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Menasha, Wisconsin
City
Downtown Menasha, a historic place
Downtown Menasha, a historic place
Location of Menasha, Wisconsin
Location of Menasha, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Winnebago, Calumet
Area
 • Total 7.52 sq mi (19.48 km2)
 • Land 6.03 sq mi (15.62 km2)
 • Water 1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
Elevation 755 ft (230 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 17,353
 • Estimate (2012) 17,522
 • Density 2,877.8/sq mi (1,111.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Area code 920
FIPS code 55-50825
GNIS feature ID 1569330
Website cityofmenasha-wi.gov

Menasha is a city in Calumet and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 17,353 at the 2010 census. Of this, 15,144 were in Winnebago County, and 2,209 were in Calumet County. The city is located mostly in Winnebago County; only a small portion is in the Town of Harrison in Calumet County. Doty Island is located partially in Menasha. The city's name comes from the Winnebago word meaning "thorn" or "island". Menasha is home to the Barlow Planetarium and Weis Earth Science Museum, both housed at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

Geography

Menasha is located at Missing latitude in Module:Coordinates.formatTest()
(44.2129, -88.4362). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.52 square miles (19.48 km2), of which, 6.03 square miles (15.62 km2) is land and 1.49 square miles (3.86 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 1,436
1870 2,484 73.0%
1880 3,144 26.6%
1890 4,581 45.7%
1900 5,589 22.0%
1910 6,081 8.8%
1920 7,214 18.6%
1930 9,062 25.6%
1940 10,481 15.7%
1950 12,385 18.2%
1960 14,647 18.3%
1970 14,836 1.3%
1980 14,728 −0.7%
1990 14,711 −0.1%
2000 16,331 11.0%
2010 17,353 6.3%
Est. 2015 17,572 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,353 people, 7,405 households, and 4,415 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,877.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,111.1/km2). There were 7,973 housing units at an average density of 1,322.2 per square mile (510.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.8% White, 1.2% African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.0% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population.

There were 7,405 households of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.4% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 11.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 16,331 people, 6,951 households, and 4,233 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,106.9 people per square mile (1,198.8/km²). There were 7,271 housing units at an average density of 1,383.3 per square mile (533.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 0.54% African American, 0.61% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.61% of the population.

There were 6,951 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the age distribution of the population shows 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,936, and the median income for a family was $47,401. Males had a median income of $36,705 versus $25,176 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,743. About 5.4% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Religion

The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) has two churches in Menasha: Bethel Lutheran Church and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

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