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Marinette County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Marinette County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Marinette
Largest city Marinette
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,550 sq mi (4,015 km²)
1,402 sq mi (3,631 km²)
148 sq mi (384 km²), 9.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Marinette County woods in fall

Marinette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 43,384. Its county seat is Marinette6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,015 km² (1,550 sq mi). 3,631 km² (1,402 sq mi) of it is land and 384 km² (148 sq mi) of it (9.57%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Marinette County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Marinette County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 30,822
1910 33,812 9.7%
1920 34,361 1.6%
1930 33,530 −2.4%
1940 36,225 8.0%
1950 35,748 −1.3%
1960 34,660 −3.0%
1970 35,810 3.3%
1980 39,314 9.8%
1990 40,548 3.1%
2000 43,384 7.0%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census² of 2000, there were 43,384 people, 17,585 households, and 11,834 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 26,260 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). 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 according to Census 2000.

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.

Cities and towns Edit


While not as popular as Door County across the bay, tourism in Marinette County is big business and important to many of the communities in northeast Wisconsin. The county has two main rivers, the Peshtigo and Menominee, and many lakes, streams, and forests which make the area a great outdoor destination.
First and foremost to the area is deer hunting. According to the Marinette County tourism [1] Marinette County has the largest number of deer per acre in the state and one of the largest herds in the United States. The number of deer harvested is frequently the highest in Marinette County of anywhere in Wisconsin. People from other parts of the state, as well as neighboring states flock to their deer camps for the 9 day gun season in November.
Snowmobiling is also very popular in the winter, and there is a large network of trails to accommodate the sport.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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Marinette, WI - Menominee, MI
(under 10,000)

Menominee* (MI) | Peshtigo° (WI) | Peshtigo* (WI) | Porterfield* (WI)


Marinette (WI) | Menominee (MI)

*town °city

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

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