Baraboo, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 12,100 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 6,048  (50.0%)
Females: 6,052  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53913.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,459 (it was $38,375 in 2000)
Baraboo:

$46,459
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,970 (it was $19,304 in 2000)

Baraboo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $138,025 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
Baraboo:

$138,025
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $148,981; Detached houses: $162,882; Townhouses or other attached units: $181,338; In 2-unit structures: $155,398; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $246,739; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $129,063; Mobile homes: $37,547

Median gross rent in 2012: $731.

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Baraboo races chart
  • White alone - 11,044 (91.3%)
  • Hispanic - 653 (5.4%)
  • Black alone - 167 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 135 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 53 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.07%)

Races in Baraboo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Baraboo: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.2%), Irish (13.5%), English (8.5%), Norwegian (7.0%), Polish (4.8%), United States (4.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 894 feet

Land area: 5.28 square miles.

Population density: 2,293 people per square mile   (low).

Baraboo,WI real estate house value index trend

Baraboo, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Baraboo:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Baraboo city:

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

558 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.6%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Baraboo, Wisconsin as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Baraboo to the number of sex offenders is 76 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,966 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,832 (2.0%)

Baraboo satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Madison, WI (32.5 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (154.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Baraboo, WI (1.1 miles ), Fairfield, WI (2.5 miles ), North Freedom, WI (2.5 miles ), Bluffview, WI (2.7 miles ), Sumpter, WI (2.8 miles ), Delton, WI (2.8 miles ), Excelsior, WI (2.9 miles ), Merrimac, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $127,400
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $186,200
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $174,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 89.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,269 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,094 (53.3%)

Area code: 608

Baraboo household income distribution Baraboo home values distribution

Crime rates in Baraboo by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0100100020010
per 100,000 0.09.30.00.09.20.00.00.018.00.00.08.30.0
Rapes 1204350200984
per 100,000 9.718.50.037.327.746.20.018.20.00.080.366.133.0
Robberies 1142203121342
per 100,000 9.79.336.818.718.50.027.49.118.08.826.833.116.5
Assaults 2032716182631372138474019
per 100,000 194.2296.764.4149.3166.1240.2282.7335.9189.4336.2419.5330.6156.5
Burglaries 39542445394944281046485052
per 100,000 378.7500.6220.9420.0359.8452.7401.2254.290.2407.0428.4413.2428.4
Thefts 386397241426451378454347104440454388388
per 100,000 3747.93680.42218.13975.74160.53492.24139.73150.2937.93893.14051.83206.63196.6
Auto thefts 3215141712201015612696
per 100,000 310.7139.1128.9158.7110.7184.891.2136.254.1106.253.574.449.4
Arson 000N/A000060025
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.054.10.00.016.541.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 227.7262.3125.7241.9254.1246.2241.3217.1115.8238.4320.1280.2203.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Baraboo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Wisconsin average:

2.22

Baraboo tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,437 (+15.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Baraboo: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Baraboo-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Baraboo city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Baraboo-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 360.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from Baraboo center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 335.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 359.4 miles away from Baraboo center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 393.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sauk County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Baraboo topographic map

Birthplace of: Beryl Newman - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Mike Reinfeldt - Football player, Edward Brooks (Wisconsin politician) - Politician, John Ringling North - Soilder, Terry Stieve - Football player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Baraboo: Beryl R. Newman.

Hospitals and medical centers in Baraboo:

  • HOME HEALTH UNITED HSPC (915 12TH ST)
  • ST CLARE HSPTL HLTH SVCS (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 707 14TH ST)
  • ST CLARE DIALYSIS CTR (1600 JEFFERSON ST)
  • RECOVER HEALTH OF WISCONSIN INC (414 BROADWAY SUITE 201)
  • SAUK CTY HLTH DEPT (505 BROADWAY STE 372)
  • ST CLARE MEADOWS CARE CTR (1414 JEFFERSON ST)

Airports and heliports located in Baraboo:

