Washburn County

Washburn County, Wisconsin

PO Box 639
Shell Lake, WI 54871
Phone: (715) 468-4600
Fax: (715) 468-4725
www.co.washburn.wi.us

In northwestern WI; organized Mar 27, 1883 from Burnett County. Name Origin: For Cadwallader Colden Washburn (1818-82), U.S. representative (1855-61; 1867-71) and governor of WI (1872-74)

Area (sq mi):: 853.06 (land 809.68; water 43.37) Population per square mile: 20.50
Population 2005: 16,601 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 16.40% Population 2000: 16,036 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,341; median household $33,716; Population below poverty level: 9.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,324-$22,794
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Essentia Health has disclosed that a new medical clinic will open near a new hospital in the Washburn County town of Spooner in the upcoming year.