Green Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Wisconsin County Brown Government – Mayor James J. Schmitt (R) Area – City 54.3 sq mi (140.7 km2) – Land 43.9 sq mi (113.6 km2) – Water 10.5 sq mi (27.1 km2) Elevation 581 ft (177 m) Population (2010) – City 104,057 – Density 3,332.1/sq mi (1,900.5/km2) – Metro 306,241 Time zone Central (UTC−6) – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5) Area code(s) 920 FIPS code 55-31000 GNIS feature ID 1565801 Website www.ci.green-bay.wi.us
Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, located at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River. It has an elevation of 581 feet (177 m) above sea level and is located 112 miles (180 km) north of Milwaukee. As of the 2010 United States Census, Green Bay had a population of 104,057. The Town of Green Bay is located several miles northeast of the city. It is the third-largest city in the state of Wisconsin, after Milwaukee and Madison. It is also the third-largest city on the west shore of Lake Michigan, after Chicago and Milwaukee.
Green Bay is the principal city of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, which covers Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto Counties and had a combined population of 282,599 at the 2000 census. The 2010 population of the Green Bay metropolitan area was 306,241.
Claim to fame
Green Bay is an industrial city with several meatpacking and paper plants, and a port on Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan that locals call the Bay of Green Bay, to avoid conflating it with the eponymous city. It is home to the National Railroad Museum; the Neville Public Museum, with exhibitions of art, history, and science; and the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.
The Green Bay Packers professional football team was formed in 1919 and joined the National Football League (NFL) in 1921. Green Bay is by far the smallest market with a North American major-league sports team, although the Packers are avidly supported in the larger Milwaukee market, throughout Wisconsin and in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Green Bay's unofficial nickname is "Titletown, USA", for the record number of NFL championship titles (13) the Packers have won, including four Super Bowls in 1967, 1968, 1997 and 2011. "Titletown" appears on the city seal, is used by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce for its web address, and appears in the name of more than two dozen local businesses.
Green Bay has been awarded the title of All-America City twice, in 1964, and 1999.
Archaeological studies have shown that people lived in the Green Bay area before the first French settlers arrived. Animals that are common today in the thick woods of the Green Bay area also lived in the area long ago. They are mostly creatures with very long and thick coats, as it was necessary for survival in the cold winters. Along with mammals were also fish that are similar to the species found today in the waters around Green Bay.
Jean Nicolet was commissioned by New France’s founder, Samuel de Champlain to form a peaceful alliance with Indians whose unrest was interfering with French trade and to possibly find a shorter trade route to China through Canada. Nicolet and others had learned of the existence of the Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) people, who referred to themselves as "People of the Sea", and believed they must reside on or near the Pacific Ocean. Champlain had also heard about resources in the area, including fertile soil, forests, and animals. Nicolet set out on his journey for this new land shortly before winter in 1634. In what later became a French fur-trading route, he sailed up the Ottawa River, through Lake Nipissing and down the French River to Lake Huron, then through the straits of Michilimackinac into Lake Michigan and is believed to have landed at Red Banks, near the modern-day city of Green Bay.
A small trading post, originally named La Baye or La Baie des Puants (French for "the stinking Bay"), was established by Nicolet at this location in 1634, making Green Bay one of the oldest permanent settlements in America. When Nicolet arrived in the Green Bay area, the first group he encountered was the Menominee, as Green Bay was in their territory. There was also one that spoke a Sioux language, the Ho-Chunk, also known as the Winnebago. Besides hunting and fishing, the Winnebagos cultivated corn, bean, squash, and tobacco. Wild rice, a dietary staple, grew in abundance in the river and its tributaries, and was gathered along with nuts, berries, and edible roots of the woods." In this tribe there were distinguished and easily identified gender roles. The men typically hunted and fished for food, and the women cooked and prepared the furs of the dead animals for rugs, furniture and other uses around the house. Women were an important aspect of the political process, as no action could be taken without agreement of half of the women. Nicolet stayed with this tribe for about a year, becoming an ally, which helped open up opportunities for trade and commerce. He then returned to Quebec.
A few months after Nicolet returned from his quest, Champlain died. His death put a halt on journeys to the newly discovered land, La Baie Verte (French for The Green Bay).
