Bayfield County WI Information


Bayfield County Subdivisions

Bayfield County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,985
Population in Households 14,884
Population in Familes 11,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $50,542
Average Household Income $64,102
Per Capita Income $28,690


Total Housing Units 13,361 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,540 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,147 ( 8.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,674 (50.0%)
Median Home Value $178,830
Average Home Value $220,239


Total Households 6,687
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,314
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% -0.18%
Households 0.0% -0.17%
Families -0.15% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.54%


Bayfield County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayfield County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 64 13th
Population Density # 69 6th
Diversity Index # 14 82nd
Median Household Income # 50 32nd
Per Capita Income # 26 65th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.