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Washburn County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2016: 15,750 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Washburn County: 88.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (14.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.7%), Manufacturing (11.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.2%), Construction (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Washburn County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  50.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years
Males: 7,845  (49.8%)
Females: 7,905  (50.2%)
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Washburn County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washburn County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,227 ($33,716 in 1999)

This county:

$46,227
Wisconsin:

$56,811

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $537 (lower quartile is $415, upper quartile is $651)
This county:

$537
State:

$684


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $152,769 (it was $84,600 in 2000)
Washburn:

$152,769
Wisconsin:

$173,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,877 - $245,378
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,086
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $434

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,032 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,111 (1.4%)

Washburn County household income distribution in 2009 Washburn County home values distribution Washburn County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.8%
Washburn County:

11.8%
Wisconsin:

11.8%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.8% for Black residents, 37.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for American Indian residents, 41.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 50.4 years old
(Males: 50.2 years old, Females: 50.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.1 years old, Black residents: 35.2 years old, American Indian residents: 45.2 years old, Asian residents: 38.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.6 years old, Other race residents: 38.3 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:

4.1%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 355
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 209 (60.3% naturalized citizens)

Washburn County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 45
  • 2000 to 2009: 57
  • 1990 to 1999: 28
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 8
  • Before 1970: 91
Note: State values scaled to Washburn County population

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: 11,322
  • One, attached: 138
  • Two: 247
  • 3 or 4: 201
  • 5 to 9: 143
  • 10 to 19: 101
  • 20 or more: 120
  • Mobile homes: 830
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Washburn County with a mortgage: 3,050 (118 second mortgage, 301 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,519

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washburn County

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

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

  • Philippines (16%)
  • India (14%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • England (9%)
  • France (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Canada (6%)

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

  • German (33%)
  • Norwegian (9%)
  • European (7%)
  • American (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Polish (3%)

Washburn County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,402 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 628 (9.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.4%)
  • Ferryboat: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 129 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 238 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 458 (6.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $43,673.

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.39% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($17,606 average AGI)
2.01% relocated from other states ($19,333 average AGI)
Washburn County:

2.01%
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 Barron County, WI  0.91% ($27,770 average AGI)
from Sawyer County, WI  0.33% ($27,591)
from Douglas County, WI  0.28% ($17,632)
from Eau Claire County, WI  0.25% ($24,882)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($78,750)
from Polk County, WI  0.18% ($31,083)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.16% ($273)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.60% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($16,846 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($14,318 average AGI)
Washburn County:

2.14%
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  1.08% ($25,083 average AGI)
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.31% ($27,667)
to Burnett County, WI  0.30% ($24,200)
to Sawyer County, WI  0.30% ($28,150)
to Douglas County, WI  0.27% ($23,944)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.21% ($40,500)
to St. Croix County, WI  0.19% ($36,923)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 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 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: 15,750
  • In family households: 12,377 (2,506 male householders, 2,039 female householders)
    3,796 spouses, 3,372 children (3,127 natural, 58 adopted, 188 stepchildren), 228 grandchildren, 47 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 80 other relatives, 216 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,140 (1,436 male householders (1,141 living alone)), 1,216 female householders (1,062 living alone)), 486 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 237

Size of family households: 2,819 2-persons, 678 3-persons, 634 4-persons, 269 5-persons, 125 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,200 1-person, 395 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 11 5-persons.

1,973 married couples with children.
692 single-parent households (227 men, 465 women).

98.2% of residents of Washburn speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (89% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% 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:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 108
  • 2010 to 2013: 212
  • 2000 to 2009: 2,623
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,442
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,552
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,066
  • 1960 to 1969: 953
  • 1950 to 1959: 855
  • 1940 to 1949: 762
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,582
Note: State values scaled to Washburn population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washburn County population
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 239
  • 4 rooms: 818
  • 5 rooms: 1,078
  • 6 rooms: 1,130
  • 7 rooms: 770
  • 8 rooms: 609
  • 9+ rooms: 829
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 151
  • 3 rooms: 281
  • 4 rooms: 415
  • 5 rooms: 402
  • 6 rooms: 186
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 61
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washburn County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washburn County population
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 228
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,699
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,361
  • 4 bedrooms: 957
  • 5+ bedrooms: 257
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 440
  • 2 bedrooms: 661
  • 3 bedrooms: 395
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5+ bedrooms: 20
Cars and other vehicles available in Washburn County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washburn County population
  • no vehicle: 155
  • 1 vehicle: 1,318
  • 2 vehicles: 2,485
  • 3 vehicles: 1,136
  • 4 vehicles: 315
  • 5+ vehicles: 134
  • no vehicle: 215
  • 1 vehicle: 797
  • 2 vehicles: 442
  • 3 vehicles: 146
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

88% of Washburn County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Wisconsin.

Washburn County:

88.4%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 9,823
  • Other state: 5,580
  • Northeast: 252
  • Midwest: 4,378
  • South: 451
  • West: 491

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washburn County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (47.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.8%)
  • Wood (16.5%)
  • Electricity (7.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (34.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.1%)
  • Electricity (27.1%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 131
Here:

9.8%
Wisconsin:

15.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 56
Here:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

9.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

15.2%
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)

Washburn County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,806,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $30,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $5,928,000
    Regular Highways: $4,726,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,235,000
    Police Protection: $1,231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,026,000
    General - Other: $982,000
    Health Services - Other: $879,000
    Central Staff Services: $743,000
    Financial Administration: $709,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $697,000
    General Public Buildings: $441,000
    Parks & Recreation: $267,000
    Solid Waste Management: $172,000
    Libraries: $74,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $161,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $203,000
    Police Protection: $107,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,004,000

Washburn County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,788,000
    Solid Waste Management: $251,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $248,000
    Highways: $177,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $564,000
    All Other: $68,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,017,000
    Interest Earnings: $340,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $4,180,000
    Highways: $1,851,000
    General Support: $1,090,000
    All Other: $462,000
    Health & Hospitals: $435,000
    Housing & Community Development: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,781,000
    Total General Sales: $886,000
    NEC: $183,000

Washburn County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,689,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $2,112,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,867,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $934,000

Washburn County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,475,000

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
Washburn County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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