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People

Total Population 2,094
Male Share of the Population 53.7%
Female Share of the Population 46.3%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 980
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 43.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.6%
Median Earnings25+ $28,796
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,841

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,321
% Above Poverty Level 82.5%
% Below Poverty Level 17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.9%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $129,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 9.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Washburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 159 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Bayfield
Standard Zip Codes 54891
Phone Area Codes 715
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.673
Longitude -90.894

Washburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ASHLAND EXP FARM
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 29 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 30 inches
Station MADELINE ISLAND
Distance 9.7 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 15 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 8,116 $50,152
Bayfield 544 $47,031

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Washburn Public Libraries

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Washburn Public Library
307 WASHINGTON AVE.
Washburn, Wisconsin
(715) 373-6172

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Washburn High Schools

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305 W 4TH ST
715-373-6188
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 293 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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