Bayfield County, Wisconsin Population 2024

17,216

Bayfield County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 17,216 with a growth rate of 1.8% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bayfield County, Wisconsin is the 58th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 15,001 and has seen a growth of 14.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,7363041.65%
202818,4323041.68%
202718,1283041.71%
202617,8243041.74%
202517,5203041.77%
202417,2163041.8%
202316,9123041.83%
202216,6083041.86%
202116,304710.44%
202016,2331,0616.99%
201915,172860.57%
201815,086730.49%
201715,013870.58%
201614,926-54-0.36%
201514,98050.03%
201414,975-140-0.93%
201315,115550.37%
201215,060-1-0.01%
201115,061600.4%
201015,001
199014,0081861.35%
198013,8222,13918.31%
197011,683-227-1.91%
196011,910-1,850-13.44%
195013,760-2,067-13.06%
194015,8278215.47%
193015,006-2,195-12.76%
192017,2011,2147.59%
191015,9871,59511.08%
190014,3927,00294.75%
18907,3906,8261210.28%
188056422063.95%
1870344-9-2.55%
1860353-136-27.81%
1850489-18,247-97.39%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.8% (304)
County Website
Bayfield County
County Seat
2010 Population
15,001
Area
1478 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
14.77% (2,215)
Founded
April 12, 1850

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,71384.58%
Native American1,3068.05%
Two or more races8705.37%
Black or African American1651.02%
Asian980.6%
Other race620.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Median Age

53.6

Total

53.1

Male

54.2

Female

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 13,496 adults, (4,740 of whom are seniors) in Bayfield County, Wisconsin.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female7,91548.82%
Male8,29951.18%

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,5572.1382.817.2
Married4,0862.6291.98.1
Non Family2,6231.1975.124.9
Female4982.7362.737.3
Male3502.5662.937.1
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2.56

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

82.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 37.5%.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,333

Average Earnings

$46,530

Average Male

$32,397

Average Female

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Language

96.92% of Bayfield County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.12% of the population.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Language

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,4611,1538.57%
Native1,28027421.41%
Multiple86714917.19%
Hispanic37912733.51%
Black141128.51%
Other611016.39%
Asian9111.1%
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10.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.51%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bayfield County, Wisconsin is Hispanic, with 33.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bayfield County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 1.1% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.18%.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.97%
High School12.83%
Some College8.26%
Bachelors or Greater4.42%
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Bayfield County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.74%
Male Unemployed18.18%
Female Employed6.87%
Male Employed5.89%
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Bayfield County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

60.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.2%

Male Marriage Rate

59.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,505

Number of Veterans

1,427

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

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Bayfield County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Bayfield County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Bayfield County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bayfield County, Wisconsin 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

58.39%

Born in Bayfield County, Wisconsin

98.72%

Native Born

1.28%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.72% of Bayfield County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 58.39% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Bayfield County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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