Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sawyer County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1883
Seat Hayward
Largest city Hayward
Area
 • Total 1,350 sq mi (3,496 km2)
 • Land 1,257 sq mi (3,256 km2)
 • Water 93 sq mi (241 km2), 6.9%
Population
 • (2010) 16,557
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.sawyercountygov.org

Sawyer County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,557.[1] Its county seat is Hayward.[2]

History[edit]

The county is named for Philetus Sawyer, who represented Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate in the 19th century.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,350 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,257 square miles (3,260 km2) is land and 93 square miles (240 km2) (6.9%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sawyer County
Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,977
1900 3,593 81.7%
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%
2010 16,557 2.2%
Est. 2012 16,581 0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2012[1]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 16,196 people, 6,640 households, and 4,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 13,722 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). 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.

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Cities[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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