Tainter, Wisconsin

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Tainter, Wisconsin
Location of Tainter, Wisconsin
Location of Tainter, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°59′32″N 91°50′48″W / 44.99222°N 91.84667°W / 44.99222; -91.84667Coordinates: 44°59′32″N 91°50′48″W / 44.99222°N 91.84667°W / 44.99222; -91.84667
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.7 sq mi (92.4 km2)
 • Land33.0 sq mi (85.5 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
Elevation889 ft (271 m)
 • Total2,116
 • Density64.1/sq mi (24.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-78975[2]
GNIS feature ID1584266[1]

Tainter is a town in Dunn County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,116 at the 2000 census. The census-designated place of Tainter Lake is located in the town. The unincorporated community of Norton is also located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.7 square miles (92.4 km²), of which, 33.0 square miles (85.5 km²) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²) of it (7.51%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20142,3782.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,116 people, 845 households, and 632 families residing in the town. The population density was 64.1 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 993 housing units at an average density of 30.1 per square mile (11.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.72% White, 0.05% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 845 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 112.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,741, and the median income for a family was $57,125. Males had a median income of $38,750 versus $24,554 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,916. About 4.2% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


  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.