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Sawyer County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2019: 16,488 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sawyer County: 87.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (16.1%), Manufacturing (14.0%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sawyer County, WI (2019)
    • 12,57375.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,96117.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4692.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4032.4%Two or more races
    • 950.6%Asian alone
    • 420.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 120.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years
Males: 8,393  (50.9%)
Females: 8,095  (49.1%)
Average household size:
Sawyer County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,584 ($32,287 in 1999)
This county:

$49,584
Wisconsin:

$64,168

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $272, upper quartile is $649)
This county:

$512
State:

$746


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,879 (it was $93,100 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$183,879
Wisconsin:

$197,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $113,006 - $288,300

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $222,755
Here:

$222,755
State:

$243,674

Townhouses or other attached units: $207,206
Here:

$207,206
State:

$212,164

In 2-unit structures: $226,472
Here:

$226,472
State:

$191,549

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $236,451
Here:

$236,451
State:

$185,896

Mobile homes: $79,816
Here:

$79,816
State:

$56,469

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,064
Here:

$17,064
State:

$69,466

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,167
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

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
Sawyer County, WI map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 257 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 1998: 245 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 1999: 249 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2000: 264 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 2001: 254 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2002: 311 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2003: 293 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2004: 303 buildings, average cost: $103,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 85 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2016: 105 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2017: 125 buildings, average cost: $237,000
  • 2018: 95 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2019: 138 buildings, average cost: $169,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Sawyer, WI residents
Average permit cost in Sawyer, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,691 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,771 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Sawyer, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sawyer, WI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sawyer, WI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.9%
Sawyer County:

14.9%
Wisconsin:

10.4%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.8% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.8% for American Indian residents, 85.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.1% for other race residents, 35.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.8 years old
(Males: 50.1 years old, Females: 51.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 55.8 years old, Black residents: 40.7 years old, American Indian residents: 28.8 years old, Asian residents: 41.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.1 years old, Other race residents: 18.2 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%

Unemployment by year in Sawyer, WI
County total employment by year in Sawyer, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Sawyer, WI

Current college students: 465
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 281 (65.9% naturalized citizens)

Sawyer County:

1.7%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 152010 or later
  • 902000 to 2009
  • 801990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 180Before 1970

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: 14,280
  • One, attached: 250
  • Two: 474
  • 3 or 4: 274
  • 5 to 9: 175
  • 10 to 19: 149
  • 20 to 49: 76
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 740
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 38

Housing units in Sawyer County with a mortgage: 2,958 (55 second mortgage, 258 home equity loan, 28 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,932

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

62.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sawyer County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 above Wisconsin state average. It is 70% 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 2/7/2020 at 18:30:28, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 129.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/9/2020 at 18:16:48, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MB) earthquake occurred 132.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/8/2020 at 17:14:33, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 ML) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from Sawyer County center
On 3/2/2017 at 16:53:31, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 ML) earthquake occurred 123.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4520-WI: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4520, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sawyer

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,550 (75.7%)
  • Carpooled: 896 (12.2%)
  • Bus: 149 (2.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 76 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 243 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 391 (5.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (15%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Bangladesh (6%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Honduras (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sawyer County


  • German (19%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • American (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)

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 $53,561.

6.31% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($72,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.65% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($29,091 average AGI)
2.66% relocated from other states ($43,392 average AGI)
Sawyer County:

2.66%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washburn County, WI  0.70% ($44,531 average AGI)
from Barron County, WI  0.47% ($44,424)


5.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,703 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.14% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($19,401 average AGI)
2.44% relocated to other states ($19,302 average AGI)
Sawyer County:

2.44%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washburn County, WI  0.65% ($29,978 average AGI)

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 2019: 12.3

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 population in Sawyer County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sawyer County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (503)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (273)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (112)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (80)
  • Unspecified dementia (67)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (34)
  • Congestive heart failure (33)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (11)

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: 16,488
  • Male householders: 4,006 (1,201 living alone), Female householders: 3,884 (1,081 living alone)
  • 3,781 spouses (3,755 opposite-sex spouses), 764 unmarried partners, (732 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,108 children (2,874 natural, 119 adopted, 114 stepchildren), 313 grandchildren, 49 brothers or sisters, 35 parents, 22 foster children, 136 other relatives, 92 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 324

Size of family households: 3,070 2-persons, 725 3-persons, 845 4-persons, 293 5-persons, 123 6-persons, 54 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,280 1-person, 488 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 2 5-persons.

1,581 married couples with children.
1,120 single-parent households (327 men, 793 women).

