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Tomahawk, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Tomahawk had a population of 3,405 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,405
Daytime Population: Workers 2,978
Daytime Population: Residents 1,934
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,912
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.44
Population in Households 3,260
Population in Familes 2,456
Population in Group Qrtrs 145
Population Density2 439
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $48,285
Average Household Income $57,676
Per Capita Income $25,697


Total Housing Units 1,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 928 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 541 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 296 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $139,738
Average Home Value $165,463


Total Households 1,469
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 871
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 0.03% -0.22%
Households -0.1% -0.25%
Families -0.06% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 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 # 188 76th
Population Density # 496 36th
Diversity Index # 543 30th
Median Household Income # 528 32nd
Per Capita Income # 496 36th

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