Nicolas Perrot was the next journeyman sent to La Baie by Pere Claude Allouez. After this, the French avoided the area because of the intensity of Indian and European wars. In 1671 a Jesuit Mission was set up in the area. A fort was added in 1717. The town was incorporated in 1754, and was passed to British control in 1761.
The first permanent French settler was Charles de Langlade and his family, who moved to Green Bay in 1765, becoming the first permanent settlers in Wisconsin. Langlade, called the "Founder and Father of Wisconsin", was a half-French Ottawa war chief who is credited with planning the ambush of British General Braddock and George Washington in the French and Indian War. The Grignons, Porliers and Lawes who followed brought Canadian-French culture with them. Colorful "jack-knife Judge" Reaume dispensed British justice in the territory.”  These early French settlers set the tone for the remainder who came to the area.
The Green Bay area was still under British control until years after the end of the Revolutionary War, even after America had gained its independence. "Doty, Whitney, Arndt, Baird and Martin were among the American settlers who pushed French culture into the background following the American establishment of Fort Howard in 1816." As British settlers in the area came to outnumber the French, the name "Green Bay" (from the French: Baie Verte) became the more common name for the town. In 1783 the town became part of the United States of America. The United States Army built Fort Howard on the banks of the Fox River in 1816.
Before Wisconsin became a state in 1848, the majority of commerce had to do with fur trading. After statehood, there was a shift away from fur trading toward lumbering. "For a short time in 1860s and 1870s, iron smelting in charcoal kilns rivaled the timber industry while the port handled increasing amounts of fuel, feed, and lumber. Today's major local industry had its start in 1865 when the first paper mill was built." 
Wisconsin's first newspaper, The Green Bay Intelligencer, was first published in 1833. The borough of Green Bay was created in 1838 and is the main center of the current city. By 1850 the town had a population of 1,923. The town was incorporated as the city of Green Bay, joining several small towns including Navarino, Astor (created by John Jacob Astor) and Fort Howard in 1854. The Green Bay Area Public School District was founded in 1856.
The 1850s brought much change to the city of Green Bay when other groups started immigrating to the area. That decade brought an influx of Belgian, German, Scandinavian, Irish and Dutch immigrants as word spread of America's cheap land and good soil. The greatest concentration of newcomers came from Belgium. They cleared the land to farm and build their homes. 
The railroad arrived in the 1860s. Chicago and Northwestern Railroad companies were formed, which allowed people and products to travel all over the state, increasing business and trade opportunities. The area was able to grow and enrich itself with the use of the river and the plentiful timber resources. This led to the paper industry becoming the major employer in Green Bay, and opened up the port for international trade.
In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Green Bay to honor its tercentennial. By 1950 the city had a population of 52,735. In 1964, the Town of Preble was consolidated with the city of Green Bay.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 54.3 square miles (140.6 km2), of which 43.9 square miles (113.7 km2) is land and 10.4 square miles (27 km2) is water. The total area is 86.59% land.
Green Bay has a humid continental climate (Koppen Dfb), moderated slightly by the city's proximity to Lake Michigan. The city's climate features four distinct seasons, with warm, frequently hot summers and long, cold and snowy winters. The variance in temperature and precipitation between months is severe and often extreme. Monthly mean temperatures range from 15.6 °F (−9.1 °C) in January to 69.9 °F (21.1 °C) in July.
The wettest month in Green Bay is August, when 3.77 inches (95.8 mm) of precipitation falls, mostly in the form of rainfall from thunderstorms. The driest month in Green Bay is February, when the majority of precipitation falls as low moisture-content snow due to cold, dry air. On average, 1.01 inches (25.7 mm) of precipitation falls in February.
Climate data for Green Bay, Wisconsin Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °F (°C) 56
Average high °F (°C) 24.1
54.3 Average low °F (°C) 7.1
34.4 Record low °F (°C) −31
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.21
Snowfall inches (cm) 13.7
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 10.7 8.5 10.8 11.1 10.1 10.1 10.4 11.3 10.0 9.7 10.3 10.6 123.6 Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 10.0 7.4 6.9 2.4 .1 0 0 0 0 .2 4.6 9.1 40.7 Sunshine hours 145.7 161.0 198.4 222.0 285.2 303.0 313.1 279.0 204.0 158.1 108.0 111.6 2,489.1 Source: NOAA, HKO (sun, 1961−1990), Weather.com (extremes) 
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1860 2,276 — 1870 4,698 106.4% 1880 7,476 59.1% 1890 9,069 21.3% 1900 23,748 161.9% 1910 25,216 6.2% 1920 31,643 25.5% 1930 37,407 18.2% 1940 46,205 23.5% 1950 52,735 14.1% 1960 62,952 19.4% 1970 87,829 39.5% 1980 87,947 0.1% 1990 96,466 9.7% 2000 102,313 6.1% 2010 104,057 1.7%
At the 2010 Census, there were 104,057 people residing in Green Bay, an increase of 1.7% since 2000.
