Bayfield County, Wisconsin

Bayfield County: County in Wisconsin, United States

About

Bayfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,014 and a population density of 3 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 15,242 inhabitants. Its county seat is Washburn. The county was created 188 years ago in 1834.

Quick Facts about Bayfield County

Population : 15,242 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
Twitter username : bayfieldcogov
Area : 5288 km2
Water as percent of area : 28%
Land as percent of area : 72%
Named for : Henry Wolsey Bayfield
Altitude : 1,237 feet / 377 meters
Capital : Washburn
Establishment : January 01, 1835
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:32:21 (27th January 2023)
Density : 3 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.5% (2010-2020)
Bayfield County locator map
Location of Bayfield County on Wisconsin map.
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Map of Wisconsin highlighting Bayfield County
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Geography

Bayfield County is located at 46°38'8"N 91°10'50"W (46.6354400, -91.1806800). It has 5 neighbors: Douglas County, Lake County, Ashland County, Sawyer County and Washburn County.

Bayfield County map

The largest city of Bayfield County is Iron River with a population of 1,157. Other cities include and Washburn population 290. See all Bayfield County cities & populated places.

Bayfield County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bayfield County.

City Name Population Title
Iron River 1,157 City in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Cable 839 Civil town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, USA
Barksdale 741 Civil town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Bayfield 703 Civil town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Oulu 539 Town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin, United States
Drummond 465 Town in Wisconsin, United States
Port Wing 376 Civil town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Mason 324 Civil town in Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Washburn 290 Fourth-class city in and county seat of Bayfield County, Wisconsin
Delta 275 Town in Wisconsin, United States

Bayfield County has 5 neighbours.

  • Washburn

Demographics

The population of Bayfield County increased by 1.5% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,014 - census
2011 15,059 0.3% estimation process
2012 15,057 -0.01% estimation process
2013 15,113 0.37% estimation process
2014 14,973 -0.94% estimation process
2015 14,976 0.02% estimation process
2016 14,923 -0.36% estimation process
2017 15,006 0.55% estimation process
2018 15,026 0.13% estimation process
2019 15,036 0.07% estimation process
2020 15,242 1.35% estimation process

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