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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
Marinette County Courthouse, Marinette
Marinette County Courthouse, Marinette
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°20′N 88°00′W / 45.34°N 88°W / 45.34; -88
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1879
SeatMarinette
Largest cityMarinette
Area
 • Total1,550 sq mi (4,000 km2)
 • Land1,399 sq mi (3,620 km2)
 • Water151 sq mi (390 km2)  9.7%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total41,749
 • Estimate 
(2018)
40,434
 • Density27/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.marinettecounty.com
Marinette County woods in fall

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

GeographyEdit

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, and this area is home to endemic plants.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

AirportEdit

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

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18808,929
189020,304127.4%
190030,82251.8%
191033,8129.7%
192034,3611.6%
193033,530−2.4%
194036,2258.0%
195035,748−1.3%
196034,660−3.0%
197035,8103.3%
198039,3149.8%
199040,5483.1%
200043,3847.0%
201041,749−3.8%
Est. 201840,434[5]−3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2018[1]
 
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marinette County

As of the census[10] 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.

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.

In 2017, there were 383 births, giving a general fertility rate of 61.2 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 30th lowest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties.[11] Additionally, there were 16 reported induced abortions performed on women of Marinette County residence in 2017.[12]

TourismEdit

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.

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[13]
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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Emmet Judziewicz and David Kopitzke (September 1999). "Wisconsin's Lake Michigan Islands Plant Survey-II" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables
  12. ^ Reported Induced Abortions in Wisconsin, Office of Health Informatics, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Section: Trend Information, 2013-2017, Table 18, pages 17-18
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 11, 2018.

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