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Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Bayfield County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1845
Named for Henry Bayfield, British Naval Lieutenant
Seat Washburn
Largest city Washburn
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,042 sq mi (5,288 km²)
1,476 sq mi (3,823 km²)
565 sq mi (1 km²), 27.69%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Bayfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 15,013. Its county seat is Washburn6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,288 km² (2,042 sq mi). 3,823 km² (1,476 sq mi) of it is land and 1,464 km² (565 sq mi) of it (27.69%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Bayfield County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Bayfield County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 14,392
1910 15,987 11.1%
1920 17,201 7.6%
1930 15,006 −12.8%
1940 15,827 5.5%
1950 13,760 −13.1%
1960 11,910 −13.4%
1970 11,683 −1.9%
1980 13,822 18.3%
1990 14,008 1.3%
2000 15,013 7.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,013 people, 6,207 households, and 4,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/sq mi). There were 11,640 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.46% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 9.39% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.3% were of German, 10.4% Norwegian, 8.4% Swedish, 6.1% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.7% Finnish and 5.0% English ancestry.

There were 6,207 households out of which 28.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 28.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 102.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.70 males.

Cities, villages, and towns Edit




Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°38′N 91°11′W / 46.63, -91.18

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