Ashland County, Wisconsin
|Ashland County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Henry Clay's farm Ashland.|
|• Total||2,294 sq mi (5,941 km2)|
|• Land||1,044 sq mi (2,703 km2)|
|• Water||1,250 sq mi (3,237 km2), 54.49%|
|• Density||16.16/sq mi (6.24/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,294 square miles (5,941.4 km2), of which 1,044 square miles (2,703.9 km2) is land and 1,250 square miles (3,237.5 km2) (54.49%) is water. The Apostle Islands are a small group of islands in Lake Superior, off the Bayfield Peninsula with the majority of the islands located in Ashland County — only Sand, York and Raspberry Islands are in Bayfield County.
- Iron County – east
- Price County – southeast
- Sawyer County – southwest
- Bayfield County – northwest
- Lake County, Minnesota – northwest (water boundary only, in Lake Superior)
- Cook County, Minnesota – north (water boundary only, in Lake Superior)
- Ontonagon County, Michigan – northeast (water boundary only, in Lake Superior)
- Gogebic County, Michigan – northeast (water boundary only, in Lake Superior)
National protected area
|WI Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,866 people, 6,718 households, and 4,279 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 8,883 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.10% White, 0.21% Black or African American, 10.35% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.8% were of German, 8.4% Finnish, 7.4% Polish, 7.4% Norwegian, 7.3% Swedish and 5.4% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.6% spoke English as their first language. The reservation of the Bad River Chippewa Band is partially located in the county.
There were 6,718 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.60% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.30% were non-families. 30.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% 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 3.01.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 11.20% from 18 to 24, 25.80% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.
Cities, villages, and towns
- Ashland (a tiny part is in Bayfield County, although all of population at 2010 census is in Ashland County portion)
- La Pointe
- White River
- Birch Hill
- Clam Lake
- Foster Junction
- Franks Field
- Holts Landing
- La Pointe
- New Odanah
- North York
- Old Fort
- Petes Landing
- White River
- Wisconsin History: La Pointe County (obsolete)
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Wisconsin Historical Society. "Term: Ashland County [origin of place name]". Dictionary of Wisconsin History. Retrieved 2009-04-26.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Bayfield County||Cook County, Minnesota||Ontonagon County, Michigan|
|Iron County & Gogebic County, Michigan|
|Sawyer County||Price County|