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County population in 2016: 16,506 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 16,196 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,915
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,429
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,108
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,694 (it was 1,532 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 1256 sq. mi.

Water area: 93.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sawyer County: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (17.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (15.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Sawyer County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (76.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (17.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  49.9 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 8,373  (50.7%)
Females: 8,133  (49.3%)
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Sawyer County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sawyer County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,556 ($32,287 in 1999)

This county:

$43,556
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $630)
This county:

$497
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $165,733 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$165,733
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $100,061 - $268,157

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $220,918
Here:

$220,918
State:

$219,030

Townhouses or other attached units: $211,617
Here:

$211,617
State:

$183,917

In 2-unit structures: $247,296
Here:

$247,296
State:

$162,149

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $233,292
Here:

$233,292
State:

$157,587

Mobile homes: $89,337
Here:

$89,337
State:

$50,465

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $14,568
Here:

$14,568
State:

$77,758
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,091
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $403

Institutionalized population: 301

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 107
  • Thefts: 206
  • Auto thefts: 48

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 194
  • Auto thefts: 42
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 251 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2006: 192 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2007: 173 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2008: 116 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2009: 101 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2010: 101 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2012: 82 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2013: 102 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2014: 82 buildings, average cost: $196,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,653 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,724 (1.1%)

Sawyer County household income distribution in 2009 Sawyer County home values distribution Sawyer County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.2%
Sawyer County:

15.2%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 57.1% for Black residents, 30.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 48.5% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.9 years old
(Males: 49.5 years old, Females: 50.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 54.2 years old, Black residents: 29.5 years old, American Indian residents: 28.1 years old, Asian residents: 28.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16.7 years old, Other race residents: 11.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sawyer County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bass Lake, Hayward, Lenroot, Round Lake, Little Round Lake, Sand Lake, Hunter, Chief Lake, Edgewater, Reserve.

Sawyer County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sawyer County: Kruger School (A), Burnett County Camp (B), Jackson School (C), Holmes Lake Orchard (D), Poquette Lake Orchard (E), Voyager Village Country Club (F), Soderbeck Landing (G), Smiths Stopping Place (H), Sioux Portage Campground (I), Sandrock Cliff Campground (J), Saint Johns Landing (K), Reed Corners (L), Raspberry Landing (M), Norway Point Landing (N), Nelson Landing (O), Luther Park Camp (P), Hildas Corner (Q), Fox Landing (R), West Marshland Townhall (S), Union Townhall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sawyer County include: Midway Tabernacle (A), Pleasant Prairie Church (B), Lakeview United Methodist Church (C), Woodland Church (D), Bethany Church (E), Wood River Church (F), Viola Lake Alliance Church (G), Church of God (H), Mission Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anscarius Cemetery (1), Danbury Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3), Big Sand Lake Cemetery (4), Forest Home Cemetery (5), Logging Creek Cemetery (6), Peet Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Myre Lake (B), Myrick Lake (C), Mystery Lake (D), Nicaboyne Lake (E), North Lang Lake (F), Oak Lake (G), Our Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Chases Brook (A), Bashaw Brook (B), Black Brook (C), Black Creek (D), Sand Creek (E), Indian Creek (F), Spring Brook (G), Kettle Brook (H), Ekdall Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sawyer County include: Big Island State Natural Area (1), Blomberg Lake State Natural Area (2), Brant Brook Pines State Natural Area (3), Crex Sand Prairie State Natural Area (4), Ekdall Wetlands State Natural Area (5), Fish Lake Meadow State Natural Area (6), Fish Lake Pines State Natural Area (7), Kohler-Peet Barrens and Cedar Swamp State Natural Area (8), Norway Point Bottomlands State Natural Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County, Maine , Chisago County, Minnesota , Delta County, Michigan , Gogebic County, Michigan , Isanti County, Minnesota , Iron County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 465
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 257 (57.9% naturalized citizens)

