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The Village of Turtle Lake had a population of 1,032 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Turtle Lake: Skowhagen.

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


Total Population 1,032
Daytime Population: Workers 2,040
Daytime Population: Residents 426
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,466
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.39
Population in Households 1,032
Population in Familes 730
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 354
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $46,136
Average Household Income $52,022
Per Capita Income $23,760


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 274 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 210 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $107,849
Average Home Value $125,458


Total Households 483
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 261
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 -0.24% 0.02%
Households -0.25% -0.04%
Families 0.27% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 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 # 382 51st
Population Density # 548 29th
Diversity Index # 245 69th
Median Household Income # 571 26th
Per Capita Income # 606 22nd

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