Tainter Lake, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Tainter Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 2,283 as of July 1, 2016. Tainter Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Tainter Lake is located at latitude 44.9891 and longitude -91.8482 in Dunn County. The formal boundaries for the Tainter Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.53 sq. miles and a water area of 2.9 sq. miles. Dunn County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 873 feet.

The Tainter Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393252) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Tainter Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Tainter, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dunn County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tainter Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Tainter Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,283
Population in Households 2,276
Population in Familes 1,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 123
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 693
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 806 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $193,714
Average Home Value $215,230


Median Household Income $60,586
Average Household Income $74,995
Per Capita Income $31,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.39%
Households 0.45% 0.49%
Families 0.33% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tainter Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tainter Lake to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 246 68th
Population Density1 # 703 9th
Diversity Index2 # 584 24th
Median Household Income # 173 78th
Per Capita Income # 127 84th

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