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Tomahawk, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Tomahawk had a population of 3,467 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tomahawk is located at latitude 45.479 and longitude -89.7118 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tomahawk (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.77 sq. miles and a water area of 1.6 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,450 feet.

The City of Tomahawk (GNIS ID: 1584284) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tomahawk 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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Tomahawk, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,467
Population in Households 3,250
Population in Familes 2,459
Population in Group Qrtrs 217
Population Density1 446
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,460
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 868
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $139,136
Average Home Value $162,087


Median Household Income $44,138
Average Household Income $55,056
Per Capita Income $24,275
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% -0.08%
Households -0.22% -0.12%
Families -0.13% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Tomahawk, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tomahawk 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 # 185 76th
Population Density1 # 495 36th
Diversity Index2 # 529 32nd
Median Household Income # 546 30th
Per Capita Income # 485 37th

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