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Welcome to Washburn ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Washburn has a population of 2,055 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Washburn.
Washburn is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Washburn lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you leave Washburn and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Washburn: (715) and (534)<4>
The ZIP code for Washburn: 54891<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washburn had an population of 2,055 people. This is a decrease of 2.93% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.87% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Washburn had a population of 2,117 people (or 14.1% of the total population of Bayfield County). This makes Washburn the county's most populous community.
The population of Washburn represents 0.04% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 422nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,117 people, the population of Washburn decreased 7.15% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,280 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Washburn.
Communities Also Named Washburn ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Washburn - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Washburn.
Communities near Washburn ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Washburn.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Washburn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washburn.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Washburn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Washburn.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Washburn. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Washburn.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washburn ...
Looking for more information about Washburn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Washburn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Washburn.
Adding Washburn to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Washburn in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Washburn was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Washburn on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Washburn on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washburn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Bayfield County: www.bayfieldcounty.org/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022