Washburn, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Washburn, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Washburn had a population of 2,089 as of July 1, 2018. Washburn 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 Washburn is located at latitude 46.6738 and longitude -90.8934 in Bayfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Washburn (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.9 sq. miles and a water area of 2.27 sq. miles. Bayfield County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Washburn (GNIS ID: 1584349) 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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Washburn, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,089
Population in Households 2,038
Population in Familes 1,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 536
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $54,144
Average Household Income $70,838
Per Capita Income $31,580


Total Housing Units 1,121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 680 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $159,404
Average Home Value $197,137


Total Households 932
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 554
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.16% -0.16%
Households -0.03% -0.19%
Families 0.52% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Washburn, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Washburn to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 263 66th
Population Density # 449 42nd
Diversity Index # 133 83rd
Median Household Income # 406 48th
Per Capita Income # 213 73rd

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