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Washburn County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 15,725 (17% urban, 83% rural); it was 16,036 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,131
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,340
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,345
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,445 (it was 1,259 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 810 sq. mi.

Water area: 43.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Washburn County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.4%), Construction (13.7%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Washburn County, WI (2017)
    • 14,76092.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2791.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2551.6%Two or more races
    • 1851.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 760.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 740.5%Asian alone
    • 140.09%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

50.8 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 7,759  (49.3%)
Females: 7,966  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Washburn County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,681 ($33,716 in 1999)
This county:

$48,681
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $545 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $661)
This county:

$545
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $155,335 (it was $84,600 in 2000)
Washburn:

$155,335
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,943 - $248,125

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $199,039
Here:

$199,039
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $203,241
Here:

$203,241
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $89,285
Here:

$89,285
State:

$145,793

Mobile homes: $61,464
Here:

$61,464
State:

$52,168

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $44,585
Here:

$44,585
State:

$118,776

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,092
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $443

Institutionalized population: 162

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 93
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 5

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 12
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 84
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 208 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1998: 276 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 1999: 237 buildings, average cost: $76,800
  • 2000: 235 buildings, average cost: $78,200
  • 2001: 227 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2002: 222 buildings, average cost: $98,700
  • 2003: 261 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2004: 362 buildings, average cost: $94,300
  • 2005: 267 buildings, average cost: $107,400
  • 2006: 165 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2007: 146 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 2008: 84 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2009: 54 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2010: 51 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2012: 48 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2014: 71 buildings, average cost: $159,100
  • 2015: 71 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $163,200
  • 2017: 87 buildings, average cost: $160,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Washburn, WI residents
Average permit cost in Washburn, WI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,973 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,150 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Washburn, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Washburn, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Washburn, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.9%
Washburn County:

11.9%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.7% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.8% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 50.8 years old
(Males: 50.8 years old, Females: 50.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.4 years old, Black residents: 34.9 years old, American Indian residents: 55.1 years old, Asian residents: 40.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.9 years old, Other race residents: 41.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washburn County is $401 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: Spooner, Shell Lake, Bashaw, Trego, Long Lake, Beaver Brook, Stone Lake, Springbrook, Minong, Birchwood.

Washburn 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 Washburn County: Camp Flambeau (A), Lenroot Landing (B), We Ha Kee Church Camp (C), Lost Land Lake Club (D), Old Weilep Camp (E), Hermans Landing (F), Glenwood Camp (G), Deer Haven Camp (H), Blueberry Campground (I), Moose Lake Campground (J), Chippewa River Campground (K), Black Lake Campground (L), Spider Lake Townhall (M), Meteor Townhall (N), Meadowbrook Townhall (O), Hunter Townhall (P), Spider Lake Fire Department Station 1 (Q), Round Lake Township Fire Department Station 1 (R), Draper Volunteer Fire Department (S), Hayward Township Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washburn County include: Northwoods Church (A), Exeland Church (B), Church of Saint George (C), Wayside Chapel (D), Victory Heights Chapel (E), Spider Lake Church (F), Brunet Methodist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Loretta Cemetery (1), Radisson Cemetery (2), Winter Cemetery (3), Riverside Cemetery (4), Bellile Cemetery (5), Evergreen Cemetery (6), Exeland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Ole Lake (B), One Shoe Lake (C), Murphy Lake (D), Murry Lake (E), Pacwawong Lake (F), Partridge Crop Lake (G), Perch Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Badger Creek (A), Barber Creek (B), South Fork Flambeau River (C), Bear Creek (D), Benson Creek (E), Boss Creek (F), Sand Creek (G), Wilson Creek (H), Venison Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washburn County include: Benson Creek State Wildlife Management Area (1), Beverly Lake State Wildlife Management Area (2), Flambeau River Hardwood Forest State Natural Area (3), Kissick Alkaline Bog Lake State Natural Area (4), Lake of the Pines Conifer-Hardwoods State Natural Area (5), Chief River State Wildlife Management Area (6), Callahan-Mud Lake State Wildlife Management Area (7), Eddy Creek State Wildlife Management Area (8), Eytcheson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Barron County , Franklin County, Maine , Baraga County, Michigan , Garfield County, Washington , Delta County, Michigan , Gogebic County, Michigan , Menominee County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 355
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 175 (66.5% naturalized citizens)