Sawyer County:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 25
  • 2000 to 2009: 52
  • 1990 to 1999: 69
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 20
  • Before 1970: 180
Note: State values scaled to Sawyer County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.8%

Sawyer County marital status for males Sawyer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,971
  • One, attached: 248
  • Two: 491
  • 3 or 4: 272
  • 5 to 9: 123
  • 10 to 19: 161
  • 20 or more: 51
  • Mobile homes: 877
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 52

Housing units in Sawyer County with a mortgage: 2,888 (100 second mortgage, 235 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,680

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sawyer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,7476
Evangelical Protestant2,16218
Mainline Protestant1,56811
Other1362
None8,944-
Sawyer County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Sawyer County:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Sawyer County:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 47
This county:

27.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sawyer County:

9.2%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Sawyer County:

28.1%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Sawyer County:

Average size of farms: 235 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $54,368
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $272.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 29.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 52.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $36,422
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,303
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.69%
Corn for grain: 3787 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 378 harvested acres
Vegetables: 18 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Sawyer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 16716464.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/18/2001, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sawyer County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 231.6 miles away from Sawyer County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 329.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 270.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 415.2 miles away from Sawyer County center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 192.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 11, 2016 to July 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4276: August 09, 2016, FEMA Id: 4276, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2002 to September 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1432: September 10, 2002, FEMA Id: 1432, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 1999 to July 31, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1284: August 16, 1999, FEMA Id: 1284, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin Winds, Hail & Rain, Incident Period: August 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3048: October 03, 1977, FEMA Id: 3048, Natural disaster type: Wind
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Sawyer County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (20%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Sweden (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sawyer County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • English (2%)

Sawyer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,574 (74.8%)
  • Carpooled: 1,021 (13.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 93 (1.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 39 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 280 (3.8%)
  • Worked at home: 426 (5.7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 75 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 72 people in state prisons
  • 60 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 120 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 98 people in state prisons
  • 64 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,894.

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.81% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($19,017 average AGI)
2.45% relocated from other states ($22,645 average AGI)
Sawyer County:

2.45%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washburn County, WI  0.29% ($28,150 average AGI)
from St. Croix County, WI  0.23% ($37,063)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.22% ($27,400)
from Barron County, WI  0.20% ($23,929)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.17% ($45,750)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.16% ($66,727)
from Dane County, WI  0.16% ($19,909)


4.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.80%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.63% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($15,845 average AGI)
2.17% relocated to other states ($13,588 average AGI)
Sawyer County:

2.17%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barron County, WI  0.33% ($34,391 average AGI)
to Washburn County, WI  0.32% ($27,591)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.28% ($19,316)
to Bayfield County, WI  0.15% ($46,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Sawyer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Sawyer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sawyer County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,933 (3,398 aged, 535 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 607 (16%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (415)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (214)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (139)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (127)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (98)
  • Unspecified dementia (90)
  • Congestive heart failure (89)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (74)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (72)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,734
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 692
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,086

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 978
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 53

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,506
  • In family households: 12,941 (2,548 male householders, 2,327 female householders)
    3,734 spouses, 3,312 children (3,028 natural, 208 adopted, 76 stepchildren), 347 grandchildren, 61 brothers or sisters, 48 parents, 145 other relatives, 410 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,222 (1,482 male householders (1,176 living alone)), 1,187 female householders (961 living alone)), 555 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 344

Size of family households: 3,023 2-persons, 759 3-persons, 725 4-persons, 183 5-persons, 102 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,131 1-person, 467 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

1,555 married couples with children.
1,123 single-parent households (285 men, 838 women).

