Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Location of Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Location of Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°46′51″N 89°36′32″W / 45.78083°N 89.60889°W / 45.78083; -89.60889
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Oneida
 • Total 39.2 sq mi (101.6 km2)
 • Land 34.3 sq mi (88.9 km2)
 • Water 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,598 ft (487 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,160
 • Density 33.8/sq mi (13.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-41887[2]
GNIS feature ID 1583518[1]

Lake Tomahawk is a town in Oneida County, Wisconsin, United States named for the shape of the adjacent freshwater lake of the same name.[3] The population was 1,160 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Lake Tomahawk is located in the town. The unincorporated community of Sunflower is also located in the town.

Snowshoe Baseball[edit]

Lake Tomahawk is famous for its snowshoe baseball[4] and is promoted as the "World Capital of Snowshoe Baseball."[5] The game is similar to regular baseball, only the players wear snowshoes and the field is covered in sawdust.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.2 square miles (101.6 km²), of which, 34.3 square miles (88.9 km²) of it is land and 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²) of it (12.50%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,160 people, 475 households, and 317 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.8 people per square mile (13.1/km²). There were 1,052 housing units at an average density of 30.7 per square mile (11.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.97% White, 4.40% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 475 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the town the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 123.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,065, and the median income for a family was $41,131. Males had a median income of $30,268 versus $20,870 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,177. About 3.6% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.



The climate is described as Humid Continental by the Köppen Climate System, abbreviated as Dfb.[6]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Vogel, Virgil (1991). Indian Names on Wisconsin's Map. New York: McGraw-Hill. p. 113. ISBN 0-299-12980-2. 
  4. ^ Lowthian, M. Russ (2008). Road Biking Wisconsin: A Guide to Wisconsin's Greatest Bicycle Rides. Falcon. p. 45. ISBN 0-7627-3800-6. 
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  6. ^ Climate Summary for Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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Coordinates: 45°48′51″N 89°35′38″W / 45.81417°N 89.59389°W / 45.81417; -89.59389