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Menominee County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Menominee County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded July 3, 1959
Seat Keshena
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

365 sq mi (945 km²)
358 sq mi (927 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.93%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

Menominee County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2000, the population was 4,562. Its county seat is Keshena.[1]

The county was created on July 3, 1959, in anticipation of the termination of the Menominee Indian Reservation in 1961. The reservation status was restored in 1973, and is now co-extensive with the county. Most of the land within the county boundary is under Federal Trust for the exclusive use by enrolled Menominee Indians. Scattered parcels that were purchased during Termination, as well as many lots around the Legend Lake area in the southeastern part of the county, are the only parts of the county that are privately-owned by non-Indians.

Most of Menominee County's population consists of Menominees.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 365 square miles (945 km²), of which 358 square miles (927 km²) is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) (1.93%) is water.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit


USA Menominee County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Menominee County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1970 2,607
1980 3,373 29.4%
1990 3,890 15.3%
2000 4,562 17.3%
2010 4,232 −7.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

At the 2000 census[2], there were 4,562 people, 1,345 households and 1,065 families residing in the county. This total makes it the least-populous county in the state. The population density was 13 per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,098 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 11.57% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 87.26% Native American, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 2.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 5.0% were of German ancestry according to Census 2000. 89.8% spoke English, 7.0% Menominee and 1.6% Hmong as their first language.

There were 1,345 households of which 42.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.50% were married couples living together, 26.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.80% were non-families. 16.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.66.

Age distribution was 38.90% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 19.50% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.


Menominee County is one of only two counties in Wisconsin with no incorporated communities, the other being Florence County.

Unincorporated communitiesEdit


Entrance sign on WIS 55 near Keshena


Woods occupy most of Menominee County

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°01′N 88°42′W / 45.02, -88.70

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