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Post Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Post Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 366 as of July 1, 2016. Post 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 Post Lake is located at latitude 45.4305 and longitude -89.0903 in Langlade County. The formal boundaries for the Post Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.67 sq. miles. Langlade County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,532 feet.

The Post Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2586546) 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 Post Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Elcho, a minor civil division (MCD) of Langlade County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Post Lake: Postlake.

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


Total Population 366
Population in Households 364
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 51
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (23.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 470 (72.5%)
Median Home Value $181,522
Average Home Value $215,232


Median Household Income $37,176
Average Household Income $47,322
Per Capita Income $22,471
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.61%
Households -0.18% -0.34%
Families 0.0% -0.48%
Median Household Income   0.63%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Post Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Post 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 # 590 24th
Population Density1 # 760 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 661 15th
Median Household Income # 718 7th
Per Capita Income # 598 23rd

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