Dunn County Government Center, Menomonie
Location of Menomonie, Wisconsin
|• Total||15.47 sq mi (40.07 km2)|
|• Land||13.69 sq mi (35.46 km2)|
|• Water||1.78 sq mi (4.61 km2)|
|• Estimate (2012)||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|
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.
Menomonie is located at (44.879336, -91.918333).
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.
As of the census 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.
As of the 2000 census, 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.
Menomonie is served by Menomonie High School.
- The Menomonie Times, a weekly newspaper published 1876-1909, LCCN sn86-86695
- The Menomonie Badger, a weekly newspaper published in 1903 and 1904
- The Dunn County News
Notable natives and residents
- G. H. Bakke, Wisconsin legislator
- Alvin J. Baldus, U.S. Representative.
- Gust Billis, Distinguished Service Cross recipient
- Wilfred Duford, NFL player
- Vern Fuller, MLB player
- Neil Gaiman, writer and screenwriter
- Wilson Hall, half of the comedy duo God's Pottery
- Lorenzo D. Harvey, educator
- Luke Helder, University of Wisconsin - Stout student who attempted to create a smiley-face on the US map with pipe bombs.
- Warren S. Johnson, founder of Johnson Controls, was a school principal in Menomonie in the late 19th century
- Reynold Kraft, NFL player.
- Robert Macauley, Wisconsin legislator and jurist
- Harry Miller, "the greatest creative figure in the history of the American racing car".
- Tom Neumann, professional football player.
- Richard Shoemaker, Wisconsin legislator
- James Huff Stout, legislator and businessman
- Jeremiah Burnham Tainter, engineer
- Aaron Yonda, comedy video producer, co-founder of Blame Society Productions
In popular culture
- Caddie Woodlawn, a Newbery Award-winning novel, was based on the girlhood adventures of Caroline Augusta Woodhouse, who lived about 10 miles south of Menomonie. The novel was written by Woodhouse's granddaughter, Carol Ryrie Brink and published in 1936. There is a historical marker in the wayside park near the Woodhouse house.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "About The Menomonie badger. (Menomonie, Wis.) 1903-1904". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
- History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian
- The State: The Wisconsin blue book, 1952: Members of the legislature
- The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Baker-hine to Baldus
- Dukes Duford NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
- Vern Fuller Statistics and History - Baseball-Reference.com
- Neil Gaiman
- God's Pottery
- Biodata-Lorenzo D. Harvey
- CNN.com - Federal charges brought against accused mailbox bomber - May 10, 2002
- Reynold Kraft NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
- 'Proceedings of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin 1907,' Wisconsin Bar Association" 1907, Biographical Sketch of Robert Macauley, pg. 297-298
- Tom Neumann NFL & AFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
- 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1989-1990,' Biographical Sketch of Richard Shoemaker, pg. 40
- A Short Biography
- History of Dunn County
- Monkey Business Institute | Improv Shows & Classes in Madison, WIMonkey Business Institute | Improv Comedy Shows & Classes in Madison, WI
- Caddie Woodlawn (Historic Marker Erected 1970)
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