Hayward, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Hayward, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Hayward had a population of 2,366 as of July 1, 2018. Hayward 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 Hayward is located at latitude 46.0089 and longitude -91.4834 in Sawyer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hayward (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Sawyer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,191 feet.

The City of Hayward (GNIS ID: 1583370) 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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Hayward, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,366
Population in Households 2,281
Population in Familes 1,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 750
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $38,831
Average Household Income $50,515
Per Capita Income $22,595


Total Housing Units 1,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 673 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 407 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 268 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $165,226
Average Home Value $168,378


Total Households 1,080
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 628
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 0.35% 0.08%
Households 0.46% 0.11%
Families 1.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Hayward, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hayward 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 # 242 69th
Population Density # 346 55th
Diversity Index # 96 88th
Median Household Income # 725 6th
Per Capita Income # 675 13th

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