Meeme, Wisconsin

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Meeme, Wisconsin
Meeme Poll House Meeme Wisconsin.jpg
Location of Meeme, Wisconsin
Location of Meeme, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°56′12″N 87°51′14″W / 43.93667°N 87.85389°W / 43.93667; -87.85389
CountryUnited States
 • Total36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Land36.2 sq mi (93.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation794 ft (242 m)
 • Total1,538
 • Density42.5/sq mi (16.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-50625[2]
GNIS feature ID1583686[1]

Meeme is a town in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,538 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Meeme, Osman, School Hill, and Spring Valley are located within the town. Its Menominee name is Omīnīw which means "pigeon".[3] The Menominee sold this land to the United States as part of the 1836 Treaty of the Cedars.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.3 square miles (94.0 km²), of which, 36.2 square miles (93.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.28%) is water.


Town hall in School Hill

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,538 people, 531 households, and 432 families residing in the town. The population density was 42.5 people per square mile (16.4/km²). There were 558 housing units at an average density of 15.4 per square mile (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.70% White, 0.07% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

There were 531 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,139, and the median income for a family was $60,000. Males had a median income of $38,984 versus $26,200 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,927. About 1.2% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Hoffman, Mike. "Menominee Place Names in Wisconsin". The Menominee Clans Story. Retrieved 2018-10-06.

Coordinates: 43°55′14″N 87°49′53″W / 43.92056°N 87.83139°W / 43.92056; -87.83139