Washburn County is located in Northwest Wisconsin. The County Seat is Shell Lake and the largest city is Spooner. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.washburn.wi.us. The 2014 population estimate is 15,694 and the 2010 census population was 15,911. The land area is 797.11 square miles and there are 20 persons per square mile.
96.1% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 90.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $146,000, there are 7,348 households, an average of 2.12 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,850, the median household income is $41,924, and 13.8% of the persons in Washburn County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,106. Retail sales (in $1000) were $178,121, and sales per capita were $10,746. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.9%.
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