96.6% of residents of Sawyer speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.0% of residents speak other language at home (86% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $178,660,000 ($10,565 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $64,579,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $49,972,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,621,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,364,000
Federal grants: $38,000,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,477,000 ($57,712,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,225,000 ($4,403,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $456,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,914,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,083,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 882
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,037
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +936
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sawyer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.87 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 128
  • 2010 to 2013: 306
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,614
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,332
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,372
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,546
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,338
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,408
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,017
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,273
Note: State values scaled to Sawyer population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sawyer County population
  • 1 room: 40
  • 2 rooms: 43
  • 3 rooms: 387
  • 4 rooms: 877
  • 5 rooms: 1,271
  • 6 rooms: 1,112
  • 7 rooms: 693
  • 8 rooms: 461
  • 9+ rooms: 640
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 153
  • 3 rooms: 367
  • 4 rooms: 509
  • 5 rooms: 448
  • 6 rooms: 290
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 53
  • 9+ rooms: 87
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sawyer County population
  • no bedroom: 42
  • 1 bedroom: 275
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,571
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,504
  • 4 bedrooms: 909
  • 5+ bedrooms: 207
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 393
  • 2 bedrooms: 735
  • 3 bedrooms: 551
  • 4 bedrooms: 269
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Sawyer County population
  • no vehicle: 100
  • 1 vehicle: 1,471
  • 2 vehicles: 2,652
  • 3 vehicles: 909
  • 4 vehicles: 254
  • 5+ vehicles: 142
  • no vehicle: 305
  • 1 vehicle: 1,017
  • 2 vehicles: 536
  • 3 vehicles: 115
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

87% of Sawyer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Wisconsin.

Sawyer County:

87.0%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,884
  • Other state: 6,187
  • Northeast: 185
  • Midwest: 5,061
  • South: 391
  • West: 541

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sawyer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53.4%)
  • Utility gas (19.2%)
  • Wood (17.0%)
  • Electricity (7.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36.8%)
  • Utility gas (29.0%)
  • Electricity (20.6%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 90
Here:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

4.9%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

15.7%
Wisconsin:

19.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sawyer County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,813,000
    Air Transportation: $165,000
    Parks & Recreation: $100,000
    Health - Other: $46,000
    General: $30,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Welfare - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $3,702,000
    Regular Highways: $3,533,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,286,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,911,000
    Police Protection: $1,467,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $973,000
    Financial Administration: $630,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $456,000
    Central Staff Services: $411,000
    General - Other: $407,000
    General Public Buildings: $331,000
    Parks & Recreation: $254,000
    Libraries: $194,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $138,000
    Air Transportation: $95,000
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000
    Housing & Community Development: $51,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $194,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $504,000
    Police Protection: $178,000
    Central Staff: $76,000
    General - Other: $28,000
    Air Transportation: $18,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $15,000
    General Public Building: $13,000
    Welfare - Other: $13,000
    Judicial: $10,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,400,000

Sawyer County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $14,000
  • Charges - All Other: $2,494,000
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $51,000
    All Other: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $926,000
    All Other: $109,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $603,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $112,000
    Rents: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,300,000
    Health & Hospitals: $2,100,000
    Highways: $1,339,000
    All Other: $882,000
    General Support: $729,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,622,000
    Total General Sales: $1,210,000
    NEC: $259,000

Sawyer County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000

Sawyer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,188,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 374
  • Number of aged recipients: 47
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 327
  • Number of recipients under 18: 54
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 240
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 80
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 169
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 153
Sawyer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sawyer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sawyer County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14974.6 years
William12075.2 years
Robert11171.1 years
George8774.3 years
Mary8580.1 years
Joseph8174.4 years
Edward6876.9 years
Frank6575.1 years
James6571.7 years
Helen6179.8 years
Most common last names in Sawyer County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6278.8 years
Anderson4478.9 years
Olson3777.1 years
Smith3679.4 years
Nelson3479.6 years
Miller3373.5 years
Peterson3080.2 years
Larson3074.6 years
Hanson2980.1 years
Carlson2382.3 years
Businesses in Sawyer County, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AmericInn1Nike1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Comfort Suites1Slumberland1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx3True Value1
Ford1U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets4