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Menominee County, Michigan
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Menominee County Courthouse, Menominee
Map of Michigan highlighting Menominee County
Location in the state of Michigan
Map of the U.S. highlighting Michigan
Michigan's location in the U.S.
Founded 1861 (established)
1863 (organized)[1]
Named for Menominee tribe
Seat Menominee
Largest city Menominee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,338 sq mi (3,465 km²)
1,044 sq mi (2,704 km²)
294 sq mi (761 km²), 22%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

23,502
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Menominee County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 23,502.[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 is part of the Marinette, WI–MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. 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 highways[]

  • 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]

Airport[]

  • Menominee–Marinette Twin County Airport (ICAO: KMNM) - in NW Menominee, is a public-owned public-use general-aviation airport.

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 1,791
1880 11,987 569.3%
1890 33,639 180.6%
1900 27,046 −19.6%
1910 25,648 −5.2%
1920 23,778 −7.3%
1930 23,652 −0.5%
1940 24,883 5.2%
1950 25,299 1.7%
1960 24,685 −2.4%
1970 24,587 −0.4%
1980 26,201 6.6%
1990 24,920 −4.9%
2000 25,326 1.6%
2010 24,029 −5.1%
US Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2020[2]

The 2010 United States Census[10] 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.[10]

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.

Government[]

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).

United States presidential election results for Menominee County, Michigan[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,117 64.31% 4,316 34.20% 188 1.49%
2016 6,702 61.92% 3,539 32.70% 583 5.39%
2012 5,564 50.73% 5,242 47.80% 161 1.47%
2008 4,855 43.85% 5,981 54.02% 236 2.13%
2004 5,942 52.04% 5,326 46.64% 151 1.32%
2000 5,529 52.99% 4,597 44.06% 308 2.95%
1996 4,038 39.65% 4,880 47.92% 1,266 12.43%
1992 3,995 36.05% 4,559 41.14% 2,528 22.81%
1988 5,440 52.28% 4,918 47.26% 48 0.46%
1984 6,618 59.68% 4,425 39.90% 46 0.41%
1980 6,170 52.52% 4,962 42.23% 617 5.25%
1976 5,633 49.60% 5,596 49.27% 128 1.13%
1972 6,060 55.19% 4,657 42.41% 264 2.40%
1968 4,599 45.50% 4,877 48.25% 632 6.25%
1964 3,545 33.19% 7,119 66.64% 18 0.17%
1960 5,064 46.30% 5,857 53.55% 17 0.16%
1956 6,137 57.05% 4,610 42.86% 10 0.09%
1952 6,147 55.54% 4,884 44.13% 37 0.33%
1948 4,420 45.72% 5,094 52.69% 153 1.58%
1944 4,869 50.86% 4,632 48.39% 72 0.75%
1940 5,409 48.26% 5,727 51.10% 72 0.64%
1936 3,556 33.72% 6,447 61.13% 543 5.15%
1932 3,374 35.62% 5,782 61.04% 317 3.35%
1928 4,255 50.02% 4,198 49.35% 54 0.63%
1924 4,142 53.35% 1,055 13.59% 2,567 33.06%
1920 5,045 72.41% 1,560 22.39% 362 5.20%
1916 2,671 56.93% 1,854 39.51% 167 3.56%
1912 1,191 26.94% 1,195 27.03% 2,035 46.03%
1908 2,843 65.00% 1,299 29.70% 232 5.30%
1904 3,246 72.98% 989 22.23% 213 4.79%
1900 3,121 65.97% 1,543 32.61% 67 1.42%
1896 3,105 66.39% 1,499 32.05% 73 1.56%
1892 1,853 48.43% 1,801 47.07% 172 4.50%
1888 3,156 57.09% 2,228 40.30% 144 2.60%
1884 2,614 73.12% 936 26.18% 25 0.70%
1880 1,380 60.90% 880 38.83% 6 0.26%
1876 393 52.82% 351 47.18% 0 0.00%



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 officials[]

  • Prosecuting Attorney: Jeffrey Rogg
  • Sheriff: Kenny Marks
  • County Clerk/Register of Deeds: Marc Kleiman
  • County Treasurer: Diane Lesperance
  • Drain Commissioner: Caleb Kleiman
  • Road Commissioners: William Anderson, Anthony Kakuk, Ken Kline

(information as of September 2018)[12]

Communities[]

U.S. Census data map showing local municipal boundaries within Menominee County. Gray shaded areas represent incorporated cities, and pink shaded areas represent reservations of the Hannahville Indian Community.

Cities[]

  • Menominee (county seat)
  • Stephenson

Villages[]

  • Carney
  • Daggett
  • Powers

Civil townships[]

  • Cedarville Township
  • Daggett Township
  • Faithorn Township
  • Gourley Township
  • Harris Township
  • Holmes Township
  • Ingallston Township
  • Lake Township
  • Mellen Township
  • Menominee Township
  • Meyer Township
  • Nadeau Township
  • Spalding Township
  • Stephenson Township

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Birch Creek
  • Cedar River
  • Eagles Nest
  • Faithorn
  • Harris
  • Hannahville
  • Hermansville
  • Indiantown
  • Ingalls
  • Labranche
  • Leapers
  • Nadeau
  • Perronville
  • Wallace
  • Whitney
  • Wilson[5]

Indian reservations[]

  • The Hannahville Indian Community occupies several scattered territories within Menominee County, mostly within Harris Township and a small piece extending into Gourley Township. Another smaller piece extends east into neighboring Bark River Township in Delta County.

See also[]

  • List of Michigan State Historic Sites in Menominee County, Michigan
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Menominee County, Michigan

References[]

External links[]

Template:Menominee County, Michigan

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Coordinates: 45°31′N 87°32′W / 45.52, -87.53

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