Hayward (Wisconsin)

Sawyer County


Hayward is a city and administrative headquarters of the Sawyer County in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It is equipped with 2,129 inhabitants ( 2000), the largest city in the County.


Hayward is located at 46 ° 1 ' north latitude and 91 ° 29 ' west longitude, extends over 8.3 km ² at an altitude of 363 meters above the sea level. The city lies on the Namekagon River.

By Hayward lead the U.S. Highway 63 and Wisconsin Highway 27 and 77, the Hayward Municipal Airport is located three kilometers northeast of the city. The city is connected to the rail network of the Canadian National ..

The nearest major cities are Duluth ( about 110 km north), Eau Claire (about 150 km south) and the Twin Cities ( Minneapolis and Saint Paul ) in Minnesota (about 200 km southwest). Hayward is located approximately 430 km north- west of Madison, the capital of the state.

The Chequamegon National Forest lies near Hayward.

Demographic data

In the census of 2000 a population of 2129 was determined. These were distributed to 960 households in 530 families. The population density was 276.8 inhabitants per square kilometer. There were 1064 residential buildings, which corresponded to a housing density of 138.3 per square kilometer buildings.

The population was in 2000 from 89.6 percent white, 0.1 percent African Americans, 8.1 percent Indians and 0.6 percent Asian. 0.9 percent said to be descended from at least two of these groups. 0.8 percent of the population consisted of Hispanics who belonged to the various of the aforementioned groups.

22.6 percent were under 18 years, 8.7 percent between 18 to 24, 25.5 percent of 25-44, 20.9 percent from 45 to 64 and 22.4 percent 65 and older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females were statistically 88.2 men in the over 18 -year-olds 81.9.

The median income per household was 28 421 U.S. dollars ( USD), the median family income $ 36,287. The median income for men was $ 30,174, and for women about $ 20,769. The per capita income amounted to $ 16,658. Around 10.6 percent of families and 14.5 percent of the total population were below the poverty line income.


It is twinned with Lillehammer in Norway.


Hayward was by Anthony Judson Hayward, who built the first sawmill around named.


Hayward is home to the annual Lumberjack World Championships. In the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame, a freshwater fish museum, there is the largest with 61 meter replica of a muskellunge. The American Birkebeiner, a ski marathon of Worldloppet Ski Association will be held in Hayward.

Persons that are associated with the city

  • Sean Duffy ( b. 1971 ), politician, MP for Wisconsin in the U.S. House of Representatives