Sawyer County

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Sawyer County, Wisconsin

PO Box 836
Hayward, WI 54843
Phone: (715) 634-4866
Fax: (715) 634-3666
www.sawyercountygov.org

In northwestern WI, north of Eau Claire; organized Mar 10, 1883 from Ashland and Chippewa counties. Name Origin: For Philetus Sawyer (1816-1900), U.S. representative from WI (1865-75) and U.S. senator (1881-93)

Area (sq mi):: 1350.32 (land 1256.42; water 93.90) Population per square mile: 13.50
Population 2005: 16,975 State rank: 58 Population change: 2000-20005 4.80%; 1990-2000 14.20% Population 2000: 16,196 (White 81.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 17.60%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 42.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,634; median household $32,287; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,200-$23,921
Unemployment (2004): 5.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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