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Post Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Post Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Post Lake: Postlake.

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


Total Population 367
Daytime Population: Workers 89
Daytime Population: Residents 235
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.88
Population in Households 366
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 51
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $40,702
Average Household Income $51,859
Per Capita Income $24,417


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 149 (22.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 ( 4.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 (73.0%)
Median Home Value $185,000
Average Home Value $219,868


Total Households 179
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 126
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.26% -0.66%
Households -0.08% -0.57%
Families 0.11% -0.64%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 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 # 588 24th
Population Density # 760 2nd
Diversity Index # 693 11th
Median Household Income # 702 9th
Per Capita Income # 569 27th

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