Tainter Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,242.
Population change since 2000: +7.3%
Males: 1,170  (52.2%)
Females: 1,072  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54730.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $77,929 (it was $54,265 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$77,929
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,592 (it was $25,292 in 2000)

Tainter Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $198,026 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$198,026
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $200,195; detached houses: $227,478; townhouses or other attached units: $228,077; mobile homes: $44,679

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,089.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tainter Lake: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 5.1%
(5.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Tainter Lake, WI (2010)
    • 2,17196.8%White alone
    • 221.0%Hispanic
    • 210.9%Asian alone
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 90.4%Two or more races

Races in Tainter Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (46.4%), Norwegian (16.5%), American (7.9%), English (5.3%), Polish (4.8%), Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 18.6 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

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14 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,637 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,100 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (20.8 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (61.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (301.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Tainter, WI (1.0 miles ),
Wheeler, WI (2.3 miles ),
Red Cedar, WI (2.4 miles ),
Colfax, WI (2.5 miles ),
Menomonie, WI (2.7 miles ),
Hay River, WI (2.9 miles ),
Boyceville, WI (3.2 miles ),
Elk Mound, WI (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 44.98 N, Longitude: 91.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Distribution of median household income in Tainter Lake, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Tainter Lake, WI in 2017
Tainter Lake satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Most common industries in Tainter Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (10.6%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.7%)
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Food (3.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (2.9%)
Most common occupations in Tainter Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Tainter Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Tainter Lake-area historical tornado activity is near Wisconsin state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Tainter Lake place center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the place center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tainter Lake-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 221.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 285.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 375.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 249.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 154.1 miles away from Tainter Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dunn County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tainter Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tainter Lake:

  • COLFAX HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; COLFAX, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC DIALYSIS - MENOMONIE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - RED CEDAR, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • AMERICAN LUTHERAN HOME MENOMONIE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • ASIAN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)
  • DUNN CTY HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tainter Lake:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 8 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,120)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 22 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 22 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 39 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 54 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Century College (about 56 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 60 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 4,049)

Points of interest:

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Church in Tainter Lake: Norton Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Tainter Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Lambs Creek (A), Hay River (B), Sinking Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dunn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Tainter Lake:

Marital status in Tainter Lake, WI
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

For population 25 years and over in Tainter Lake:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tainter Lake, WI (based on Dunn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant11,52231
Evangelical Protestant4,72232
Catholic4,4225
Other4806
None22,711-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Dunn County:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dunn County:

6.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dunn County:

26.8%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
Wisconsin:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tainter Lake:

48.9%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tainter Lake:

44.9%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.4
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

25.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tainter Lake:

11.7%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tainter Lake:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tainter Lake:

37.8%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.1%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tainter Lake, WI Residents

7.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,165 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Eau Claire County, WI  1.48% ($42,898 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.66% ($34,562)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.63% ($36,693)


7.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,160 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Eau Claire County, WI  1.48% ($34,958 average AGI)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.68% ($44,560)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.62% ($43,840)

Strongest AM radio stations in Tainter Lake:

  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOGO (680 AM; 3 kW; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tainter Lake:

  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVSS (90.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • W211AY (90.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WECL (92.9 FM; ELK MOUND, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WUEC (89.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WBIZ-FM (100.7 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WVCF (90.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDMO (95.9 FM; DURAND, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIAL (94.1 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WISM-FM (98.1 FM; ALTOONA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHEM (91.3 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: FOURTH DIMENSION, INC.)
  • WRJF-LP (101.7 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL (CHURCH) OF MENOMONIE)

TV broadcast stations around Tainter Lake:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
Tainter Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Tainter Lake fatal accident list:

Jun 19, 2014 07:56 AM, Sr-25, Cr-D, Lat: 44.965911, Lon: -91.894258, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 11, 2007 11:20 PM, D, Lat: 44.994169, Lon: -91.873758, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 28, 2007 00:48 AM, D, Lat: 44.966042, Lon: -91.886808, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.4mTotal length
  • 6,665Total average daily traffic
  • 378Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,110Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tainter Lake, WI
  • 54.1%Utility gas
  • 25.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.8%Wood
  • 7.5%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tainter Lake, WI
  • 45.0%Utility gas
  • 33.5%Electricity
  • 19.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood


Tainter Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Tainter Lake on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
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