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Population in 2010: 2,242. Population change since 2000: +7.3%
Males: 1,225  (54.7%)
Females: 1,017  (45.3%)

Median resident age:  46.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54730.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $58,894 (it was $54,265 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$58,894
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,852

Tainter Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $181,133 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$181,133
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $193,071; Detached houses: $218,064; Townhouses or other attached units: $180,588; Mobile homes: $53,917

Median gross rent in 2012: $823.

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  • White alone - 2,171 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 22 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 21 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 10 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 9 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Tainter Lake: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.9%), Norwegian (13.5%), Irish (10.1%), Swedish (7.5%), Polish (4.2%), English (4.0%).

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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For population 25 years and over in Tainter Lake:

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tainter Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

8 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.3%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,515 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,688 (2.0%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Tainter Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 64% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dunn County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 8 miles away; MENOMONIE, WI)

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

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 9 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 22 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 22 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 39 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 56 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 60 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Inver Hills Community College (about 60 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Public high school in Tainter Lake:

  • Colfax Hi (Students: 355; Location: 601 University Ave; Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Tainter Lake:

  • Colfax El (Students: 487; Location: 601 University Ave; Grades: KG-6)

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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
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.2%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Tainter Lake, WI

8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Tainter Lake compared to Wisconsin 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Tainter Lake travel time to work - commute


Tainter Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.50%
Here50.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran Church
Adherents44.2%22.9%9.1%7.2%3.5%
Congregations27.9%8.2%18.0%8.2%6.6%
NameChristian and Missionary AllianceUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazareneGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents3.4%2.8%1.5%0.8%4.5%
Congregations3.3%1.6%4.9%3.3%18.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Dunn County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Dunn County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Dunn County:

26.8%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.0%
State:

13.0%

8.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.24%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($35 average AGI)
Dunn County:

0.08%
Wisconsin average:

0.08%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Eau Claire County, WI  1.21% ($32,808 average AGI)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.96% ($34,700)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.60% ($29,034)


8.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,153 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.34%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Eau Claire County, WI  1.51% ($29,887 average AGI)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.81% ($31,195)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.53% ($28,705)

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.)

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