Community Profiles

County Seat: Bayfield

We are located on the shores of Lake Superior in America’s heartland. This is the “Home of Wisconsin’s National Treasures” - including the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and the world-famous Ice Caves, in addition to the first ever Tribal National Park! With 800+ miles of paved roads and not one traffic light, you may be surprised by all the shops and galleries, great restaurants and lodging options. Amenities include 600 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 38 hiking trails, over a dozen orchards & fruit farms, and the Wisconsin Lake Superior Scenic Byway.

Year Population Households Average Household Size Average Household Income
2015 15,114 6,756 2.2 $57,005
2020 15,526 6,994 2.2 $65,569

Source: Northland Connection, ESRI

Bayfield County, WI

Population

Total Population

15,173

Population
Growth Rate

0.11%

Median Age

53

Diversity Index

29.200

Housing & Income

Households

6,759

Total Housing Units

13,415


Owner Occupied

5,736

Renter Occupied

1,023

Vacant

6,656

Median Home Value

$182,835


Average Home Value

$224,708

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.12%


Per Capita Income

2.68%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,943 $57,065


Average Household

$66,341 $75,777


Per Capita

$29,562 $33,749

Workforce

Total Businesses

932

Total Employed

6,050

Workers 16+

6,818

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

137

Employed

977

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

22

Employed

814

Public Administration

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Businesses

102

Employed

788

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

127

Employed

633

Arts/Entertainment/Rec

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Businesses

39

Employed

585

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

69

Employed

501

Some
High School

461

Graduated
High School

2,936

Associates
Degree

1,500

Bachelor's
Degree

2,447

Graduate
Degree

1,504

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

3,906

Non-Resident Commuters

2,536

Drive Alone

5,169

Carpooled

700

Public

153

Work At Home

446