,937 people, 5,119 households, and 2,370 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,160.7 people per square mile (448.1/km²). There were 5,441 housing units at an average density of 422.8 per square mile (163.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.79% White, 0.76% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 3.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,119 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 53.7% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 40.4% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 12.3% from 45 to 64, and 11.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,103, and the median income for a family was $44,458. Males had a median income of $30,893 versus $21,898 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,994. About 9.1% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Bowman Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Menomonie is served by Menomonie High School.

The city is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Media[edit]

Honors[edit]

Menomonie was ranked #15 in Smithsonian Magazine's "The 20 Best Small Towns in America" in 2012.[8]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "About The Menomonie badger. (Menomonie, Wis.) 1903-1904". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  8. ^ History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian
  9. ^ The State: The Wisconsin blue book, 1952: Members of the legislature
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Baker-hine to Baldus
  11. ^ http://militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=10706
  12. ^ Dukes Duford NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  13. ^ Vern Fuller Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
  14. ^ Neil Gaiman
  15. ^ God's Pottery
  16. ^ Biodata-Lorenzo D. Harvey
  17. ^ CNN.com - Federal charges brought against accused mailbox bomber - May 10, 2002
  18. ^ http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/dictionary/index.asp?action=view&term_id=14495&keyword=Warren+Johnson
  19. ^ Reynold Kraft NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  20. ^ 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin 1907,' Wisconsin Bar Association" 1907, Biographical Sketch of Robert Macauley, pg. 297-298
  21. ^ http://www.discover-net.net/~dchs/history/exmiller.html
  22. ^ Tom Neumann NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
  23. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1989-1990,' Biographical Sketch of Richard Shoemaker, pg. 40
  24. ^ A Short Biography
  25. ^ History of Dunn County
  26. ^ Monkey Business Institute | Improv Shows & Classes in Madison, WIMonkey Business Institute | Improv Comedy Shows & Classes in Madison, WI
  27. ^ Caddie Woodlawn (Historic Marker Erected 1970)

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