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Census Data for Marinette ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Marinette a population of 10,513 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Marinette a population of 10,968 people.

The city of Marinette is located in Marinette County. The 2010 Census gave Marinette County; a population of 41,749 people. This means that Marinette had 26.27% of the county's total population, making it Marinette's most populous community.

At the same time, Wisconsin had a population of 5,686,986 people, meaning that Marinette had 0.19% of the total population of Wisconsin - making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Marinette has a total area of 8.13 square miles [21.1 km²]. Of this total, 6.83 square miles [17.7 km²] is land, with the balance (16.04%) being water (1.3 square miles [3.4 km²]).

Marinette County has a land area of 1,399 square miles [3,624.3 km²]. At 6.83 square miles [17.7 km²], Marinette has 0.49% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Marinette, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Marinette reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Marinette might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   45° 5' 15"   (or 45.09°)
    • Lon:   -87° 37' 37"   (or -87.63°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Marinette had 5,464 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 10,968 people, this averages 2.01 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows Marinette had a land area of 6.83 square miles [17.7 km²]. This translates to 672 Housing Units per square mile [259.5 housing units/km²].
    • From the Census of 2000: Marinette had 5,553 Housing Units, a population of 11,749 people and a land area of 6.76 square miles [17.5 km²]. This gives a density of 2.12 people per Housing Unit and 697 Housing Units per square mile [269.3 housing units/km²].
    • Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Marinette and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Marinette County ...

The community of Marinette is located in Marinette County<4> and is the County Seat for Marinette County.

The county had a population of 41,749 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 10,968 people, Marinette represented 26.27% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Marinette has a population density of 1,349 people per square mile [520 people/km²], Marinette County averages 29.83 people per square mile [11.52 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Marinette County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Marinette, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Marinette. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Marinette or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Marinette, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Marinette.

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    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   45.087612°   (or 45°5'15" N)
    • Lon:   -87.626956°   (or -87°37'37" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   45.091983°   (or 45°5'31" N)
    • Lon:   -87.628714°   (or -87°37'43" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 1,656 feet to the south<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#1583654) to Marinette. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Marinette. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   45.088597°   (or 45°5'18" N)
    • Lon:   -87.627051°   (or -87°37'37" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 359.9 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Marinette. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Marinette.

Miscellaneous Information for Marinette ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Marinette County or the city of Marinette:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Marinette:
    • GNIS ID for Marinette: 1583654
    • GNIS ID for Marinette County: 1581097
    • GNIS ID for State of Wisconsin: 1779806
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Marinette is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #3 (the East North-Central Division).
  • The US Postal Service ZIP Code ...
    • While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Marinette, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Marinette. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
    • The ZIP code for Marinette:54143<7>
  • Census ZCTA Codes ...
    • The US Census Bureau created statistical entities that they call ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and these ZCTAs are frequently confused with the ZIP codes that come from the US Postal Service (USPS).
    • ZCTAs were first created for the 2000 Census and at that time, they were based upon the USPS ZIP codes. While largely covering the same areas, the boundaries of a ZCTA do not necessarily match the boundaries of a postal ZIP code with the same number. For example, while a postal ZIP code can cross a county or state line, a Census ZCTA can not. They should be treated as separate entities with no correlation between them.

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Marinette.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marinette:

The official website for Marinette County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Marinette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 195 degrees and a distance of 1,656 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 183 degrees and a distance of 359.9 feet.
<7>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Marinette or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).






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