Menasha, Wisconsin

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Menasha is a city in Calumet and Winnebago Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 16,331 at the 2000 census. The city is located mostly in the Town of Menasha 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.



Menasha is located at 44°12′46″N 88°26′10″W / 44.21278°N 88.43611°W / 44.21278; -88.43611 (44.212853, -88.436182)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.6 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it (21.29%) is water.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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