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Bashaw is a town in Washburn County.
One tradition says the community was named after an Ojibway chief, another that it honors B.A. Shaw, logging camp supervisor
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Bashaw. For links to other places called Bashaw, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Bashaw is 45.771N. The longitude is -91.975W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 921.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bashaw demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washburn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54871 ZIP code.
32% of Bashaw residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bashaw ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bashaw was $16,982, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Bashaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Bashaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $231. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $755.
Washburn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bashaw political report.
The average commute time for Bashaw workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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