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Amtrak stations near Baraboo:

  • 11 miles: WISCONSIN DELLS (LACROSSE ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, call for taxi service.
  • 15 miles: PORTAGE (400 W. ONEIDA ST.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Baraboo:

  • Panache Academy of Beauty (Full-time enrollment: 47; Location: 1120 Zap Drive; Private, for-profit; Website: panacheacademyofbeauty.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Baraboo:

  • Madison Area Technical College (about 32 miles; Madison, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 33 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 33 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 33 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • Edgewood College (about 33 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 64 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Mid-State Technical College (about 64 miles; Wisconsin Rapids, WI; FT enrollment: 2,128)

Public high school in Baraboo:

  • Baraboo Hi (Students: 1020; Location: 1201 Draper St; Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Baraboo:

  • Jack Young Middle School (Students: 713; Location: 1531 Draper St; Grades: 6-8)
  • East El (Students: 367; Location: 815 6th St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Al Behrman El (Students: 357; Location: 400 Mulberry St; Grades: PK-5)
  • Willson El (Students: 280; Location: 146 Berkley Blvd; Grades: PK-5)
  • BELC (Students: 145; Location: 707 Center St; Grades: KG)
  • West El-KG Ctr (Students: 114; Location: 707 Center St; Grades: PK-KG)
  • BELC--Renewal Head Start (Students: 26; Location: 707 Center St; Grades: KG)

Private elementary/middle schools in Baraboo:

  • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 515 5TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 310 2ND ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Baraboo

Library in Baraboo:

  • BARABOO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $811,022; Location: 230 FOURTH AVE.; 64,967 books; 8,370 e-books; 7,322 audio materials; 4,524 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 10 other licensed databases; 189 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Baraboo has a community college -- University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County. It's a two-year community college with an enrollment of about 600. Web site is http://www.baraboo.uwc.edu/

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Notable locations in Baraboo: Baraboo Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Baraboo Golf Club (B), Baraboo District Ambulance Service (C), Baraboo Fire Department (D), Sauk County Historical Museum (E), Sauk County Courthouse (F), Baraboo Public Library (G), Baraboo Civic Center (H), Baraboo City Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baraboo include: Advent Christian New Life Community Church (A), Bethel Memorial Baptist Church (B), Emanuel United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Congregational Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Parkway Wesleyan Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Walnut Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Michaels Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: 564 Reservoir (A), 572 Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Baraboo include: Attridge Park (1), Campbell Park (2), Deppe Park (3), Broadway Park (4), Haskins Park (5), Langer Park (6), Mary Roundtree Evans Athletic Field (7), Pierce Park (8), Sauk County Fairgrounds (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Circus World Museum - BLDG Exhibit Hall (550 Water Street), Circus World Museum - Info-Line (550 Water Street), Great Circus Parade (Museums; 550 Water Street), Crystal's for Kids Foundation (Amusement & Theme Parks; S5504 High Hills Drive), Harmony Tours & Travel Store (Tours & Charters; 132 3rd Street).

Hotels: Campus Inn Motel (750 West Pine Street), Highlander Motel (S5230 USHighway 12), Farm Kitchen Motel (S5554 State Road 123), Blue & White Motel (821 Walnut Street), Area Resort Rentals (116 Monroe Street), Americas Best Value Inn (750 West Pine Street), Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center (S3214 USHighway 12), Best Western Baraboo Inn (725 West Pine Highway 12), 4 Winds Motel (S4090A USHighway 12).

Courts: Sauk County - Courthouse- Branch Iii Circuit Court- Baraboo (515 Oak Street), Wynsong Court (507 Linn Street), Sauk County - Courthouse- Branch I Circuit Court- Baraboo (515 Oak Street), Sauk County - Courthouse- Court Commissioner- Court Commissioneer- Bar (515 Oak Street), Sauk County - Courthouse- Branch Ii Circuit Court- Baraboo (515 Oak Street).

Sauk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.0. This is about average.

