Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

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For the census-designated place in Walworth County, see Turtle Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
Village
Map indicating location of Turtle Lake in Wisconsin
Map indicating location of Turtle Lake in Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°20′39″N 92°5′50″W / 45.34417°N 92.09722°W / 45.34417; -92.09722Coordinates: 45°20′39″N 92°5′50″W / 45.34417°N 92.09722°W / 45.34417; -92.09722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Counties Barron, Polk
Area[1]
 • Total 3.01 sq mi (7.80 km2)
 • Land 2.87 sq mi (7.43 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,171 ft (357 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,065
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 1,065
 • Density 365.9/sq mi (141.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-81100[5]
GNIS feature ID 1584303[2]

Turtle Lake is a village in Barron and Polk counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.[6] The population was 1,065 at the 2010 census. Of this, 972 were in Barron County, and 93 were in Polk County. The village is located between the towns of Almena, in Barron County, and Beaver, in Polk County.

Geography[edit]

Turtle Lake is located at 45°23′47″N 92°8′49″W / 45.39639°N 92.14694°W / 45.39639; -92.14694 (45.396604, -92.146974).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.01 square miles (7.80 km2), of which, 2.87 square miles (7.43 km2) of it is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,050 people, 492 households, and 256 families residing in the village. The population density was 365.9 inhabitants per square mile (141.3/km2). There were 535 housing units at an average density of 186.4 per square mile (72.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.4% White, 0.2% African American, 4.6% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 492 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.1% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.0% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the village was 38.9 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,065 people, 475 households, and 268 families residing in the village. The population density was 380.7 people per square mile (146.9/km²). There were 508 housing units at an average density of 181.6 per square mile (70.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.37% White, 4.51% Native American, 0.28% Asian, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 475 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 10.5% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,485, and the median income for a family was $36,875. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,591. About 12.9% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

U.S. Highway 8 and U.S. Highway 63 intersect in Turtle Lake.

Nearest commercial airline services are offered by the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, WI and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, MN.

Entertainment[edit]

Turtle Lake is home to the St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake. Guests can gamble on over 1,100 slots, craps, roulette, live poker, and blackjack. The casino is host to multiple restaurants and an events center that see many big name acts year around. The casino also offers a shuttle service to most places of interest throughout the Village of Turtle Lake.

Festivals[edit]

The Turtle Lake Inter County Fair is held annually the second weekend in July. The fair is held over a three day period from Friday-Sunday. Events include a horse, truck, and tractor pull, carnival rides, live bands, foot race, pedal pull, cattle and dairy shows, turtle derby and a grand parade. The fair continues to offer free admission.

Media[edit]

The Turtle Lake Times provides newspaper services for Turtle Lake and the surrounding area.

Education[edit]

The School District of Turtle Lake is the area school, providing education from K-12. WITC- Rice Lake and UW-Barron County both provide higher education for the area, located in nearby Rice Lake, WI.

In popular culture[edit]

The film Clear Lake, WI starring Michael Madsen was partially filmed in Turtle Lake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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