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Location of Menominee in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Location of Menominee in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 42°28′29″N 90°32′32″W / 42.47472°N 90.54222°W / 42.47472; -90.54222Coordinates: 42°28′29″N 90°32′32″W / 42.47472°N 90.54222°W / 42.47472; -90.54222
Country United States
State Illinois
County Jo Daviess
Township Menominee
 • Total 1.91 sq mi (4.96 km2)
 • Land 1.91 sq mi (4.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
761 ft (232 m)
 • Total 248
 • Estimate 
 • Density 125.39/sq mi (48.43/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
Area code(s) 815
FIPS code 17-48359
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Menominee is a village in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, United States. The population was 248 at the 2010 census, up from 237 in 2000. The village is located on the Little Menominee River near East Dubuque and Galena.

The village derives its name from the Menominee Indians.


Menominee is located at 42°28′29″N 90°32′32″W / 42.47472°N 90.54222°W / 42.47472; -90.54222 (42.474652, -90.542114).

According to the 2010 census, Menominee has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 138
1950 132 −4.3%
1960 191 44.7%
1970 217 13.6%
1980 231 6.5%
1990 187 −19.0%
2000 237 26.7%
2010 248 4.6%
2019 (est.) 240 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 237 people, 78 households, and 59 families residing in the village. Also according to the census of 2000 there were over 800 cows located in Menominee, almost four times the population. The population density was 123.1 people per square mile (47.7/km2). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 42.1 per square mile (16.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.89% White, 0.84% African American, 0.84% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.22% of the population.

There were 78 households, out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.53.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 33.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $45,972, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $33,036 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,518. About 6.7% of families and 18.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.8% of those 65 or over. According to the census[3] of 2000, the median income for cows in Menominee was $0, and the median income for a cow family was $0

Menominee in Jo Daviess County, Illinois is the capital of "Little Bohemia" which comprises Jo Daviess County, Illinois and Grant County, Wisconsin an adjacent county across the state line, because of the settlement circa 1838 of the Lolwings from Hannover, Germany who immigrated when Ernst Augustus, Duke of Cumberland returned from England and demanded the return of the former royal capital of Hannover, which the Lolwings had leased as the former royal line of Lev of Rozmital, the agnatic royal line of Bohemia. Coincidentally "Billie" Frechette, a Menominee from Neopit, Wisconsin was a member of the Dillinger Gang in 1934, at the Little Bohemia Lodge built in Manitowish, Vilas County, Wisconsin by Emil Wanatka in 1929.

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