Sawyer County, Wisconsin

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Sawyer County
North Wisconsin Lumber Company Office in Hayward, Wisconsin
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Sawyer County
Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 45°54′N 91°08′W / 45.9°N 91.14°W / 45.9; -91.14
Country United States
State Wisconsin
Founded1885
Named forPhiletus Sawyer
SeatHayward
Largest cityHayward
Area
 • Total1,350 sq mi (3,500 km2)
 • Land1,257 sq mi (3,260 km2)
 • Water93 sq mi (240 km2)  6.9%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total16,557
 • Density13/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district7th
Websitewww.sawyercountygov.org

Sawyer County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2000, 16,196 people lived there. Its county seat is Hayward.[1]

History[change | change source]

The county is named for Philetus Sawyer. He was a Representative and Senator for Wisconsin in the 19th century.

Geography[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19003,593
19106,22773.3%
19208,24332.4%
19308,8787.7%
194011,54030.0%
195010,323−10.5%
19609,475−8.2%
19709,6702.1%
198012,84332.8%
199014,18110.4%
200016,19614.2%
201016,5572.2%
WI Counties 1900-1990

The county has a total area of 1,350 square miles (3,496.5 km2). Of this, 1,256 square miles (3,253.0 km2) is land and 94 square miles (243.5 km2) (6.95%) is water.

Cities, villages, and towns[change | change source]

Cities[change | change source]

Villages[change | change source]

Towns[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

Other websites[change | change source]

Coordinates: 45°54′N 91°08′W / 45.90°N 91.14°W / 45.90; -91.14