Menomonie is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 16,305 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Menomonie is the 48th largest community in Wisconsin.
Unlike some cities, Menomonie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Menomonie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Menomonie is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Menomonie who work in office and administrative support (13.50%), food service (11.27%), and sales jobs (10.45%).
Menomonie is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Menomonie to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Menomonie spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Menomonie citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.69% of adults in Menomonie have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Menomonie in 2010 was $19,922, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,688 for a family of four. However, Menomonie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Menomonie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Menomonie residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Menomonie include Norwegian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Menomonie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.