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Hayward, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Hayward had a population of 2,375 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hayward population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,375
Daytime Population: Workers 3,571
Daytime Population: Residents 1,134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.98
Population in Households 2,290
Population in Familes 1,710
Population in Group Qrtrs 85
Population Density2 753
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $38,623
Average Household Income $51,763
Per Capita Income $22,930


Total Housing Units 1,444 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 474 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 372 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $159,036
Average Home Value $166,681


Total Households 1,072
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 626
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 0.45% 0.01%
Households 0.42% -0.04%
Families 1.9% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

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, 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 # 243 69th
Population Density # 342 56th
Diversity Index # 100 87th
Median Household Income # 724 7th
Per Capita Income # 647 17th

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