Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sawyer County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of USA WI
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Hayward
Largest city Hayward
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,350 sq mi (3,497 km²)
1,256 sq mi (3,254 km²)
94 sq mi (243 km²), 6.95%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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

Sawyer County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 16,196. Its county seat is Hayward6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,497 km² (1,350 sq mi). 3,254 km² (1,256 sq mi) of it is land and 243 km² (94 sq mi) of it (6.95%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Sawyer County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sawyer County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 3,593
1910 6,227 73.3%
1920 8,243 32.4%
1930 8,878 7.7%
1940 11,540 30.0%
1950 10,323 −10.5%
1960 9,475 −8.2%
1970 9,670 2.1%
1980 12,843 32.8%
1990 14,181 10.4%
2000 16,196 14.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,196 people, 6,640 households, and 4,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 13,722 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.72% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 16.07% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.6% were of German, 7.8% Irish, 6.7% Norwegian, 5.9% Polish, 5.2% Swedish and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.4% spoke English, 2.0% Ojibwa and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 6,640 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.00 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°54′N 91°08′W / 45.90, -91.14

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