Green Bay Community Profile

Katana Tattoo, a premier tattoo shop is proud to offer its world-class Japanese tattoo services to the residents of Green Bay. We thought you might like to know a bit more about this interesting and vibrant region.


The year was 1765 when the first permanent French settlers came to Green Bay. Charles de Langlade and his family originally came from Canada and moved to Green Bay in 1765 to become the first European-American settlers in today’s Wisconsin.  During the French and Indian War, the British gained control of Wisconsin by taking control of Green Bay in 1761.  The French residents dealing in the trading post called the area as “La Bey”, but the British fur traders called it “Green Bay” due to the water and the shore showed green color in the early spring.  By the time the 1850s came around the town had a small population of 1,923 people and was incorporated into a city in 1854.

Demographics and Cost of Living

Statistic Green Bay Wisconsin National
Population 104,574 5,724,692 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 2,302 105 91
Median age 33.9 38.8 37.4
Male/Female ratio 1.0:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 50% 58% 55%
Speak English 85% 91% 79%
Speak Spanish 10% 5% 13%


  • Population density is 2093% higher than Wisconsin
  • Average age in Green Bay is 13% lower than Wisconsin
  • 19% of the population is Caucasian
  • 59% of the population is African-American
  • 96% of the population is Asian


Index Green Bay Wisconsin National
Cost of living index 89 97 100
Index Green Bay Wisconsin National
Goods & Services index 93 98 100
Groceries index 91 99 100
Health care index 104 112 100
Housing index 72 91 100
Transportation index 103 103 100
Utilities index 103 100 100

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.


The city is served by the Green Bat Area Public School District, which operates 25 elementary schools, two K-8 schools and 4 middle schools, four high schools and an alternative school.  Private schools in the city are: Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, Northeastern Wisconsin Lutheran High School and Bay City Baptist School.

Higher Schools of Learning include:

  • Bellin College of Nursing
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • College of Menominee Nation
  • Lakeland College
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Rasmussen College
  • University of Wisconsin – Green Bay


Based on data provided by the American Religion Data Archive, Green Bay residents are mostly Catholic at 71.5% followed by Lutherans at 16.4%; the last 12% is composed of other Protestant denominations.  The city is home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Green Bay while the Cathedral of Saint Francis Xavier in Green Bay is considered the mother church of the diocese.

The Islamic community is served by the Islamic Society of Wisconsin while the Green Bay Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is also located in the city. The city’s Jewish residents is served by the Congregation Cnesses Israel Temple located on the east side of the city.


Known throughout the country as the “toilet paper capital” due to the number of paper industries in the city such as the Northern Paper Company, Fort Howard Paper Company and the Hoberg Paper Company.  Based on recent data, the biggest employers in the city are: Humana, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Schneider National, Bellin Health, Georgia-Pacific, United Health Group, Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, American Foods Group and St. Vincent Hospital.

Restaurants & Nightlife

A ‘Bravo – The Prosciutto stuffed fried chicken is absolutely amazing and comes with a pureed/riced cauliflower and roasted asparagus. Do also try the creamy smoked potato and for dessert the hot apple crisp. You won’t be disappointed.

Plae Bistro – Nice place, great atmosphere, amazing food and superb service.  The rib eye steak is absolutely amazing.  They offer the best French onion soup this side of town.

Pancake Place —  Best place to have breakfast, generous portions, lots of football fans. Do try the eggs Benedict and the chicken dumpling soup. Place always gets packed so be prepared to wait.

Fun Things to Do in Green Bay

Lambeau Field and Green Bay Packers – if you like football visit the home turf of the Green Bay Packers.  There is a guided tour of the stadium, including the atrium, a private suite as well as check out the player’s tunnel.

National Railroad Museum — If trains are your thing then you will definitely love the National Railroad Museum.  The collection includes the Eisenhower collection of which the centerpiece is the British Railways steam engine used by the general during the Second World War.

Green Bay Botanical Gardens — The place offers a variety of rare and unique plants you will surely find something that is always in bloom.  Check out the fun children’s garden that is comes complete with a tree house, a slide and even a maze.

Green Bay truly is a great place to visit.  If you are interested in getting a tattoo, we are only a phone call away. We can’t wait to meet you.