According to the 2010 Census, 73.3% of the population was non-Hispanic White, 3.4% non-Hispanic Black or African American, 3.6% non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native, 4.0% non-Hispanic Asian, 0.1% from some other race (non-Hispanic) and 2.2% of two or more races (non-Hispanic). 13.4% of Green Bay's population was of Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish origin (they may be of any race).
As of the census of 2000, there were 102,313 people, 41,591 households, and 24,663 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,332.1 people per square mile (900.5/km2). There were 43,123 housing units at an average density of 982.9 per square mile (379.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.86% White, 1.38% African American, 3.28% Native American, 3.76% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.72% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.13% of the population.
There were 41,591 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. About 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $38,820, and the median income for a family was $48,678. Males had a median income of $33,246 versus $23,825 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,269. About 7.4% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under the age of 18 and 9.2% of those 65 and older.
Green Bay is governed by a mayor and a city council. The city council consists of 12 members each elected from districts. The mayor is elected in a citywide vote.
- W. C. E. Thomas 1854
- Francis X. Desnoyers 1855
- H. E. Eastman 1856, 1857
- Burley Follett 1858, 1863
- Nathan Goodell 1859, 1864
- E. H. Ellis 1860
- Henry S. Baird 1861, 1862
- M. P. Lindsley 1865
- Charles D. Robinson 1866,1872
- James S. Marshall 1868
- Anton Klaus 1868,1869, 1870
- Alonzo Kimball 1871, 1873
- Dr. C. E. Crane 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879
- F. S. Ellis 1876
- J. C. Neville 1880
- W. J. Abrams 1881,1883, 1884
- J. H. M. Wigman 1882
- Charles Hartung 1885, 1886, 1887
- Arthur C. Neville 1888, 1889
- James H. Elmore 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895
- Frank B. Desnoyers 1896, 1897, 1898
- Simon J. Murphy, Jr. 1899, 1900, 1901
- J. H. Tayler 1902, 1903
- Robert E. Minahan 1904–1907
- Winford Abrams 1908–1916
- Elmer S. Hall 1916–1920
- W. Wiesner 1921–1927
- James H. McGillan 1927–1929
- John V. Diener 1929–1937
- John S. Farrell 1937–1938
- Alex Biemeret 1938–1945
- Dominic Olejniczak 1945–1955
- Otto Rachals 1955–1959
- Roman Denissen 1959–1965
- Donald Tilleman 1965–1972
- Harris Burgoyne 1972–1973
- Thomas Atkinson 1973–1975
- Michael Monfils 1975–1979
- Samuel J. Halloin 1979–1995
- Paul F. Jadin 1995–2003
- James J. Schmitt 2003–
The majority of the people in Green Bay use cars. The city was the headquarters of the Green Bay and Western Railroad from 1896 to 1993. After the GB&W quit, the line was purchased by Wisconsin Central Transportation. In 2001, the WC was merged into the Canadian National system. The Chicago and North Western Railway also served Green Bay, and their depot still stands today. Green Bay was last served with a regular passenger train, the CNW's Peninsula 400, in 1971. The CNW sold its trackage from Green Bay south to Sheboygan in 1987 to the Fox River Valley Railroad, which became part of the WC in 1993. Green Bay also saw passenger service from the Milwaukee Road's Chippewa Hiawatha, which ran from Chicago into the UP of Michigan. Green Bay is also served by the Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad. Amtrak expansion to Green Bay is part of the Midwest Regional Rail Project, and would follow a route from Milwaukee through Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Appleton. Wisconsin DOT plan service starting in 2019. A citizens group, NEWRails, is lobbying for an earlier start.
