Monico, WI

Monico is a town in Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States. The unincorporated community of Monico is located in the town.


There is one building in the Town that appears on the Wisconsin Architectural History Inventory including: St James Catholic Church


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 54.6 square miles (141.3 km2), of which, 54.1 square miles (140.1 km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.2 km2) of it (0.84%) is water.

Monico contains an extensive forest system, as over 95 percent of the Town is forested. A vast majority of these forested lands are privately owned and enrolled in forest management programs such as the Managed Forest Land program. The Town also contains prominent rivers such as the Wolf and Pelican Rivers, and is home to a bountiful supply of wildlife.

Woodlands: 33,584 Acres  /  96% of Town Area


The population in Monico is 364. There are 6 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Monico is 52.1, the US median age is 37.4. The number of people per household in Monico is 2.3, the US average of people per household is 2.6.

Family in Monico

  • 68.5% are married
  • 7.9% are divorced
  • 20.5% are married with children
  • 3.8% have children, but are single

Race in Monico

  • 98.0% are white
  • 0.0% are black
  • 0.0% are asian
  • 1.2% are native american
  • 0.0% claim Other
  • 0.8% claim Hispanic Ethnicity
  • 0.0% Two or More Races
  • 0.0% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander

In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,973. About 4.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.


The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport (KRHI) serves Monico, the county and surrounding communities with both scheduled commercial jet service and general aviation services.

The Town of Monico has the service of two principal arterials, U.S. Highways 8 and 45. U.S. Highway 8 provides large volumes of traffic in the southern portion of the Town in an east-west direction. This highway provides linkage between Rhinelander and Crandon. Alternatively, U.S. Highway 45 is a north-south route with high traffic volume that provides linkages to Antigo, Elcho, Three Lakes, and Eagle River.


The Town of Monico is in the Three Lakes school district and is also served by two parochial elementary schools in Rhinelander. The Nicolet Technical College, located in Rhinelander, serves the Town. Two libraries serve the Town – Rhinelander Library and the Nicolet Technical College library also in Rhinelander. Monico is a member of the Rhinelander Library District as well as the Three Lakes Library District.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monico: 

  • Northcentral Technical College (about 50 miles; Wausau, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,356) 
  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (about 77 miles; Stevens Point, WI; FT enrollment: 9,089) 
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 90 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128) 
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 90 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069) 
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 96 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415) 
  • Saint Norbert College (about 96 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324) 
  • Fox Valley Technical College (about 98 miles; Appleton, WI; FT enrollment: 5,682)


The nearest medical facilities are the Aspirus Crandon Clinic located in Crandon, and the Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital located in Rhinelander. The Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital is available to provide 24-hour emergency service and critical care.

Hospitals and medical centers near Monico: 

  • MINISTRY ST MARYS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI) 
  • CRANDON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; CRANDON, WI) 
  • SACRED HEART, ST MARY’S INC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI) 
  • DAVITA – PINE CREST DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI) 
  • FRIENDLY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI) 
  • HORIZONS UNLIMITED (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RHINELANDER, WI)

Outdoor Points of Interest

The Town is located in southeastern Oneida County. The Town is bounded by the Towns of Piehl and Stella to the north, the Town of Crandon (Forest County) to the east, the Town of Schoepke to the south, and the Town of Pelican to the west.

Park or Park-like facilities within the Town of Monico include: a swimming beach at Lake Venus with picnic tables and grills, a shelter area, and restroom facilities; a boat landing on Mars Lake; public access Neptune and Tank Lakes; and Town Hall Park with a basketball court, playground equipment and skatepark. 

Forest areas are maintained to provide recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, camping, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and/or bird watching.

Great Lakes or Chains

Major Waterbodies: Wolf River, Pelican River, Haymeadow Creek, Monico Creek

Neptune Lake. Neptune Lake is a 127 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 7 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.

Venus Lake. Venus Lake is a 64 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 21 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.

Mars Lake. Mars Lake is a 40 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 24 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from a public boat landing. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye.

Leith Lake. Leith Lake is a 18 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 8 feet.

Tank Lake. Tank Lake is a 16 acre lake located in Oneida County. It has a maximum depth of 12 feet. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.

Art Centers, Community Centers, and ETC

The Town Hall, Town Office, Town Shop, and the Town’s fire station are located on Forrest Street, off of US Highway 45/8. The Town Hall serves as a meeting room available for Town residents use and includes a kitchen and restrooms.

Average Home Price Sold

2018 Ave Price Sold: $99,786.25

2021 Ave Price Sold: $158,582.00

2023 Ave Price Sold: $325,000.00

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