Bayfield County, Wisconsin
|Bayfield County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 12, 1866|
|Named for||Henry Bayfield, British Naval Lieutenant|
|• Total||2,042 sq mi (5,288 km2)|
|• Land||1,476 sq mi (3,823 km2)|
|• Water||565 sq mi (1 km2), 27.69%|
|• Density||10/sq mi (4/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Originally, in 1848 it was named La Pointe County, Wisconsin, but was renamed Bayfield County on 12 April 1866.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,042 square miles (5,288.8 km2), of which 1,476 square miles (3,822.8 km2) is land and 565 square miles (1,463.3 km2) (27.69%) is water.
- Ashland County – east
- Sawyer County – south
- Washburn County – southwest
- Douglas County – west
- Lake County, Minnesota – north (water boundary only, in Lake Superior)
||Lake County, Minnesota||Cook County, Minnesota|
|Douglas County||Ashland County|
|Washburn County||Sawyer County|
National protected areas
- Apostle Islands National Lakeshore (part)
- Chequamegon National Forest (part)
- * Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,013 people, 6,207 households, and 4,276 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 11,640 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). 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. 96.8% spoke English as their first language.
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
- Ashland (a tiny part only; all of population as of 2010 census was in Ashland County portion)
- Ashland Junction
- Bark Point
- Grand View
- Iron River
- Lake Owen
- Pike River
- Port Wing
- Red Cliff
- Sand Bay
- Lake Namakagon
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Bayfield County, Wisconsin
- Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
- USS Bayfield (APA-33)
- "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved May 17, 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved May 17, 2013.
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