Green Bay, Wisconsin is near Lake Michigan and is home to the Green Bay Packers, the Resch Center, and the Neville Public Museum. The natural wonders of Green Bay, with its lush forests and rivers, make it a peaceful place to live. Green Bay is located in Wisconsin's Brown County, about 102 miles from Milwaukee and 121 miles from Madison. Green Bay is also known as the City of Celebrations and is conveniently located in the Great Lakes area. The comfortable and easy spirit of the city makes it a fun stop for travelers in the United States.
According to the 2005 American Community survey:
- 94,242 people inhabit Green Bay
- The median age of Green Bay residents is 37
- Green Bay's median household income was $40,477 a year, with a median single-family house value of $127,700
Brown County's workforce has been growing steadily because of increased commuting from neighboring counties, but don't worry: the average commuting time for the labor force is under 20 minutes. In 2000, the industries providing the most employment were manufacturing (21%), education, health and social services (16%), and retail trade (13%). Green Bay's Chamber of Commerce reports that the top employers in the area are:
- Schneider National, Inc.
- Georgia-Pacific Corporation
- Oneida Tribes of Indians of Wisconsin
It's no wonder the Bay Area Community Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to long-term community and strategic planning, awarded Green Bay an overall grade of A+.
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