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Menominee County, Michigan

Menominee County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 24,029.[2] The county seat is Menominee.[3] The county's name comes from an American Indian word meaning "wild rice eater" used to describe a tribe. The county was created in 1861 from area partitioned out of Delta County, under the name of Bleeker. When county government was organized in 1863, the name was changed to Menominee.[1]

Menominee County, Michigan
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Map of Michigan highlighting Menominee County
Location in the U.S. state of Michigan
Map of the United States highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded1861 (established)
1863 (organized)[1]
Named forMenominee tribe
SeatMenominee
Largest cityMenominee
Area
 • Total1,338 sq mi (3,465 km2)
 • Land1,044 sq mi (2,704 km2)
 • Water294 sq mi (761 km2), 22%
Population
 • (2010)24,029
 • Density23/sq mi (9/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral

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

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GeographyEdit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,338 square miles (3,470 km2), of which 1,044 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 294 square miles (760 km2) (22%) is water.[4]

Major highwaysEdit

  •   US 2 – enters west line of county from Dickinson County. Runs E to intersection with US 41 at Powers.
  •   US 41 – runs north from S tip of county to Powers, then E through Wilson and Indiantown into Delta County.
  •   M-35 – runs NE from Menominee along edge of Green Bay, into Delta County.
  •   M-69 – runs NW-SE through northern part of county. Passes Labranche, Whitney, and Perronville.[5]

AirportEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18701,791
188011,987569.3%
189033,639180.6%
190027,046−19.6%
191025,648−5.2%
192023,778−7.3%
193023,652−0.5%
194024,8835.2%
195025,2991.7%
196024,685−2.4%
197024,587−0.4%
198026,2016.6%
199024,920−4.9%
200025,3261.6%
201024,029−5.1%
Est. 201623,281[6]−3.1%
US Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]
 
Road sign

The 2010 United States Census[11] indicates Menominee County had a population of 24,029. This decrease of 1,297 people from the 2000 United States Census represents a 5.1% population decrease. In 2010 there were 10,474 households and 6,819 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 14,227 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). 95.3% of the population were White, 2.7% Native American, 0.3% Black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races. 1.2% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race). 28.2% were of German, 13.1% French, French Canadian or Cajun, 8.4% Polish, 6.5% Swedish, 5.2% Irish and 5.2% American ancestry.[11]

There were 10,474 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 2.77.

The county population contained 21.0% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 20.8% from 25 to 44, 32.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46.2 years. The population was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,014 and the median income for a family was $50,007. The per capita income for the county was $21,886. About 11.1% of people in families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

Menominee County was strongly Republican-leaning at its start, but has been more middle-leaning during the 20th century. Since 1876, the Republican Party nominee has carried the county vote in 69% of the elections (25 of 36 elections).

Presidential Election Results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 61.9% 6,702 32.7% 3,539 5.4% 583
2012 50.7% 5,564 47.8% 5,242 1.5% 161
2008 43.9% 4,855 54.0% 5,981 2.1% 236
2004 52.0% 5,942 46.6% 5,326 1.3% 151
2000 53.0% 5,529 44.1% 4,597 3.0% 308
1996 39.7% 4,038 47.9% 4,880 12.4% 1,266
1992 36.1% 3,995 41.1% 4,559 22.8% 2,528
1988 52.3% 5,440 47.3% 4,918 0.5% 48
1984 59.7% 6,618 39.9% 4,425 0.4% 46
1980 52.5% 6,170 42.2% 4,962 5.3% 617
1976 49.6% 5,633 49.3% 5,596 1.1% 128
1972 55.2% 6,060 42.4% 4,657 2.4% 264
1968 45.5% 4,599 48.3% 4,877 6.3% 632
1964 33.2% 3,545 66.6% 7,119 0.2% 18
1960 46.3% 5,064 53.6% 5,857 0.2% 17
1956 57.1% 6,137 42.9% 4,610 0.1% 10
1952 55.5% 6,147 44.1% 4,884 0.3% 37
1948 45.7% 4,420 52.7% 5,094 1.6% 153
1944 50.9% 4,869 48.4% 4,632 0.8% 72
1940 48.3% 5,409 51.1% 5,727 0.6% 72
1936 33.7% 3,556 61.1% 6,447 5.2% 543
1932 35.6% 3,374 61.0% 5,782 3.4% 317
1928 50.0% 4,255 49.4% 4,198 0.6% 54
1924 53.4% 4,142 13.6% 1,055 33.1% 2,567
1920 72.4% 5,045 22.4% 1,560 5.2% 362
1916 56.9% 2,671 39.5% 1,854 3.6% 167
1912 26.9% 1,191 27.0% 1,195 46.0% 2,035
1908 65.0% 2,843 29.7% 1,299 5.3% 232
1904 73.0% 3,246 22.2% 989 4.8% 213
1900 66.0% 3,121 32.6% 1,543 1.4% 67
1896 66.4% 3,105 32.1% 1,499 1.6% 73
1892 48.4% 1,853 47.1% 1,801 4.5% 172
1888 57.1% 3,156 40.3% 2,228 2.6% 144
1884 73.1% 2,614 26.2% 936 0.7% 25
1880 60.9% 1,380 38.8% 880 0.3% 6
1876 52.8% 393 47.2% 351 0.0% 0


Menominee County operates the County jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, records deeds, mortgages, and vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget and has limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions – police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance etc. – are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Elected officialsEdit

(information as of September 2018)[13]

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bibliography on Menominee County". Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  5. ^ a b Menominee County Google Maps (accessed 13 September 2018)
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Census 2010 American Fact Finder". Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  12. ^ US Election Atlas
  13. ^ Menominee County Departments

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