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Menominee County is a county located in the Upper Peninsula in the state of Michigan. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
24,029. The county seat is Menominee. The county's name comes from an American Indian word meaning "wild rice eater" used to describe a tribe.
The county was originally created under the name of Bleeker in 1861. When county government was organized in 1863, the name was changed to
Menominee County is part of the Marinette, WI-MI Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Menominee County is named for the Menominee Native American people. The county's name comes from an American Indian word meaning "wild rice eater."
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Menominee County is named for the Menominee Native American people.
Set off: 1861 as Bleeker County
Organized: 1863 as Menominee County
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,338 square miles (3,470 km2), of which 1,044 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 294 square miles (760 km2) (22%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows: