Baraboo, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 12,164 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.6%
 
Males: 5,748  (47.3%)
Females: 6,416  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 53913.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,388 (it was $38,375 in 2000)
Baraboo:

$44,388
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,338 (it was $19,304 in 2000)

Baraboo city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,011 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
Baraboo:

$153,011
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $157,564; detached houses: $175,041; townhouses or other attached units: $145,529; in 2-unit structures: $121,308; mobile homes: $29,170

Median gross rent in 2017: $727.

March 2019 cost of living index in Baraboo: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.6%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 11.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 72.7% for American Indian residents, 12.0% for other race residents, 25.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Baraboo, WI (2017)
    • 10,96290.2%White alone
    • 6405.3%Hispanic
    • 1541.3%Two or more races
    • 1451.2%Asian alone
    • 1321.1%Black alone
    • 580.5%American Indian alone
    • 200.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 103 registered sex offenders living in Baraboo, Wisconsin as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Baraboo is 118 to 1.


Crime rates in Baraboo by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(46.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
9
(80.3)
8
(66.1)
4
(33.0)
7
(58.1)
2
(16.5)
1
(8.3)
6
(49.3)
15
(123.0)
15
(123.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.4)
1
(9.1)
2
(18.0)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.8)
4
(33.1)
2
(16.5)
3
(24.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.4)
4
(32.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(240.2)
31
(282.7)
37
(335.9)
21
(189.4)
38
(336.2)
47
(419.5)
40
(330.6)
19
(156.5)
15
(124.5)
7
(57.8)
24
(198.5)
16
(131.4)
12
(98.4)
9
(73.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
49
(452.7)
44
(401.2)
28
(254.2)
10
(90.2)
46
(407.0)
48
(428.4)
50
(413.2)
52
(428.4)
46
(381.8)
24
(198.2)
48
(396.9)
40
(328.6)
39
(319.9)
35
(287.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
378
(3,492)
454
(4,140)
347
(3,150)
104
(937.9)
440
(3,893)
454
(4,052)
388
(3,207)
388
(3,197)
359
(2,980)
313
(2,584)
387
(3,200)
345
(2,834)
323
(2,649)
317
(2,603)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(184.8)
10
(91.2)
15
(136.2)
6
(54.1)
12
(106.2)
6
(53.5)
9
(74.4)
6
(49.4)
5
(41.5)
7
(57.8)
7
(57.9)
6
(49.3)
11
(90.2)
6
(49.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(54.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.5)
5
(41.2)
1
(8.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)271.2265.7239.1127.5262.6352.5308.6224.4228.1146.6223.3210.9280.0241.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Baraboo, WI

Crime rate in Baraboo detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 33 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Baraboo, WI City Guides:

Ancestries: German (47.1%), Irish (7.2%), Norwegian (6.8%), American (5.7%), English (4.1%), Polish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1882

Elevation: 894 feet

Land area: 5.28 square miles.

Population density: 2,306 people per square mile   (low).

Baraboo, Wisconsin map

198 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,066 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,987 (2.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 43.47 N, Longitude: 89.74 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,529 (+12.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,963 (48.2%)

Area code: 608

Distribution of median household income in Baraboo, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Baraboo, WI in 2017
Baraboo satellite photo by USGS

Baraboo tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 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
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2016: 42 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $220,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Baraboo, WI residents
Average permit cost in Baraboo, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Historical population in Baraboo, WI
Historical housing units in Baraboo, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +1,437 (+15.5%).
Most common industries in Baraboo, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (9.7%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.1%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.3%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.6%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Baraboo, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (2.9%)
  • Child care workers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)

Average climate in Baraboo, Wisconsin

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Baraboo, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.7. This is about average.

City:

68.7
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

4.36
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.41. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.41
U.S.:

8.46

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 Baraboo 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 (13).
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

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 MEADOWS CARE CTR (1414 JEFFERSON 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)

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 HIGH (Students: 1,020, 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)
  • WILLSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 280, Location: 146 BERKLEY BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • EAST ELEMENTARY (Location: 815 6TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • AL BEHRMAN ELEMENTARY (Location: 400 MULBERRY ST, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Baraboo:

  • ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 144, Location: 515 5TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 129, 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/

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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 US Highway 12), Best Western Baraboo Inn (725 West Pine Highway 12), 4 Winds Motel (S4090A US Highway 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).

