The city is located at the head of its namesake 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. According to the 2006 census estimate, Green Bay has a population of 100,353. The Town of Green Bay is located several miles northeast of the city.
Green Bay is the principal city of the Green Bay Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Brown, Kewaunee, and Oconto counties and had a combined population of 282,599 at the 2000 census.
Set at the southern end of the bay of the same name as the city, Green Bay. and divided by the Fox River, Green Bay is an industrial city with several meatpacking and paper plants. The city of Green Bay is a port on the Bay of Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan. Green Bay 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 of the National Football League has been based in the city since 1919. Green Bay is by far the smallest U.S. market for an NFL team, although the Packers’ fanbase stretches across the state of Wisconsin, as well as throughout the U.S. and even around the world. Green Bay is nicknamed “Titletown” and “Titletown, USA” for the number of NFL titles (12) it has won over the years (including the first two Super Bowls as well as Super Bowl XXXI), more than any other team. The name appears on the city seal, is used by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce for its web address (www.titletown.org) and variations of the word appear in the name of more than two dozen local businesses.
Green Bay was awarded the title of All-America City two times in the city’s history, with the first award in 1964, and the second award in 1999.