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Population in 2010: 769. Population change since 2000: +26.1%
Males: 406  (52.8%)
Females: 363  (47.2%)

Median resident age:  60.6 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54873.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,631 (it was $28,250 in 2000)
Barnes:

$36,631
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,081

Barnes town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $178,502 (it was $101,000 in 2000)
Barnes:

$178,502
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $207,568; Detached houses: $214,019; Townhouses or other attached units: $256,099; Mobile homes: $130,610

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Barnes races chart
  • White alone - 755 (98.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Barnes: 186.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (33.0%), Irish (15.9%), Swedish (13.1%), English (11.6%), Polish (10.0%), Norwegian (9.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 117.5 square miles.

Population density: 6.5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Barnes:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barnes town:

  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Barnes town:  1.3% ($1,288)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (42.4 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (123.1 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (364.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Drummond, WI (3.4 miles ), Delta, WI (3.6 miles ), Gordon, WI (3.7 miles ), Hughes, WI (3.8 miles ), Cable, WI (3.8 miles ), Solon Springs, WI (3.9 miles ), Lake Nebagamon, WI (3.9 miles ), Iron River, WI (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 46.33 N, Longitude: 91.51 W

Area code: 715

Barnes household income distribution Barnes home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.5%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +136 (+28.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Repair and maintenance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)

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

 
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Tornado activity:

Barnes-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1953, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Barnes town center killed 4 people and injured 27 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/2001, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 41.3 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bayfield County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Political contributions by individuals in Barnes, WI

Local government website: www.barnes-wi.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barnes:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 39 miles; Superior, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,160)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 43 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 9,823)
  • Lake Superior College (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 44 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,184)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 104 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 107 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 107 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)

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Notable locations in Barnes: Smoky Hill Fire Tower (A), Barnes Townhall (B), Barnes Ambulance Service (C), Barnes Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ole Lake (A), Pickerel Lake (B), Robinson Lake (C), Shunenberg Lake (D), Smith Lake (E), Sweet Lake (F), Sand Bar Lake (G), Tars Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Hills Mill Creek (B), West Fork Totagatic River (C), Tars Creek (D), Mulligan Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Bayfield 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 Barnes and their reported violations in the past:

NORTHWOODS TAP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Other (DEC-13-2005)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
MAKIS PLACE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (NOV-23-2004)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Average household size:
This town:  1.9 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  3.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

16.1%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.1%
Whole state:

3.7%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Barnes, WI

Barnes compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Barnes (2011 data):

  • State Bank of Drummond: Barnes Branch at 50490 State Highway 27, branch established on 1979/07/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.6 mil, Deposits: $33.3 mil, headquarters in Drummond, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Drummond Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (85%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Barnes town (based on Bayfield County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.02%
Here39.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaBaptist General ConferenceUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents50.1%22.9%6.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations28.1%18.8%9.4%6.3%6.3%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran CongregationsOther
Adherents3.6%2.3%2.2%1.5%2.7%
Congregations6.3%6.3%3.1%6.3%9.4%
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: 5
Bayfield County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Bayfield County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

26.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bayfield County:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Bayfield County:

27.6%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.0%

5.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,720 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ashland County, WI  1.04% ($38,048 average AGI)
from Douglas County, WI  0.42% ($54,120)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.20% ($72,917)


5.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,590 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ashland County, WI  1.22% ($23,356 average AGI)
to Douglas County, WI  0.73% ($33,545)
to St. Louis County, MN  0.30% ($26,556)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barnes:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barnes:

  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WNXR (107.3 FM; IRON RIVER, WI; Owner: GERALD J. HACKMAN)
  • WHSM-FM (101.1 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WEGZ (105.9 FM; WASHBURN, WI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)
  • WRLS-FM (92.3 FM; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: VACATIONLAND BROADCASTER, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barnes:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $197,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,670
Total average daily truck traffic: 171
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 3,070

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Barnes)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • .2 Miles South Of Intersection Kelly Lake Road/Co Hwy A (Lat: 46.355000 Lon: -91.427500), Call Sign: WPER323
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.465 MHz, 159.600 MHz, 159.675 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2004, Expiration Date: 04/15/2014
    Registrant: Granite Electronics, Inc., 535 N 31 Ave, St Cloud, MN 56303, Phone: (320) 252-1887, Fax: (320) 259-5997, Email:
  • E. Beauregard Road, Douglas County, Barnes, Wi 54873 (Lat: 46.332139 Lon: -91.570556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPVN456
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.370 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2012, Expiration Date: 07/19/2022, Certifier: Keith Kesler
    Registrant: Douglas County Emergency Management, 1316 N 14th Street, Superior, WI 54880, Phone: (715) 395-1391, Fax: (715) 395-1398, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB9JX, Licensee ID: L01051047
    Grant Date: 08/11/2005, Expiration Date: 09/22/2014, Certifier: Rodney W Berg
    Registrant: Rodney W Berg, 55780 Island Drive, Barnes, WI 54873
  • Call Sign: KC9MWF, Licensee ID: L01366558
    Grant Date: 02/06/2008, Expiration Date: 02/06/2018, Certifier: Brock R Friermood
    Registrant: Brock R Friermood, 3580 Co Hwy N, Barnes, WI 54873
  • Call Sign: KC9MWG, Licensee ID: L01366559
    Grant Date: 02/06/2008, Expiration Date: 02/06/2018, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2012, Certifier: Brett W Friermood
    Registrant: Brett W Friermood, 3580 Co Hwy N, Barnes, WI 54873
  • Call Sign: KC9PPI, Licensee ID: L01485078
    Grant Date: 04/22/2009, Expiration Date: 04/22/2019, Certifier: Gregg A Friermood
    Registrant: Gregg A Friermood, 3580 County Hwy N, Barnes, WI 54873
  • Call Sign: KC9PPJ, Licensee ID: L01485079
    Grant Date: 04/22/2009, Expiration Date: 04/22/2019, Certifier: Brandon T Friermood
    Registrant: Brandon T Friermood, 3580 County Hwy N, Barnes, WI 54873
  • Call Sign: KQ9N, Previous Call Sign: KC9MWG, Licensee ID: L01366559
    Grant Date: 04/17/2012, Expiration Date: 04/17/2022, Certifier: Brett W Friermood
    Registrant: Brett W Friermood, 3580 Co Hwy N, Barnes, WI 54873


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

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