Menasha (town), Wisconsin

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Menasha is a town in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 15,858 at the 2000 census. The City of Menasha is partially within the town.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 14.1 square miles (36.4 km²), of which, 12.4 square miles (32.1 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (11.67%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 15,858 people, 6,298 households, and 4,320 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,277.9 people per square mile (493.4/km²). There were 6,521 housing units at an average density of 525.5/sq mi (202.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.44% White, 0.39% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 6,298 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,887, and the median income for a family was $60,097. Males had a median income of $41,093 versus $27,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,393. About 3.3% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


Town hall


Road sign

Watertower near University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.


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