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Turtle Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of Turtle Lake had a population of 985 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Turtle Lake is located at latitude 45.3907 and longitude -92.1497 in Barron County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Turtle Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.15 sq. miles. Barron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Turtle Lake are located in Barron County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Polk County.

The Village of Turtle Lake (GNIS ID: 1584302) 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 Turtle 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 Turtle Lake: Skowhagen.

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


Total Population 985
Population in Households 985
Population in Familes 699
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 269 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $106,098
Average Home Value $122,854


Median Household Income $44,627
Average Household Income $49,635
Per Capita Income $22,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.02% -0.66%
Households -0.97% -0.66%
Families -0.44% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

Turtle Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turtle 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 # 390 50th
Population Density1 # 559 28th
Diversity Index2 # 263 66th
Median Household Income # 534 31st
Per Capita Income # 575 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.