Washburn County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 462010 or later
  • 442000 to 2009
  • 201990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 81970 to 1979
  • 91Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.3%

Washburn County marital status for males Washburn County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,589
  • One, attached: 151
  • Two: 236
  • 3 or 4: 192
  • 5 to 9: 119
  • 10 to 19: 95
  • 20 or more: 107
  • Mobile homes: 767
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Washburn County with a mortgage: 3,090 (120 second mortgage, 297 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,548

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washburn County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,09820
Mainline Protestant2,70612
Catholic2,3175
Other21
None7,788-
Washburn 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: 9
Washburn County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Washburn County:

7.80 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 29
This county:

17.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washburn County:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Washburn County:

27.1%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Washburn County:

Average size of farms: 224 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,363
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $157.88
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.22%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,675
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.66%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,740
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.78
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.84%
Corn for grain: 8668 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 342 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1735 harvested acres
Vegetables: 800 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Tornado activity:

Washburn County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 14080687.9 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Washburn County-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% 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 204.5 miles away from Washburn County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.6 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 388.5 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 243.5 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 338.5 miles away from Washburn County center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.2 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 Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: 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 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
  • Wisconsin TORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 21, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-192: April 21, 1965, FEMA Id: 192, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Washburn County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Washburn

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,452 (78.4%)
  • Carpooled: 634 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 137 (2.0%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 197 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 528 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (26%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • England (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • France (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Washburn County


  • German (32%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • European (7%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other group homes

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

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,750.

6.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,152 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.45% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($31,674 average AGI)
2.43% relocated from other states ($23,478 average AGI)
Washburn County:

2.43%
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 Barron County, WI  1.20% ($36,470 average AGI)
from Sawyer County, WI  0.65% ($29,978)
from Douglas County, WI  0.38% ($34,308)
from Burnett County, WI  0.35% ($40,083)


5.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,844 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.22% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($25,745 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($16,099 average AGI)
Washburn County:

1.70%
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 Barron County, WI  1.04% ($34,563 average AGI)
to Sawyer County, WI  0.72% ($44,531)
to Burnett County, WI  0.45% ($35,194)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.32% ($22,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Washburn County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Washburn County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Washburn County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washburn County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Washburn County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washburn County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washburn County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Washburn County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Washburn County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,913 (3,353 aged, 560 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 240 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (412)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (214)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (130)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (119)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (114)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (87)
  • Unspecified dementia (69)
  • Congestive heart failure (67)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (63)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (61)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,785
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 986
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40,094

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,012
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,725
  • In family households: 12,420 (2,507 male householders, 2,087 female householders)
    3,825 spouses, 3,336 children (3,149 natural, 34 adopted, 149 stepchildren), 238 grandchildren, 46 brothers or sisters, 56 parents, 76 other relatives, 235 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,074 (1,381 male householders (1,111 living alone)), 1,228 female householders (1,065 living alone)), 455 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 232

Size of family households: 2,849 2-persons, 702 3-persons, 631 4-persons, 276 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,174 1-person, 380 2-persons, 34 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

1,978 married couples with children.
697 single-parent households (220 men, 477 women).

98.7% of residents of Washburn speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $130,101,000 ($7,823 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,533,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $63,917,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $22,037,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,316,000
Federal grants: $26,415,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,458,000 ($4,381,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,957,000 ($3,057,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,570,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,336,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,791,000

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

Births: 883
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 939
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +648
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Washburn County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • 1892014 or later
  • 1922010 to 2013
  • 2,5172000 to 2009
  • 2,4141990 to 1999
  • 1,6121980 to 1989
  • 2,1621970 to 1979
  • 1,0291960 to 1969
  • 7761950 to 1959
  • 8431940 to 1949
  • 1,5191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • 211 room
  • 382 rooms
  • 2123 rooms
  • 7674 rooms
  • 1,0905 rooms
  • 1,2486 rooms
  • 7927 rooms
  • 5658 rooms
  • 8699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • 641 room
  • 892 rooms
  • 2543 rooms
  • 3974 rooms
  • 3645 rooms
  • 2136 rooms
  • 627 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • 27no bedroom
  • 2221 bedroom
  • 1,6642 bedrooms
  • 2,4783 bedrooms
  • 9594 bedrooms
  • 2605+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
  • 66no bedroom
  • 3841 bedroom
  • 6392 bedrooms
  • 3673 bedrooms
  • 874 bedrooms
  • 255+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 125no vehicle
  • 1,2961 vehicle
  • 2,5452 vehicles
  • 1,1813 vehicles
  • 3124 vehicles
  • 1655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 192no vehicle
  • 7761 vehicle
  • 4022 vehicles
  • 1503 vehicles
  • 464 vehicles
  • 85+ vehicles

89.0% of Washburn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Wisconsin.

Washburn County:

89.0%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 9,982
  • Other state: 5,474
  • Northeast: 235
  • Midwest: 4,298
  • South: 433
  • West: 472
Year householders moved into unit in Washburn County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washburn County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.1%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Wood
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 38.6%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.4%Electricity
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 119
Here:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

8.6%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

13.7%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

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

Washburn County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,203,000
  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,781,000
    Other: $1,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,449,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,326,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,972,000
    Police Protection: $1,752,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,740,000
    Financial Administration: $1,314,000
    General - Other: $1,294,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,039,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    General Public Buildings: $657,000
    Parks and Recreation: $565,000
    Central Staff Services: $539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $220,000
    Libraries: $205,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $658,000
    Other: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $799,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $552,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $388,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $119,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $94,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,877,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $761,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,417,000
    Other: $1,467,000
    Education: $335,000
    General Local Government Support: $318,000
    Health and Hospitals: $194,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,225,000
    Other License: $171,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000

Washburn County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,203,000
  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,781,000
    Other: $1,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,449,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,326,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,972,000
    Police Protection: $1,752,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,740,000
    Financial Administration: $1,314,000
    General - Other: $1,294,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,039,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    General Public Buildings: $657,000
    Parks and Recreation: $565,000
    Central Staff Services: $539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $220,000
    Libraries: $205,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $658,000
    Other: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $799,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $552,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $388,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $119,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $94,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,877,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $761,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,417,000
    Other: $1,467,000
    Education: $335,000
    General Local Government Support: $318,000
    Health and Hospitals: $194,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,225,000
    Other License: $171,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000

Washburn County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,203,000
  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,781,000
    Other: $1,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,449,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,326,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,972,000
    Police Protection: $1,752,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,740,000
    Financial Administration: $1,314,000
    General - Other: $1,294,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,039,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    General Public Buildings: $657,000
    Parks and Recreation: $565,000
    Central Staff Services: $539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $220,000
    Libraries: $205,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $658,000
    Other: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $799,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $552,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $388,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $119,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $94,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,877,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $761,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,417,000
    Other: $1,467,000
    Education: $335,000
    General Local Government Support: $318,000
    Health and Hospitals: $194,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,225,000
    Other License: $171,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000

Washburn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,203,000
  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $1,781,000
    Other: $1,178,000
    Solid Waste Management: $237,000
    Parks and Recreation: $159,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,449,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $524,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $5,326,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,972,000
    Police Protection: $1,752,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,740,000
    Financial Administration: $1,314,000
    General - Other: $1,294,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,039,000
    Health - Other: $676,000
    General Public Buildings: $657,000
    Parks and Recreation: $565,000
    Central Staff Services: $539,000
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $220,000
    Libraries: $205,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000
    Hospitals: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $142,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $658,000
    Other: $96,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,526,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,353,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,973,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $799,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $552,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $388,000
    Sale of Property: $154,000
    Interest Earnings: $119,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $94,000
    Rents: $22,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,877,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $755,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $761,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,735,000
    Public Welfare: $2,417,000
    Other: $1,467,000
    Education: $335,000
    General Local Government Support: $318,000
    Health and Hospitals: $194,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,461,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,225,000
    Other License: $171,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 360
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 321
  • Number of recipients under 18: 41
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 248
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 71
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 178
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 156
Most common first names in Washburn County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John31775.5 years
Mary19283.3 years
William18776.5 years
Robert16572.1 years
Joseph16376.8 years
Frank15976.9 years
George15475.7 years
James12971.1 years
Charles12275.9 years
Edward12175.8 years
Most common last names in Washburn County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12277.2 years
Smith6876.4 years
Nelson6776.8 years
Peterson6178.7 years
Anderson6179.1 years
Thompson5876.2 years
Brown4980.1 years
Miller4777.9 years
Olson4676.4 years
Larson3777.0 years
Businesses in Washburn County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Best Western1McDonald's1
Curves1Nike1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Subway3
H&R Block1U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS2