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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    D+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Bayfield County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 15,004. Living in Bayfield County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Bayfield County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Bayfield County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bayfield County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$660
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Bayfield County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    192.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    27.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    27.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    137.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    909.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    110.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    20%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Bayfield County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,110
National
$55,322

Bayfield County Reviews

2 reviews
Bayfield is a small wonderful town on Lake Superior with all local businesses. The people here are super friendly and easy going. The best part of growing up here is how much you can do outdoors. If there was anything I would like to see change it would be more youth programs for the home-schooled and the public school kids. I am going to school for is Golf Management and to be a PGA teaching professional. I want to give back to golf what golf has given to me. If you actually think about it golf can help you with your everyday life as you play the game. Hard work, creativity/analysis, control, and patience are things a young person can learn from the game of golf. If they can learn to do these things they can succeed in society and more importantly their own dreams and ambitions.This is something I want to do for the town of Bayfield. In all I would hope to see more youth go to college or grow up wanting more than just settling for work at the casino.
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It's a very nice tourist driven town, very bustling during the summer and has plenty of water side activities, however during the winter if it isn't below zero early the winter attractions will not be available to the public.