Ashland County (Wisconsin)

The Ashland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, the County had 16,157 inhabitants and a population density of 6 people per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Ashland.


The County is located in the northwest corner of Wisconsin, bordered to the north by Lake Superior, one of the five Great Lakes. At the upstream Apostle Islands in Lake Superior is the northernmost point in Wisconsin. The county has an area of ​​5941 square kilometers, of which 3237 square miles are water. The lowest point is 220 m (Ashland ) and the highest at 614 m ( Mt Whittlesey ). Through the County of Bad River Chippewa River, Marengo River, Potato River, Tyler Forks River and the White River flow. At the Ashland County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The Ashland County was formed on March 27, 1860 from parts of the nonexistent La Pointe County. It was named, as well as the district capital, according to the residence of Henry Clay, an American politician (member of the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Secretary of State ) and opponents of slavery.


According to the census in 2010 lived in Ashland County 16,157 people in 6952 households. The population density was 6 people per square kilometer. In the 6952 households lived statistically 2.22 per person.

The racial the population was composed of 84.6 percent white, 0.5 percent African American, 11.1 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 3.4 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.0 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

22.7 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 16.9 percent were 65 years or older. 49.9 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 37,900. The per capita income was $ 20,367. 19.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Ashland County


  • Ashland1
  • Mellen


  • Butternut

Census-designated places (CDP )

  • Birch Hill
  • Clam Lake
  • Diaperville
  • Frank's Field
  • Glidden
  • Marengo
  • New Odanah
  • Odanah

Unincorporated communities

  • Ballou
  • Birch
  • Cayuga
  • Foster Junction
  • Highbridge
  • Holts Landing
  • La Pointe
  • Middleport
  • Minersville
  • Morse
  • North York
  • Old Fort
  • Peeksville
  • Penokee
  • Pete's Landing
  • Sanborn
  • Sedgwick
  • Shanagolden
  • White River

1 - partially in Bayfield County


The Ashland County is divided in addition to the three incorporated municipalities 13 Towns: