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The City of Bayfield had a population of 457 as of July 1, 2021. Bayfield ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bayfield is located at latitude 46.8108 and longitude -90.8182 in Bayfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bayfield encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bayfield County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Bayfield has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Bayfield, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 457 (100%)
Population in Households 457 (100.0%)
Population in Families 324 (70.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 531
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $59,394
Average Household Income $68,841
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $36,302
Wealth Index5 65


Total HU (Housing Units) 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 185 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 63 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 (49.1%)
Median Home Value $230,556
Average Home Value $261,757
Housing Affordability Index3 134


Total Households 248
Average Household Size 1.84
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 2
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.56% -0.53%
Households -0.45% -0.41%
Families 0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
Owner Occupied HU   0.43%

Bayfield, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bayfield to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 557 29th
Population Density # 445 43rd
Median Household Income # 400 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 88 11th
Per Capita Income # 172 78th
Diversity Index # 73 91st

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