City:

78.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 4.36. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.66
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.74
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Baraboo and their reported violations in the past:

BARABOO WATERWORKS (Population served: 11,505, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Public Notif issued (NOV-13-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Public Notif issued (NOV-13-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-04-2005), St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • 173 regular monitoring violations
UNITED PARCEL SERVICE (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COZY ACRES MHP (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (OCT-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-22-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-24-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2007), St Boil Water Order (OCT-26-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-11-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
GLACIER VIEW SUBDIVISION (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2013), St Other (JUL-10-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-10-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-10-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-13-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Baraboo that have no violations reported:

  • WISCONSIN OPRY (Population served: 155, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LIVING HOPE CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHEELERS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 104, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PUMP HOUSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RED OAK CAMPGROUND - SHOWER HOUSE (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RED OAK CAMPGROUND (Population served: 54, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • YOUNGS FIRST STOP (Population served: 52, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WILLOWOOD INN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SKI-HI FRUIT FARM INC (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.9%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.2% for Black residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.4%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Baraboo in 2010:

  • 237 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Baraboo in 2000:

  • 132 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in other group homes
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Baraboo, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Baraboo compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Baraboo (2011 data):

  • The Baraboo National Bank: East Side Branch, Paying And Receiving Station Branch, Southwest Branch, at 101 Third Avenue. Info updated 2009/03/26: Bank assets: $766.1 mil, Deposits: $684.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Baraboo Bancorporation, Inc., The
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Lake Delton Branch, Baraboo Branch, Baraboo - Pick And Save Branch. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Baraboo Branch, West Baraboo Branch, Baraboo Broadway Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • River Cities Bank: Baraboo Branch at 507 Linn Street, branch established on 2010/08/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.7 mil, Deposits: $149.7 mil, headquarters in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: River Cities Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community First Bank: Baraboo Branch at 129 8th Avenue, branch established on 2002/11/04. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $217.6 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, headquarters in Boscobel, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Boscobel Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Baraboo, Wisconsin:

  • Thunderbird Motor Inn, 1013 8TH St, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-7757
  • Park Plaza Baraboo, 630 W Pine St, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (800) 814-7000, Fax: (608) 356-0520
  • Best Western Baraboo Inn, 725 West Pne, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-1100, Fax: (608) 356-4585
  • Holiday Inn Express Wisconsin Dells, Wi, 1033 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (608) 253-3000, Fax: (608) 253-3001
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 750 W Pine St, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-8366, Fax: (608) 356-8824
  • Clarion Hotel And Convention Center, 626 W Pine St, Baraboo, WI 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-6422, Fax: (608) 356-0520
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Baraboo, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Baraboo travel time to work - commute Baraboo mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Baraboo city (based on Sauk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.84%
Here: 64.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodLutheran Church
Adherents48.9%16.2%9.3%7.9%5.9%
Congregations11.7%10.4%18.2%10.4%7.8%
NameUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.2%1.9%1.7%1.0%5.1%
Congregations2.6%3.9%2.6%2.6%29.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Sauk County:

2.74 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Sauk County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 76
Here:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Sauk County:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.3%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$22,446$44,8920$0
Other Government Administration 4$22,189$66,56710$3,533
Judicial and Legal 1$6,719$80,6280$0
Police Protection - Officers 27$137,027$60,9010$0
Police - Other 6$19,696$39,3925$1,993
Firefighters 2$11,513$69,0780$0
Streets and Highways 14$56,610$48,5230$0
Solid Waste Management 4$14,263$42,7890$0
Sewerage 4$16,390$49,1700$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,890$49,52611$2,403
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,694$46,1640$0
Water Supply 6$26,010$52,0200$0
Local Libraries 4$16,007$48,02117$22,212
Other and Unallocable 5$19,251$46,2021$22
Totals for Government 92$404,705$52,78844$30,163

