Tomahawk (town), Wisconsin

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 45°26′23″N 89°55′2″W / 45.43972°N 89.91722°W / 45.43972; -89.91722Coordinates: 45°26′23″N 89°55′2″W / 45.43972°N 89.91722°W / 45.43972; -89.91722
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total71.6 sq mi (185.4 km2)
 • Land70.1 sq mi (181.5 km2)
 • Water1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Elevation1,512 ft (461 m)
 • Total439
 • Density6.3/sq mi (2.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)715 & 534
FIPS code55-80150[2]
GNIS feature ID1584285[1]

Tomahawk is a town in Lincoln County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 439 at the 2000 census. The City of Tomahawk is located to the northeast of the town and is not contiguous with it. The unincorporated community of Spirit Falls is located in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 71.6 square miles (185.4 km²), of which, 70.1 square miles (181.5 km²) of it is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²) of it (2.10%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 439 people, 192 households, and 125 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.3 people per square mile (2.4/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 5.5 per square mile (2.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.86% White, 0.23% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 192 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the town, the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,625, and the median income for a family was $41,964. Males had a median income of $37,500 versus $18,125 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,681. About 6.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 11.5% 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.