Washburn, Wisconsin Population 2024

2,009

Washburn is a city located in Bayfield County Wisconsin. Washburn has a 2024 population of 2,009. It is also the county seat of Bayfield County. Washburn is currently declining at a rate of -0.4% annually and its population has decreased by -1.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,041 in 2020.

The average household income in Washburn is $76,079 with a poverty rate of 15.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Washburn is 48.1 years, 45.6 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Washburn Demographics

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

  • White: 83.29%
  • Two or more races: 8.96%
  • Native American: 3.65%
  • Black or African American: 3.19%
  • Other race: 0.51%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
513.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.57% (-32)
The current population of Washburn, Wisconsin is 2,009 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,041.

Washburn, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,64583.29%
Two or more races1778.96%
Native American723.65%
Black or African American633.19%
Other race100.51%
Asian80.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washburn Population by Race

Washburn Population Pyramid 2024

Washburn Median Age

48.1

Total

45.6

Male

49.2

Female

Washburn Adults

There are 1,614 adults, (461 of whom are seniors) in Washburn.

Washburn Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Washburn Sex Ratio

Female1,01251.24%
Male96348.76%

Washburn Population by Age

Washburn Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8942.168.731.3
Non Family4341.1557.842.2
Married3462.8683.816.2
Female743.866.233.8
Male402.736040

2.89

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washburn Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60.42%
9th to 12th Grade654.51%
High School Graduate44931.16%
Some College28619.85%
Associates Degree15610.83%
Bachelors Degree31321.72%
Graduate Degree16611.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Washburn Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Washburn Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2231,183450
2+ Races1009322
Hispanic54546
Native American39352
Black2330
Other Race10100
Asian885

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.5%.

Washburn Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,417$47,171$32,500
Less Than 9th Grade$45,833$45,500$0
High School Graduate$35,250$49,750$30,114
Some College$29,375$44,464$28,516
Bachelors Degree$48,000$34,231$48,333
Graduate Degree$49,375$0$52,750

$42,417

Average Earnings

$47,171

Average Male

$32,500

Average Female

Washburn Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washburn Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washburn Language

97.81% of Washburn residents speak only English, while 2.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Washburn Language

Washburn Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,53124816.2%
Hispanic1044846.15%
Other1010100%

15.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.88%

Male Poverty Rate

15.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washburn

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washburn is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washburn is White, with 16.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.3%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.53%.

Washburn Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School31.9%
Less Than 9th Grade25.4%
Some College16.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.84%

Washburn Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed62.5%
Male Employed7.32%
Female Employed5.35%
Male Unemployed0%

Washburn Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washburn Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$56,080$76,079
Families$76,500$101,413
Married Families$81,413$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,471$46,891

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washburn Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Washburn Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washburn 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 55-64.

Washburn Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washburn Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

166

Number of Veterans

148

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam69
First Gulf War25
Second Gulf War20
World War II12
Korea10

Washburn Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+68
55 to 6435
35 to 5425
65 to 7423
18 to 3415

Washburn Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15711.29%
Native American915.52%

Washburn Veterans by Race

Washburn Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washburn Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.4%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Washburn Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washburn Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washburn 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

57.97%

Born in Washburn

97.77%

Native Born

2.23%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.77% of Washburn residents were born in the United States, with 57.97% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Washburn Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,969-8-0.4%
20281,977-8-0.4%
20271,985-8-0.4%
20261,993-8-0.4%
20252,001-8-0.4%
20242,009-8-0.4%
20232,017-8-0.4%
20222,025231.15%
20212,002-39-1.91%
20202,041-14-0.68%
20192,05570.34%
20182,04840.2%
20172,04420.1%
20162,042-7-0.34%
20152,049-13-0.63%
20142,062-20-0.96%
20132,082-9-0.43%
20122,091-15-0.71%
20112,106-3-0.14%
20102,10900%

Washburn Population by Year