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Birchwood is a village in Washburn County.
The community was named for the white birch trees growing on the lake shore.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Birchwood. For links to other places called Birchwood, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Birchwood is 45.666N. The longitude is -91.555W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,263 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 538.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Birchwood 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 54817 ZIP code.
29% of Birchwood residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Birchwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Birchwood was $14,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Birchwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Birchwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $227. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Washburn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Birchwood political report.
The average commute time for Birchwood workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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