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Sawyer County, Wisconsin

Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sawyer County
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1885
Named for Philetus Sawyer
Seat Hayward
Largest city Hayward
 • Total 1,350 sq mi (3,496 km2)
 • Land 1,257 sq mi (3,256 km2)
 • Water 93 sq mi (241 km2), 6.9%
 • (2010) 16,557
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .org.sawyercountygovwww

Sawyer County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,557.[1] Its county seat is Hayward.[2]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Major highways 2.1
    • Adjacent counties 2.2
    • National protected areas 2.3
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • Cities 4.1
    • Villages 4.2
    • Towns 4.3
    • Census-designated places 4.4
    • Unincorporated communities 4.5
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


The county is named for

  • Sawyer County
  • Chippewa Flowage Fishing Report

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Winnebago Took Its Name from an Indian Tribe". The Post-Crescent. December 28, 1963. p. 14. Retrieved August 25, 2014 – via  
  4. ^ History of Education in Sawyer County, Wisconsin by J. G. Adams (M.E. Granger, 1902)
  5. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.  
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places





In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 27.40% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.00 males.

There were 6,640 households out of which 27.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 16,196 people, 6,640 households, and 4,581 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 13,722 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.72% White, 0.31% Black or African American, 16.07% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.6% were of German, 7.8% Irish, 6.7% Norwegian, 5.9% Polish, 5.2% Swedish and 5.2% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.4% spoke English, 2.0% Ojibwa and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Sawyer County


National protected areas

Adjacent counties

Major highways

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,350 square miles (3,500 km2), of which 1,257 square miles (3,260 km2) is land and 93 square miles (240 km2) (6.9%) is water.[6] It is the fifth-largest county in Wisconsin by land area.


In the 1890s immigrants came from a variety of countries such as Germany, Norway, Poland, Ireland and Sweden. [5]

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