Sawyer County is located in Northwest Wisconsin. The County Seat is Hayward and the largest city is Hayward. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sawyercountygov.org. The 2014 population estimate is 16,437 and the 2010 census population was 16,557. The land area is 1,257.31 square miles and there are 13.2 persons per square mile.
78.8% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 17.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.2% is two or more races. 89.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 22% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $162,500, there are 7,663 households, an average of 2.11 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,809, the median household income is $39,904, and 18.8% of the persons in Sawyer County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,363. Retail sales (in $1000) were $224,148, and sales per capita were $13,223.
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