Green Bay is connected to the rest of the state by four major highways. US-41 connects Green Bay to the Fox Cities, Fond du Lac and Milwaukee to the south and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan via Oconto, Peshtigo, and Marinette. US-141 starts in Green Bay and joins with US-41 to the north for 18 miles before splitting off and providing access to the Upper Peninsula via Niagara. I-43, which terminates at US-41/US-141, heads south along Lake Michigan to Milwaukee and on to Illinois via Beloit. Recently WI-29 has been upgraded to four lanes to provide better access to western Wisconsin and Minnesota via Wausau and Eau Claire.
Other highways of importance are :
WI-172: Forms a southern highway bypass of Green Bay, and continuing to Austin Straubel Airport.
WI-32: Two lane highway which runs from Illinois to Michigan and provides alternative routes to the north and south and travels through many small communities.
WI-54: Two lane highway which runs through Green Bay from Algoma to New London and Waupaca.
WI-57: Heads to Green Bay from I-43 near Port Washington and continues through Sturgeon Bay to the Door Peninsula, terminating with WI-42 at Gills Rock with ferry access to Washington Island. Southbound the highway runs to Chilton.
- Elementary Schools
- Anne Sullivan Elementary School
- Baird Elementary School
- Beaumont Elementary School
- Chappell Elementary School
- Danz Elementary School
- Doty Elementary School
- Eisenhower Elementary School
- Elmore Elementary School
- Fort Howard Elementary School
- Howe Elementary School
- Jackson Elementary School
- Keller Elementary School
- Kennedy Elementary School
- King Elementary School
- Langlade Elementary School
- Lincoln Elementary School
- MacArthur Elementary School
- Martin Elementary School
- Mount Carmel Academy
- McAuliffe Elementary School
- Nicolet Elementary School
- Tank Elementary School
- Webster Elementary School
- Wilder Elementary School
- Kindergarten to 8th Grade Schools
- Aldo Leopald Community School
- Red Smith School
- Junior High/Middle Schools
- Pulaski Community Middle School
- Parkview Middle School
- Lombardi Middle School
- Franklin Middle School
- Edison Middle School
- Washington Middle School
- High Schools
- Ashwaubenon High School
- Notre Dame de la Baie Academy
- Green Bay East High School
- Green Bay Southwest High School
- Green Bay West High School
- Preble High School
- Pulaski High School
- Bay Port High School
- Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran High School
- Bay City Baptist School
- Colleges and Universities
The Brown County Library (BCL) Central Branch is located downtown in downtown Green Bay and has served as the county public library since 1968. The Central Branch is the headquarters for the BCL system, which encompasses all public libraries in Brown County, including eight branch libraries and a bookmobile that regularly visits locations throughout the county. In 1994, the Brown County Library was named National Library of the Year.
The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. The Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Green Bay is the mother church of the Diocese. The diocese is in the province of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The Saint Joseph Oratory is located in Green Bay.
In 2000, the American Religion Data Archive reported Green Bay to be predominantly Catholic (71.5%), with Lutherans composing an additional 16.4%. The remaining 12% are almost entirely Protestant denominations. There is also an Islamic mosque and an Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located in the city.
Congregation Cnesses Israel Temple, serving the area's Jewish population, is on the city's east-side.
- Green Bay Packers (football)
- Green Bay Blizzard (indoor football)
- Green Bay Chill (lingerie football)
- Green Bay Gladiators (football)
- Green Bay Phoenix (representing the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay)
- St. Norbert College
- Green Bay Bullfrogs (baseball)
- Major Running Races
- Bellin Run
- Cellcom Green Bay Marathon
Media and internet
There is a free public Wi-Fi system in the downtown Green Bay Broadway District that went into operation in 2007.