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Baraboo:

Marital status in Baraboo, WI
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 15.1%

For population 25 years and over in Baraboo:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Baraboo
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Baraboo, WI (based on Sauk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,6188
Mainline Protestant10,74330
Evangelical Protestant7,49840
Other4363
None30,681-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
Wisconsin:

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

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.6%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
State:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Baraboo:

46.7%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Baraboo:

21.7%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.3%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Baraboo:

32.5%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

56.7%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Baraboo:

77.9%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Baraboo, WI Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 27$137,027$60,9010$0
Streets and Highways 14$56,610$48,5230$0
Parks and Recreation 7$28,890$49,52611$2,403
Police - Other 6$19,696$39,3925$1,993
Financial Administration 6$22,446$44,8920$0
Water Supply 6$26,010$52,0200$0
Other and Unallocable 5$19,251$46,2021$22
Other Government Administration 4$22,189$66,56710$3,533
Local Libraries 4$16,007$48,02117$22,212
Solid Waste Management 4$14,263$42,7890$0
Sewerage 4$16,390$49,1700$0
Firefighters 2$11,513$69,0780$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$7,694$46,1640$0
Judicial and Legal 1$6,719$80,6280$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 92$404,705$52,78844$30,163

Baraboo government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,439,000 ($200.51)
    Regular Highways: $245,000 ($20.14)
    Housing and Community Development: $89,000 ($7.32)
    Air Transportation: $78,000 ($6.41)
    Parking Facilities: $24,000 ($1.97)
    Libraries: $21,000 ($1.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000 ($0.41)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,290,000 ($270.47)
    Regular Highways: $2,237,000 ($183.90)
    Water Utilities: $2,127,000 ($174.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,541,000 ($126.69)
    Sewerage: $1,283,000 ($105.48)
    Libraries: $921,000 ($75.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $865,000 ($71.11)
    Central Staff Services: $634,000 ($52.12)
    General - Other: $558,000 ($45.87)
    Transit Utilities: $546,000 ($44.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $402,000 ($33.05)
    Health - Other: $262,000 ($21.54)
    Financial Administration: $212,000 ($17.43)
    Air Transportation: $157,000 ($12.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $145,000 ($11.92)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $145,000 ($11.92)
    General Public Buildings: $77,000 ($6.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $46,000 ($3.78)
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000 ($2.63)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $7,000 ($0.58)
    Parking Facilities: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $673,000 ($55.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $15,000 ($1.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,647,000 ($464.24)

Baraboo government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,424,000 ($117.07)
    Regular Highways: $664,000 ($54.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $164,000 ($13.48)
    Other: $82,000 ($6.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000 ($4.11)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $502,000 ($41.27)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $185,000 ($15.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $176,000 ($14.47)
    Interest Earnings: $175,000 ($14.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000 ($8.14)
    Donations From Private Sources: $91,000 ($7.48)
    Special Assessments: $71,000 ($5.84)
    Sale of Property: $20,000 ($1.64)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,440,000 ($118.38)
    Transit Utilities: $254,000 ($20.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,700,000 ($139.76)
    Highways: $701,000 ($57.63)
    Transit Utilities: $333,000 ($27.38)
    Other: $302,000 ($24.83)
    Education: $218,000 ($17.92)
  • Tax - Property: $8,452,000 ($694.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $204,000 ($16.77)
    Other: $175,000 ($14.39)
    Other License: $79,000 ($6.49)
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000 ($0.58)

Baraboo government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,362,000 ($1756.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,446,000 ($1680.86)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,040,000 ($249.92)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,181,000 ($179.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,124,000 ($174.61)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,990,000 ($163.60)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $191,000 ($15.70)

Baraboo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $522,000 ($42.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,783,000 ($1872.99)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $154,000 ($12.66)

6.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dane County, WI  1.37% ($55,187 average AGI)
from Columbia County, WI  0.86% ($41,316)
from Juneau County, WI  0.37% ($35,922)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,068 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dane County, WI  1.36% ($40,377 average AGI)
to Columbia County, WI  0.64% ($41,722)
to Juneau County, WI  0.45% ($35,944)
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

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Baraboo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 308ft / 93.7mTotal length
  • $1,018,000Total costs
  • 202,255Total average daily traffic
  • 5,237Total average daily truck traffic
  • 225,945Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Baraboo, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 112010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Baraboo, WI
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Baraboo)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 144 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Baraboo, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (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: 69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Baraboo)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Baraboo)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 34. The highest number of reported fires - 66 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Baraboo, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.5%), and Outside Fires (24.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Baraboo, WI
    • 28850.5%Structure Fires
    • 14124.7%Outside Fires
    • 9817.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 437.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Baraboo, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Baraboo, Wisconsin:

  • Park Plaza Baraboo, 630 W Pine St, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 , Phone: (800) 814-7000, Fax: (608) 356-0520
  • Best Western Baraboo Inn, 725 West Pne, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-1100, Fax: (608) 356-4585
  • Holiday Inn Express Wisconsin Dells, Wi, 1033 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 , Phone: (608) 253-3000, Fax: (608) 253-3001
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 750 W Pine St, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-8366, Fax: (608) 356-8824
  • Clarion Hotel And Convention Center, 626 W Pine St, Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913 , Phone: (608) 356-6422, Fax: (608) 356-0520
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Baraboo, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Baraboo, WI
  • 88.3%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Electricity
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Baraboo, WI
  • 54.4%Electricity
  • 42.9%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Baraboo compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Baraboo on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #61 (53913) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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