Bayfield County WI Information


Bayfield County Subdivisions

Bayfield County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,123
Daytime Population: Workers 5,286
Daytime Population: Residents 7,617
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 15,022
Population in Familes 11,823
Population in Group Qrtrs 101
Population Density2 10
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $50,866
Average Household Income $64,291
Per Capita Income $28,770


Total Housing Units 13,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,375 (40.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,373 (10.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,621 (49.5%)
Median Home Value $176,898
Average Home Value $222,093


Total Households 6,748
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,372
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.1% 0.04%
Households 0.13% 0.04%
Families 0.01% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.69%


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, 2017 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 # 63 14th
Population Density # 69 6th
Diversity Index # 14 82nd
Median Household Income # 47 36th
Per Capita Income # 23 69th

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