Washburn County, Wisconsin Population 2024

17,213

Washburn County, Wisconsin's estimated 2024 population is 17,213 with a growth rate of 0.89% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Washburn County, Wisconsin is the 59th largest county in Wisconsin. The 2010 population was 15,927 and has seen a growth of 8.07% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202917,9681510.85%
202817,8171510.85%
202717,6661510.86%
202617,5151510.87%
202517,3641510.88%
202417,2131510.89%
202317,0621510.89%
202216,9111510.9%
202116,7601470.88%
202016,6138495.39%
201915,764-77-0.49%
201815,8411130.72%
201715,7281410.9%
201615,587720.46%
201515,515-139-0.89%
201415,654-1-0.01%
201315,655-189-1.19%
201215,84460.04%
201115,838-89-0.56%
201015,927
199013,7725984.54%
198013,1742,57324.27%
197010,6013002.91%
196010,301-1,364-11.69%
195011,665-831-6.65%
194012,4961,39312.55%
193011,103-274-2.41%
192011,3773,18138.81%
19108,1962,67548.45%
19005,5212,59588.69%
18902,926-15,042-83.72%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.89% (151)
County Website
Washburn County
County Seat
2020 Population
16,613
Area
797 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.61% (600)
Founded
1883

Washburn County, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,68894.02%
Two or more races5103.06%
Native American2041.22%
Asian1030.62%
Black or African American910.55%
Other race690.41%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander200.12%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Washburn County, Wisconsin Population by Race

Washburn County, Wisconsin Population Pyramid 2024

Washburn County, Wisconsin Median Age

52.2

Total

52.1

Male

52.2

Female

Washburn County, Wisconsin Adults

There are 13,620 adults, (4,553 of whom are seniors) in Washburn County, Wisconsin.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Washburn County, Wisconsin Sex Ratio

Female8,28549.66%
Male8,40050.34%

Washburn County, Wisconsin Population by Age

Washburn County, Wisconsin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2522.2781.318.7
Married3,9482.889.210.8
Non Family2,6381.1872.627.4
Female4073.3360.439.6
Male2593.538317
showing: 5 rows

2.82

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

81.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Washburn 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

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

Washburn 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.25%.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,097

Average Earnings

$47,854

Average Male

$31,227

Average Female

Washburn County, Wisconsin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Washburn County, Wisconsin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Washburn County, Wisconsin Language

97.58% of Washburn County, Wisconsin residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Language

Washburn County, Wisconsin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,3921,76511.47%
Multiple50611823.32%
Hispanic2999230.77%
Native1997035.18%
Black793746.84%
Other691014.49%
Asian10387.77%
showing: 7 rows

12.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.53%

Male Poverty Rate

12.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Washburn County, Wisconsin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Washburn County, Wisconsin is Black, with 46.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Washburn County, Wisconsin is Asian, with 7.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.47%.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.88%
High School16.22%
Some College7.52%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%
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Washburn County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Unemployed28.8%
Female Employed6.38%
Male Employed4.68%
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Washburn County, Wisconsin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Washburn County, Wisconsin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Washburn County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

57.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Washburn County, Wisconsin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Washburn 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 45-54.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Washburn County, Wisconsin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,449

Number of Veterans

1,312

Male Veterans

137

Female Veterans

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Washburn County, Wisconsin Veterans by War

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Washburn County, Wisconsin Veterans by Age

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Washburn County, Wisconsin Veterans by Race

Washburn County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Washburn County, Wisconsin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Washburn County, Wisconsin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Washburn County, Wisconsin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Washburn 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

60.14%

Born in Washburn County, Wisconsin

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.76%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.61% of Washburn County, Wisconsin residents were born in the United States, with 60.14% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Washburn County, Wisconsin Place of Birth

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