Tainter Lake, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Tainter Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 2,312 as of July 1, 2017. Tainter Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density 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, 2017.

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Tainter Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,312
Daytime Population: Workers 192
Daytime Population: Residents 996
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,188
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.51
Population in Households 2,304
Population in Familes 1,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 125
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $66,892
Average Household Income $80,320
Per Capita Income $34,167


Total Housing Units 1,274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 808 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 281 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $197,977
Average Home Value $224,414


Total Households 993
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 700
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.54%
Households 0.58% 0.66%
Families 0.42% 0.59%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2017 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 # 245 68th
Population Density # 700 10th
Diversity Index # 583 26th
Median Household Income # 134 83rd
Per Capita Income # 108 86th

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