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Bayfield County, Wisconsin

PO Box 878
Washburn, WI 54891
Phone: (715) 373-6100
Fax: (715) 373-6153

On northwestern border of WI, east of Duluth, MN; organized as LaPointe County Feb 19, 1845 (prior to statehood) from Ashland County; name changed Apr 12, 1866. Name Origin: For Henry W. Bayfield, an admiral in the British navy

Area (sq mi):: 2041.53 (land 1476.25; water 565.28) Population per square mile: 10.30
Population 2005: 15,145 State rank: 66 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 7.20% Population 2000: 15,013 (White 88.20%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 11.20%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,407; median household $33,390; Population below poverty level: 12.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,441-$22,660
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 20.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Edward and JoAnn Ronkowski own 120 acres of undeveloped land in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. Since the Ronkowskis acquired the property in 1972, they have accessed it via an unpaved road that crosses over neighboring land, including land owned by the United States Forest Service.
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