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Tomahawk is a city in Lincoln County, in the Merrill metro area.
The community was named for the river, which was named after a battle between the Sioux and Chippewa; they buried a tomahawk on the shore to symbolize peace
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Tomahawk. For links to other places called Tomahawk, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Tomahawk is 45.471N. The longitude is -89.729W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,450 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,807.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tomahawk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lincoln County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54487 ZIP code.
39% of Tomahawk residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tomahawk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tomahawk was $17,277, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Tomahawk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tomahawk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $799.
Libraries in Tomahawk include Tomahawk Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Tomahawk include Tomahawk Leader
Lincoln County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tomahawk political report.
The average commute time for Tomahawk workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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