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
 • Total41,872
 • Density29.9/sq mi (11.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.marinettecounty.com
Marinette County woods in fall
Marinette County woods in fall

Marinette County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2020 census, the population was 41,872.[1] Its county seat is Marinette. [2] Marinette 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 1,550 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 counties

Major highways

Railroads

Buses

Airport

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

Demographics

Historical population
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%
202041,8720.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010[9] 2020[1]

2020 census

As of the census of 2020,[1] the population was 41,872. The population density was 29.9 inhabitants per square mile (11.5/km2). There were 29,189 housing units at an average density of 20.9 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.4% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Ethnically, the population was 2.6% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

2000 census

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marinette County
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]

Tourism

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.

Communities

Cities

Villages

The Peshtigo River as seen from the town of Stephenson
The Peshtigo River as seen from the town of Stephenson
Entering Marinette County on U.S. Route 141
Entering Marinette County on U.S. Route 141
Entering Marinette County at the Menominee River
Entering Marinette County at the Menominee River

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

United States presidential election results for Marinette County, Wisconsin[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 15,304 66.60% 7,366 32.06% 309 1.34%
2016 13,122 64.50% 6,409 31.50% 812 3.99%
2012 10,619 51.11% 9,882 47.56% 276 1.33%
2008 9,726 45.76% 11,195 52.67% 334 1.57%
2004 11,866 53.28% 10,190 45.76% 214 0.96%
2000 10,535 52.88% 8,676 43.55% 710 3.56%
1996 7,231 39.70% 8,413 46.18% 2,572 14.12%
1992 7,984 37.85% 7,626 36.15% 5,483 25.99%
1988 9,637 54.25% 8,030 45.20% 97 0.55%
1984 11,444 62.35% 6,798 37.04% 111 0.60%
1980 10,444 54.49% 7,718 40.27% 1,005 5.24%
1976 8,591 49.30% 8,482 48.68% 352 2.02%
1972 8,740 57.36% 5,900 38.72% 598 3.92%
1968 7,134 48.24% 6,415 43.37% 1,241 8.39%
1964 5,332 35.52% 9,657 64.32% 24 0.16%
1960 8,205 52.50% 7,408 47.40% 17 0.11%
1956 8,874 63.12% 5,113 36.37% 73 0.52%
1952 9,313 61.73% 5,727 37.96% 47 0.31%
1948 5,869 46.71% 6,468 51.48% 228 1.81%
1944 7,159 52.21% 6,483 47.28% 70 0.51%
1940 7,688 49.65% 7,703 49.75% 92 0.59%
1936 4,938 34.60% 8,884 62.25% 450 3.15%
1932 5,249 43.08% 6,508 53.41% 428 3.51%
1928 6,516 57.04% 4,781 41.85% 127 1.11%
1924 4,911 54.68% 571 6.36% 3,499 38.96%
1920 6,138 75.55% 1,314 16.17% 672 8.27%
1916 2,767 53.12% 2,205 42.33% 237 4.55%
1912 1,618 34.55% 1,559 33.29% 1,506 32.16%
1908 3,454 63.45% 1,597 29.34% 393 7.22%
1904 3,977 77.30% 816 15.86% 352 6.84%
1900 4,237 70.98% 1,535 25.72% 197 3.30%
1896 4,277 68.26% 1,867 29.80% 122 1.95%
1892 1,837 42.87% 1,994 46.53% 454 10.60%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "2020 Decennial Census: Marinette County, Wisconsin". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2022.
  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. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 9, 2022. Retrieved August 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  11. ^ "Annual Wisconsin Birth and Infant Mortality Report, 2017 P-01161-19 (June 2019): Detailed Tables". Archived from the original on June 19, 2019. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  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 February 8, 2021.

Coordinates: 45°20′N 88°00′W / 45.34°N 88.00°W / 45.34; -88.00