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Hawthorne is a town in Douglas County, in the Duluth metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for hawthorne growing here; another says it was named after writer Nathaniel Hawthorne
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Hawthorne. For links to other places called Hawthorne, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hawthorne is 46.503N. The longitude is -91.86W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,178 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,045.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hawthorne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Duluth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54842 ZIP code.
17% of Hawthorne residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hawthorne ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hawthorne was $16,855, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Hawthorne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hawthorne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $725.
Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hawthorne political report.
The average commute time for Hawthorne workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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