Green Bay Population 2017

Green Bay's population was 104,000 at the 2010 census with a population density of 2,288 people per square mile (883/square kilometer).The urban area has a population of 206,000 while the metro area has 312,000 residents, which makes it the 158th largest in the U.S.

Green Bay Demographics

According to the 2010 census, the racial composition of Green Bay was 78% white, 3.5% African American, 4% Native American, 4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7% other race, and 3% two or more races. 13.5% of the population was of Latino or Hispanic descent compared to 7% in 2000.

Green Bay is a predominantly Catholic city, at more than 71% of the population. Lutherans account for 16%, followed by Protestant denominations at 12%. There are also small populations of Jewish and Islamic people.

Green Bay History

Green Bay's history dates back to the founding of La Baye or La Baie des Paunts ("the stinking Bay"), a small trading post formed in 1634 by Jean Nicolet. Nicolet was commissioned by de Champlain, New France's founder, to form an alliance with the Indians in the western regions who were interfering with France's fur trade. When Nicolet first came to the Green Bay region, it was already inhabited by the Menominee. He remained with the tribe for almost a year and formed an alliance.

A Jesuit Mission was established in the area in 1671. A fort was added decades later and the town was incorporated in 1754. The town came under control of the British in 1761 during the Seven Years' War, eventually controlling all of Wisconsin two years later. In 1745, the first permanent settler in the area, Charles de Langlade, established a trading post at Green Bay.

After the War of 1812, the United States built Fort Howard to protect its border. As more British settlers moved to the area, they began referring to the town as Green Bay. Green Bay grew into a large trading center as after the completion of the Erie Canal. The town was incorporated as the city of Green Bay in 1854. By 1950, the city had grown to 52,700 people.

Green Bay Population Growth

Much of the growth in Green Bay over the last decade has been fueled by Hispanic people. Brown County's population is now at its highest ever thanks to a jump in the number of Hispanics in the area, which grew to by 10.4%.

Year Population Change
2015105,2071.10%
2010104,0571.70%
2000102,3136.10%
199096,4669.70%
198087,8990.10%
197087,80939.60%
196062,88819.30%
195052,73514.10%
194046,23523.60%
193037,41520.60%
192031,01722.90%
191025,23635.10%
190018,684106.00%
18909,06921.50%
18807,46460.00%
18704,6660.00%

Green Bay Population in 2017Source: Spyder Monkey

Green Bay Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White84,90781.19%
Black or African American3,7513.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,4533.30%
Asian4,1413.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander250.02%
Some Other Race4,0503.87%
Two or More Races4,2474.06%

Population Pyramid

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Green Bay Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units
45,053
Owner-Occupied Units
24,251
Renter-Occupied Units
18,057
Median Home Value
126,500
Median Rent
655
Vacancy Rate
6.1
Houses With Mortgage
16,742
Houses Without Mortgage
7,509
Median Number of Rooms (per House)
5.1

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Green Bay for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 4.9% and the labor force participation rate is 67.4%.

Green Bay Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size
2.4
Average Family Size
3.11
Married Couple Families
16658
Male Householder (no wife) Families
2262
Female Householder (no husband) Families
5560
Non Family Households
0
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex)
7.9
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex)
0.4