95.6% of residents of Sawyer speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 14% 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:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • 6562014 or later
  • 3192010 to 2013
  • 2,4582000 to 2009
  • 3,1321990 to 1999
  • 2,3711980 to 1989
  • 2,6941970 to 1979
  • 1,4771960 to 1969
  • 1,3411950 to 1959
  • 1,0271940 to 1949
  • 1,1581939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • 431 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 3043 rooms
  • 8744 rooms
  • 1,3135 rooms
  • 1,2026 rooms
  • 8247 rooms
  • 5978 rooms
  • 6479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • 241 room
  • 1632 rooms
  • 4463 rooms
  • 5914 rooms
  • 3795 rooms
  • 2666 rooms
  • 677 rooms
  • 448 rooms
  • 639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • 45no bedroom
  • 2801 bedroom
  • 1,5122 bedrooms
  • 2,7593 bedrooms
  • 1,0084 bedrooms
  • 2445+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sawyer County, Wisconsin
  • 24no bedroom
  • 4091 bedroom
  • 8712 bedrooms
  • 5193 bedrooms
  • 1974 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 125no vehicle
  • 1,6151 vehicle
  • 2,7022 vehicles
  • 9773 vehicles
  • 3144 vehicles
  • 1195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sawyer County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 289no vehicle
  • 1,0161 vehicle
  • 5862 vehicles
  • 863 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles

86.0% of Sawyer County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Wisconsin.

Sawyer County:

86.0%
State average:

86.0%

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

  • This state: 10,225
  • Other state: 5,885
  • Northeast: 213
  • Midwest: 4,993
  • South: 348
  • West: 362
Year householders moved into unit in Sawyer County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sawyer County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 19.5%Utility gas
  • 15.2%Wood
  • 6.4%Electricity
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.2%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 5.9%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 1.0%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 145
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

6.4%
Wisconsin:

9.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 53
Here:

14.6%
Wisconsin:

17.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sawyer County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,293,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,803,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Air Transportation: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,942,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,275,000
    Police Protection: $3,241,000
    Regular Highways: $2,389,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,172,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,054,000
    General - Other: $889,000
    General Public Buildings: $851,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $794,000
    Central Staff Services: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $469,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Libraries: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $155,000
    Air Transportation: $95,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $595,000
    Other: $210,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $530,000
    Sale of Property: $163,000
    Interest Earnings: $121,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000
    Rents: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,697,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,208,000
    Highways: $2,286,000
    Other: $1,081,000
    Transit Utilities: $323,000
    Education: $289,000
    General Local Government Support: $281,000
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,331,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,773,000
    Other License: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,042,000

Sawyer County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,293,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,803,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Air Transportation: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,942,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,275,000
    Police Protection: $3,241,000
    Regular Highways: $2,389,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,172,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,054,000
    General - Other: $889,000
    General Public Buildings: $851,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $794,000
    Central Staff Services: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $469,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Libraries: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $155,000
    Air Transportation: $95,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $595,000
    Other: $210,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $530,000
    Sale of Property: $163,000
    Interest Earnings: $121,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000
    Rents: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,697,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,208,000
    Highways: $2,286,000
    Other: $1,081,000
    Transit Utilities: $323,000
    Education: $289,000
    General Local Government Support: $281,000
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,331,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,773,000
    Other License: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,042,000

Sawyer County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,293,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,803,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Air Transportation: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,942,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,275,000
    Police Protection: $3,241,000
    Regular Highways: $2,389,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,172,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,054,000
    General - Other: $889,000
    General Public Buildings: $851,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $794,000
    Central Staff Services: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $469,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Libraries: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $155,000
    Air Transportation: $95,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $595,000
    Other: $210,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $530,000
    Sale of Property: $163,000
    Interest Earnings: $121,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000
    Rents: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,697,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,208,000
    Highways: $2,286,000
    Other: $1,081,000
    Transit Utilities: $323,000
    Education: $289,000
    General Local Government Support: $281,000
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,331,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,773,000
    Other License: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,042,000

Sawyer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $3,293,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,803,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
    Air Transportation: $28,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,356,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $64,000
    Air Transportation: $57,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $4,942,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $3,275,000
    Police Protection: $3,241,000
    Regular Highways: $2,389,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000,000
    Financial Administration: $1,172,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,054,000
    General - Other: $889,000
    General Public Buildings: $851,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $794,000
    Central Staff Services: $766,000
    Parks and Recreation: $469,000
    Transit Utilities: $416,000
    Libraries: $277,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $155,000
    Air Transportation: $95,000
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $14,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $595,000
    Other: $210,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,665,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,505,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $160,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $530,000
    Sale of Property: $163,000
    Interest Earnings: $121,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $30,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $20,000
    Rents: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $165,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,697,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,208,000
    Highways: $2,286,000
    Other: $1,081,000
    Transit Utilities: $323,000
    Education: $289,000
    General Local Government Support: $281,000
    Health and Hospitals: $276,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,331,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,773,000
    Other License: $250,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $84,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,042,000

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
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