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Time Zone: Bayfield County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Washburn is the Seat for Bayfield County.

Bayfield County was founded in 1845 and was created by taking area from AshlandCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bayfield had a population of 14,789 people. This is a decrease of 1.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 15,013 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bayfield represented 0.28% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 66th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200914,789-1.49%-0.81% since 2008
200814,910-0.69%-0.74% since 2007
200015,013The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bayfield County Census Page for Bayfield County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bayfield County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bayfield County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Washburn   2,0702,2809.21% decrease  
Russell   1,4501,21619.24% increase  
Iron River   1,0201,0593.68% decrease  
Bayfield   78762525.92% increase  
Cable   7678368.25% decrease  

Websites for Bayfield County

Official Website:   www.bayfieldcounty.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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