According to the City's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city are:
# Employer # of Employees 1 Humana 3,169 2 Schneider National 2,994 3 Oneida Nation of Wisconsin 2,916 4 Green Bay Area Public School District 2,818 5 Georgia-Pacific 2,400 6 Bellin Memorial Hospital 2,203 7 Aurora BayCare Medical Center 1,703 8 St. Vincent Hospital 1,556 9 Brown County 1,554 10 UnitedHealth Group 1,538 11 American Foods Group 1,523 12 Wisconsin Public Service 1,438 13 JBS Packerland 1,300 14 Shopko 1,278 15 Associated Banc-Corp 1,091 16 Prevea Clinic 1,050 17 Green Bay Packaging 950 18 Procter & Gamble 937 19 Paper Converting Machine Company 817
Points of interest
- Bay Beach Amusement Park
- Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
- City Stadium, former home of the Packers
- Cofrin Memorial Arboretum
- Green Bay Botanical Garden
- The Broadway District
- Heritage Hill State Park
- Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers
- Meyer Theater
- National Railroad Museum
- Neville Public Museum
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
- NEW Zoo
- Resch Center, home of the Green Bay Blizzard and Green Bay Gamblers
- Fox River State Recreational Trail
- Weidner Center
- Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Bay is home to two shopping malls, and dozens of strip malls. Green Bay is also home to the first Shopko discount department store, and all kinds of unique shopping destinations.
- Bay Park Square & The Village at Bay Park
Built in 1980, Bay Park Square is the main shopping center in the Green Bay area, being located in the suburb of Ashwaubenon. Bay Park Square is anchored by Shopko, Kohl's, and Younkers/Younkers Furniture Gallery, and has hundreds of specialty shops. Bay Park Square has a football stadium-themed food court filled with seven different eateries and two giant flatscreen television sets at both ends of the food court. Bay Park Cinema is located behind Shopko. Neighboring Bay Park Square is a shopping plaza known as The Village at Bay Park, home to Fashion Bug, JCPenney, DSW, and a few specialty shops.
- East Town Mall
Built in 1982, and remodeled three times, East Town Mall is a small shopping center/strip mall hybrid located on Green Bay's east side, near Interstate 43 on East Mason Street. East Town's current anchors are Hobby Lobby, Fashion Bug, Office Max, Kohl's, Petco, Shopko and ALDI. East Town has around 10 specialty shops (and one restaurant) inside the climate-controlled interior, with room for a few more. A budget cinema is also located inside the mall near Hobby Lobby. The East Town Mall also has seven Windspire vertical wind turbines outside of their main entrance. Official East Town Mall Website
- Green Bay Plaza
Green Bay Plaza, built in 1960, is a large strip mall located on Green Bay's west side at the Military Ave./West Mason St. intersection. It is currently anchored by Michaels, Factory Card Outlet, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Big Lots, Office Depot, and a free-standing Sears department store. Green Bay Plaza also has numerous specialty shops and restaurants.
- Robert C. Bassett - U.S. Presidential advisor
- John W. Byrnes - U.S. Representative
- Paul F. Clark - Nebraska State Representative
- Charles Doty, surveyor, military officer, Wisconsin State Assembly
- James Duane Doty - U.S. Representative
- W.F. Doyle - Michigan State Senator
- Mark Green - U.S. Representative
- John A. Gronouski - U.S. Postmaster General
- John S. Horner - Governor of Michigan Territory
- Timothy O. Howe - U.S. Postmaster General
- Thomas R. Hudd - U.S. Representative
- James F. Hughes - U.S. Representative
- Joshua L. Johns - U.S. Representative
- Jay W. Johnson - U.S. Representative, Director of the U.S. Mint
- Fred F. Kaftan - Wisconsin State Senator
- Thomas F. Konop - U.S. Representative
- Gustav Kustermann - U.S. Representative
- Barbara Lawton - Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
- John E. Martin - Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court
- Joseph Martin - Wisconsin State Assemblyman
- John W. Reynolds, Jr. – Governor of Wisconsin
- Stephen Mack, Jr. - adventurer, founder of Rockton, Illinois
- Steven E. Day - U.S. Coast Guard admiral
- Admiral James H. Flatley – World War II naval aviator
- Lawrence J. Fleming - U.S. Air Force Major General
- Edward C. Krause - Distinguished Service Cross recipient
- William Emery Merrill - military engineer
- Dennis Murphy - Medal of Honor recipient
- Austin Straubel, World War II army aviator
- Claude-Jean Allouez - Jesuit missionary
- Anton Anderledy - Superior General of the Society of Jesus
- Frank Joseph Dewane - American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
- Adam Maida - Superior of the Roman Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Cayman Islands, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit
- Beth Moore - evangelical
- Nate Abrams, NFL player
- John Anderson – ESPN Sportscenter anchor, attended Southwest High School
- Ken Anderson - professional wrestler who was known as Mr. Kennedy in WWE, and currently as Mr. Anderson in TNA
- Wayland Becker - NFL player
- Tony Bennett – University of Virginia men's basketball coach and former NBA player for the Charlotte Hornets, attended Preble High School
- Jason Berken - MLB player
- Dan Buenning – guard for the NFL Chicago Bears, attended Bay Port High School
- Art Bultman - NFL player for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Green Bay Packers
- George Whitney Calhoun - co-founder of the Green Bay Packers
- Dick Campbell - NFL player
- Raymond Joseph Cannon - U.S. Representative, MLB player, attorney for Jack Dempsey and the accused players of the Black Sox Scandal
- James Cook - NFL player
- Jim Crowley – one-fourth of the University of Notre Dame's legendary "Four Horsemen" backfield
- Jerry Daanen - NFL player
- Darroll DeLaPorte - NFL player
- Jay DeMerit – player for Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Major League Soccer, and the United States men's national soccer team, attended Bay Port High School
- Dutch Dwyer - NFL player
- Riggie Dwyer - NFL player
- Jim Flanigan - NFL player for the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and the Philadelphia Eagles
- Ted Fritsch - NFL player
- Ted Fritsch, Jr. - NFL player
- Rebecca Giddens - world champion canoer, Olympic medalist
- Roger Harring – football coach, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse
- Arnie Herber - NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Jim Hobbins - NFL player
- Fee Klaus - professional football player
- Greg Knafelc - NFL player
- Tod Kowalczyk - head coach of the University of Toledo men's basketball team
- Bob Kroll - NFL player
- Gary Kroner - professional football player
- Curly Lambeau – founder, player, and first coach of the Green Bay Packers
- Wes Leaper - NFL player
- Jim Magnuson - MLB player
- Charlie Mathys - NFL player for the Hammond Pros and Green Bay Packers
- Terrie Miller - Olympic athlete
- Dennis Murphy - Medal of Honor recipient
- Brian Noble - NFL player
- Dominic Olejniczak - Mayor of Green Bay, President and Chairman of the Board of the Green Bay Packers
- Joe Perrault - Olympic athlete
- Ken Radick - NFL player for the Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers
- Dick Rehbein - NFL assistant coach
- Chester J. Roberts - head coach of the Miami Redskins football and men's basketball teams
- Chuck Sample - NFL player
- Mary Sauer - pole vaulter
- Joe Secord - NFL player
- Lauren Sesselmann - professional soccer player
- Walter Wellesley Smith (1905–1982) – Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter
- Aaron Stecker – running back for the NFL New Orleans Saints, attended Ashwaubenon High School
- Horst Stemke - Olympic athlete
- Kevin Stemke - NFL player
- Jerry Tagge - NFL player
- Ron Vander Kelen - NFL player
- Brad Voyles - MLB player
- Cowboy Wheeler - NFL player
- Charlie Whitehurst - NFL player
- Bob Wickman – Major League Baseball pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
- Paul Wilmet - MLB player
- Vince Workman - NFL player
- Dick Zoll - NFL player for the Cleveland Rams and Green Bay Packers
- Literature, music, arts
- Karen Borca - musician
- Eric Bray - record producer
- Paul Gigot - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Richard Gilliam – fantasy author and editor
- Sally Anne Golden - actress
- Joel Hodgson – creator and star of the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1978
- Jim Knipfel - author
- Jeff Kurtenacker - composer
- Doug Larson - newspaper columnist
- Pat MacDonald – singer in Timbuk3
- Leo Ornstein – a composer/pianist, finished his life in Green Bay
- Dave Pirner - lead singer of Soul Asylum
- Tony Shalhoub – actor in the TV series, Monk, attended Green Bay East High School
- Mona Simpson – novelist and essayist; younger sister of Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc.; wife of Richard Appel, a writer for The Simpsons. Homer Simpson's mother is named after her.
- Zack Snyder – director of Dawn of the Dead (2004 version) and 300.
- Margaret Teele (Margaret Poby) – 1960s TV and movie actress, attended St. Joseph's Academy (now Notre Dame de la Baie Academy)
- Louise Adeline Weitzel (1862–1934) – Pennsylvania Dutch poet
- Inventors, business leaders
- Alfred Lawson - credited as inventor of the airliner
- James Mulva – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhilips
- Joanne Carole Schieble - biological mother of Apple, Inc. founder Steve Jobs
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