Bayfield, Wisconsin

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Bayfield, Wisconsin

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High Points

Bayfield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Bayfield Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Bayfield Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Bayfield College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Bayfield Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Bayfield, Wisconsin

Comparing Bayfield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
People Above Poverty 5 2
Median Family Income 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 5
Low Violent Crime 4 2

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Bayfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 168 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Bayfield
Standard Zip Codes 54814
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.81
Longitude -90.818

Bayfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 28 to 48 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches
Station BAYFIELD 6 N
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 21 F
Apr Temp 30 to 50 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 36 to 55 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station GURNEY
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 20 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 54 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Bayfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 611 100%
Male 289 47.3%
Female 322 52.7%
Under 18 128 20.9%
18+ 483 79.1%
65+ 108 17.7%
Median Age 45.4
Average Family Size 2.64
White 470 76.9%
African-American 4 0.7%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 93 15.2%
Other 8 1.3%
Mixed Race 36 5.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.5%

Estimated Bayfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 602
Growth -9
Growth % -1.5%

Bayfield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 10.5%
German 10.1%
Norwegian 9.4%
Irish 8.1%
Swedish 7.4%
English 5.4%
Scottish 4.7%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
Italian 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Polish 1.8%
Finnish 1.6%
European 1.3%
Austrian 0.9%
Swiss 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.9%
Croatian 0.7%
Czech 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
French Canadian 0.5%
Celtic 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Belgian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bayfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Apostle Islands National Lak (54814)
Red Cliff (54814)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bayfield 611 $36,500
Ashland 8,620 $40,549
Washburn 2,280 $40,781

Bayfield Public Libraries

Red Cliff Public Library
Bayfield, Wisconsin
(715) 779-3764

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Bayfield High Schools (2004)

300 N 4TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 160 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

Bayfield Colleges

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