Hayward, Wisconsin Population 2024

2,618

Hayward is a city located in Sawyer County and Washburn County Wisconsin. Hayward has a 2024 population of 2,618. It is also the county seat of Sawyer County. Hayward is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 3.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,540 in 2020.

The average household income in Hayward is $58,101 with a poverty rate of 20.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hayward is 38.7 years, 35.9 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Hayward Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hayward was:

  • White: 84.44%
  • Native American: 9.82%
  • Other race: 2.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.82%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Black or African American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
702.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.07% (78)
The current population of Hayward, Wisconsin is 2,618 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,540.

Hayward, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,13384.44%
Native American2489.82%
Other race722.85%
Two or more races461.82%
Asian170.67%
Black or African American100.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Native American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hayward Population by Race

Hayward Population Pyramid 2024

Hayward Median Age

38.7

Total

35.9

Male

46.4

Female

Hayward Adults

There are 1,943 adults, (503 of whom are seniors) in Hayward.

Hayward Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hayward Sex Ratio

Female1,22448.46%
Male1,30251.54%

Hayward Population by Age

Hayward Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1832.0351.948.1
Non Family6081.1438.861.2
Married3642.6180.219.8
Female1193.8762.237.8
Male923.271387

2.77

Average Family Size

2.03

Average Household Size

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hayward Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade311.7%
9th to 12th Grade1407.7%
High School Graduate64435.4%
Some College47225.95%
Associates Degree1206.6%
Bachelors Degree28815.83%
Graduate Degree1246.82%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hayward Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5801,423390
Native American102920
Hispanic90900
Other Race72720
2+ Races343422
Black840
Asian550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 64.71%.

Hayward Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,767$40,139$26,375
Less Than 9th Grade$24,141$57,656$0
High School Graduate$27,406$34,712$23,000
Some College$33,942$40,585$21,719
Bachelors Degree$45,968$35,500$48,750
Graduate Degree$53,333$0$52,857

$34,767

Average Earnings

$40,139

Average Male

$26,375

Average Female

Hayward Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hayward Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hayward Language

95.91% of Hayward residents speak only English, while 4.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.38% of the population.

Hayward Language

Hayward Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,99233116.62%
Native21915068.49%
Hispanic901213.33%

20.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.96%

Male Poverty Rate

22.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hayward

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hayward is Native, with 68.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hayward is Hispanic, with 13.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.96%.

Hayward Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.44%
High School22.11%
Bachelors or Greater9.22%
Some College7.69%

Hayward Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed21.21%
Female Employed15.89%
Male Employed6.48%
Female Unemployed0%

Hayward Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hayward Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$39,422$58,101
Families$53,516$75,185
Married Families$76,711$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,893$38,276

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hayward Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hayward Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hayward Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hayward Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hayward Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

155

Number of Veterans

151

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam40
Second Gulf War18
Korea12
First Gulf War7
World War II4

Hayward Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+58
55 to 6441
65 to 7431
18 to 3418
35 to 547

Hayward Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1438.34%
Native American1211.43%
Hispanic66.45%

Hayward Veterans by Race

Hayward Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hayward Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hayward Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hayward Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hayward Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.52%

Born in Hayward

96.44%

Native Born

3.56%

Foreign Born

3.09%

Non Citizen

0.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.44% of Hayward residents were born in the United States, with 61.52% having been born in Wisconsin. 3.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hayward Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,715190.7%
20282,696200.75%
20272,676190.72%
20262,657200.76%
20252,637190.73%
20242,618200.77%
20232,598190.74%
20222,579240.94%
20212,555150.59%
20202,54023310.1%
20192,30790.39%
20182,29810.04%
20172,297-9-0.39%
20162,306241.05%
20152,282-23-1%
20142,305-29-1.24%
20132,334-1-0.04%
20122,335-8-0.34%
20112,34300%
20102,34300%

Hayward Population by Year