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

853 sq mi (2,209 km²)
810 sq mi (2,097 km²)
43 sq mi (112 km²), 5.08%
 - (2000)
 - Density

20/sq mi (8/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Washburn County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population was 16,036. Its county seat is Shell Lake.[1]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,209 km² (853 sq mi). 2,097 km² (810 sq mi) of it is land and 112 km² (43 sq mi) of it (5.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Washburn County, Wisconsin age pyramid

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Washburn County.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 5,521
1910 8,196 48.5%
1920 11,377 38.8%
1930 11,103 −2.4%
1940 12,496 12.5%
1950 11,665 −6.7%
1960 10,301 −11.7%
1970 10,601 2.9%
1980 13,174 24.3%
1990 13,772 4.5%
2000 16,036 16.4%
WI Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,036 people, 6,604 households, and 4,530 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (20/sq mi). There were 10,814 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.27% White, 0.17% Black or African American, 1.01% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,604 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% 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 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 45°54′N 91°47′W / 45.90, -91.79

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