Baraboo government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,487,000 ($122.89)
    Water Utilities: $878,000 ($72.56)
    General - Other: $267,000 ($22.07)
    Sewerage: $115,000 ($9.50)
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000 ($1.24)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,462,000 ($203.47)
    Regular Highways: $1,852,000 ($153.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,195,000 ($98.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,176,000 ($97.19)
    Sewerage: $983,000 ($81.24)
    Libraries: $741,000 ($61.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $695,000 ($57.44)
    General - Other: $658,000 ($54.38)
    Central Staff Services: $500,000 ($41.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $497,000 ($41.07)
    Health - Other: $285,000 ($23.55)
    Transit Utilities: $227,000 ($18.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $174,000 ($14.38)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($14.13)
    General Public Buildings: $108,000 ($8.93)
    Natural Resources - Other: $103,000 ($8.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $82,000 ($6.78)
    Parking Facilities: $59,000 ($4.88)
    Air Transportation: $39,000 ($3.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($2.89)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $24,000 ($1.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $796,000 ($65.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($1.57)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,597,000 ($379.92)

Baraboo government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $997,000 ($82.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000 ($22.23)
    All Other: $83,000 ($6.86)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $380,000 ($31.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $496,000 ($40.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $215,000 ($17.77)
    Special Assessments: $195,000 ($16.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $138,000 ($11.40)
    Rents: $80,000 ($6.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $68,000 ($5.62)
    Sale of Property: $61,000 ($5.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,290,000 ($106.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,442,000 ($201.82)
    Highways: $876,000 ($72.40)
    All Other: $679,000 ($56.12)
  • Tax - Property: $6,362,000 ($525.79)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $173,000 ($14.30)
    NEC: $152,000 ($12.56)
    Other License: $129,000 ($10.66)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.50)

Baraboo government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,220,000 ($1257.85)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,734,000 ($1217.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,581,000 ($378.60)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,095,000 ($338.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,249,000 ($103.22)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,109,000 ($91.65)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $140,000 ($11.57)

Baraboo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,319,000 ($1183.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,754,000 ($144.96)

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,336 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($120 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.05%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  1.16% ($48,324 average AGI)
from Columbia County, WI  0.76% ($34,271)
from Juneau County, WI  0.42% ($33,802)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Sauk County:

0.06%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  1.42% ($31,613 average AGI)
to Columbia County, WI  0.72% ($30,688)
to Juneau County, WI  0.37% ($28,837)

Strongest AM radio stations in Baraboo:

  • WRPQ (740 AM; 0 kW; BARABOO, WI; Owner: BARABOO BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WIBU (900 AM; 1 kW; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHA (970 AM; 5 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD REGENTS OF UNIV OF WI SYSTEM)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Baraboo:

  • W290AL (105.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WOLX-FM (94.9 FM; BARABOO, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WCJZ (96.3 FM; SAUK CITY, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNNO-FM (106.9 FM; WISCONSIN DELLS, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNFM (104.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDL (102.9 FM; REEDSBURG, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WBKY (95.9 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: MAGNUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDDC (100.1 FM; PORTAGE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W215AQ (90.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRJC-FM (92.1 FM; MAUSTON, WI; Owner: WRJC, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Baraboo:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDLS-LP (Channel 35; TOMAH, WI; Owner: MAGNUM RADIO, INC.)
  • W58CO (Channel 58; SAULT STE. MARIE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Baraboo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $978,000
Total average daily traffic: 45,520
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,844
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Baraboo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 90 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Baraboo, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Baraboo)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Baraboo)
Businesses in Baraboo, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy2
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Clarion1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Clarks1Maurices1
Coldwater Creek1McDonald's2
Curves1Menards1
Dairy Queen1Motel 61
Domino's Pizza1New Balance1
DressBarn1Nike5
Dressbarn1Pizza Hut1
Eddie Bauer1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1Rue211
FedEx2SAS Shoes1
Ford1Skechers USA2
GameStop1Slumberland1
Gymboree1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
J.Crew1U-Haul2
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular2
Jones New York1UPS4
Journeys1Vans2
Justice1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
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