Tainter Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,242. Population change since 2000: +7.3%
Males: 1,247  (55.7%)
Females: 995  (44.3%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54730.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $60,678 (it was $54,265 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$60,678
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,238 (it was $25,292 in 2000)

Tainter Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $177,925 (it was $114,600 in 2000)
Tainter Lake:

$177,925
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $182,100; Detached houses: $212,923; Townhouses or other attached units: $153,576; Mobile homes: $40,483

Median gross rent in 2013: $846.

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  • Races in Tainter Lake, WI (2010)

    Tainter Lake races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Tainter Lake: 89.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.6%), Norwegian (14.3%), Irish (10.7%), Swedish (7.8%), English (4.2%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 18.6 square miles.

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

Tainter Lake,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Tainter Lake:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tainter Lake CDP:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

10 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.4%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,434 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,397 (1.8%)

Tainter Lake satellite photo by USGS

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

Tainter Lake household income distribution Tainter Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Tainter Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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 Tainter Lake 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 Tainter Lake 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 the city 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 Duplin County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Storm: 1, Tornado: 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)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 43.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic 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
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Wisconsin average:

10.5

Tainter Lake travel time to work - commute Tainter Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
Dunn County:

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.
State:

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

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

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%
State:

13.0%

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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