Barron, Wisconsin

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Population in 2014: 3,344 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.0%
 
Males: 1,748  (52.3%)
Females: 1,596  (47.7%)
Median resident age:  36.4 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 54812.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $42,981 (it was $33,281 in 2000)
Barron:

$42,981
WI:

$56,811

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,703 (it was $18,485 in 2000)

Barron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $88,156 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Barron:

$88,156
WI:

$173,200

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $98,348; Detached houses: $115,357; Mobile homes: $5,453

Median gross rent in 2016: $597.

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  • Races in Barron, WI (2010)

    Barron races chart
    • 2,92885.5%White alone
    • 2958.6%Black alone
    • 1033.0%Hispanic
    • 441.3%Two or more races
    • 280.8%American Indian alone
    • 240.7%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barron: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Somali (24.2%), Norwegian (15.2%), American (4.0%), Czech (3.3%), Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 2.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,211 people per square mile   (low).

Barron,WI real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Barron:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barron city:

  • Never married: 36.2%
  • Now married: 39.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

393 residents are foreign born (9.3% Africa, 2.0% Latin America).

This city:

11.7%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Barron, Wisconsin as of December 18, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Barron to the number of sex offenders is 102 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,916 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,411 (2.8%)

Barron satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (44.1 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (69.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (322.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cameron, WI (2.3 miles ), Stanfold, WI (2.7 miles ), Prairie Lake, WI (2.7 miles ), Arland, WI (2.7 miles ), Rice Lake, WI (2.9 miles ), Almena, WI (3.0 miles ), Dallas, WI (3.1 miles ), Chetek, WI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,400
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.40 N, Longitude: 91.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,747 (+51.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,055 (66.6%)

Area code: 715

Barron household income distribution Barron home values distribution

Crime rates in Barron by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2014 2015 2016
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1031234000
per 100,000 30.30.093.731.663.695.5128.90.00.00.0
Robberies 0002200000
per 100,000 0.00.00.063.263.60.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 9234221602
per 100,000 273.160.193.7126.563.663.632.2178.60.060.6
Burglaries 1312991077341
per 100,000 394.5360.4281.2284.5318.0222.7225.589.3120.330.3
Theft 39305133303128511
per 100,000 1,183.6900.91,593.31,043.3953.9986.3902.1148.930.130.3
Auto thefts 471031116001
per 100,000 121.4210.2312.494.8349.831.8193.30.00.030.3
Arson 0010000000
per 100,000 0.00.031.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.6) 151.483.4202.1138.8171.1146.7176.947.99.617.9

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

Crime rate in Barron detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Wisconsin average:

2.03
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +267 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (56%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (35%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Barron, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barron-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Barron city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barron-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from Barron center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 310.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 379.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 244.2 miles away from Barron center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 156.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barron County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Barron topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles C. McDonald - General.

Hospitals and medical centers in Barron:

  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - NORTHLAND, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1222 E WOODLAND AVE)
  • BARRON CARE AND REHAB (660 E BIRCH AVE)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - BARRON (1222 WOODLAND AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Barron:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barron:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 25 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 36 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 45 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 46 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 54 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Century College (about 61 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 68 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)

Public high schools in Barron:

Private high school in Barron:

  • GROWING LIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41, Location: 916 E DIVISION AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Barron:

Private elementary/middle schools in Barron:

  • BARRON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 30, Location: 1446 15TH ST, Grades: 1-8)
  • HILLCREST MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 926 10 1/2 AVE, Grades: 2-8)
See full list of schools located in Barron

Library in Barron:

  • BARRON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $378,695; Location: 10 N. 3RD ST.; 36,636 books; 4,723 e-books; 5,655 audio materials; 2,034 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 174 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Barron: Barron City Public Library (A), Barron - Maple Grove Fire Department (B), Baron City Hall (C), Baron Police Department (D), Baron County Courthouse (E), Baron County Jail (F), Barron Area Community Center (G), Jennie-O Grain Elevator (H), Baron Municipal Substation (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barron include: Evangelical Free Methodist Church (A), Foursquare Church (B), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (C), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Lutheran Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Salem Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wayside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Lake (A), Barron Flowage Number One 142 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Quaderer Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Barron: Becker Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Barron Motel & RV Campground (1521 East Division Avenue), Barron's First Ramblers Rest Motel (1492 East Division Avenue).

Courts: Barron County Government - Clerk Of Court- Traffic Division (330 East La Salle Rm 207), Barron County Government - Clerk Of Court- Small Claims Division (330 East La Salle Rm 207), Barron County Government - Clerk Of Court- Passport Information (330 East La Salle Rm 207), Circuit Court Judges Branch 1 (1420 State Highway 25 North), Barron County Government - Circuit Court- Branch 2 (330 East La Salle Rm 207), Barron County Government - Clerk Of Court- Criminal Division (330 East La Salle Rm 207), Barron County Government - Clerk Of Court- Civil Division (330 East La Salle Rm 207).

Barron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.9%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
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: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Barron in 2010:

  • 122 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Barron in 2000:

  • 60 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 46 people in nursing homes
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Barron, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Barron (2011 data):

  • Bank Mutual: Barron Branch at 1512 E Division Avenue, branch established on 1991/07/12. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,497.0 mil, Deposits: $2,046.0 mil, headquarters in Brown Deer, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 79 total offices
  • Sterling Bank: at 234 East La Salle Avenue, branch established on 1885/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $190.4 mil, Deposits: $170.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Wisconsin Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank and Trust: First National Bank And Trust at 436 East La Salle Avenue, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $46.8 mil, Deposits: $41.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Holdings, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Barron city (based on Barron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,83926
Catholic7,7648
Evangelical Protestant6,49242
Other9195
Orthodox--
None19,856-
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: 8
Barron County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Barron County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barron County:

28.2%
Wisconsin:

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

14.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Barron:

47.3%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

41.5%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Barron:

28.9
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Barron:

22.6%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.7%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
Wisconsin:

33.9%

General health condition:
Barron:

52.5%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Barron:

75.2%
State:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barron, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$7,300$43,8001$2,013
Other Government Administration 1$5,252$63,0240$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$4,470
Police Protection - Officers 6$26,986$53,9723$1,023
Police - Other 0$0 2$660
Streets and Highways 5$20,725$49,7400$0
Sewerage 3$12,797$51,1880$0
Water Supply 2$7,643$45,8580$0
Electric Power 4$22,001$66,0031$2,019
Local Libraries 4$12,823$38,4694$1,189
Other and Unallocable 1$2,613$31,3561$363
Totals for Government 28$118,140$50,63113$11,737

Barron government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $149,000 ($44.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $105,000 ($31.40)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($2.99)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.79)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,000 ($1.50)
    General: $4,000 ($1.20)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,752,000 ($1122.01)
    Police Protection: $445,000 ($133.07)
    Regular Highways: $434,000 ($129.78)
    Sewerage: $413,000 ($123.50)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($108.25)
    Libraries: $197,000 ($58.91)
    Fire Protection: $164,000 ($49.04)
    Parks & Recreation: $146,000 ($43.66)
    Central Staff Services: $119,000 ($35.59)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($28.71)
    Welfare - Other: $77,000 ($23.03)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($20.33)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($10.77)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($4.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($1.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($1.20)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.20)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.90)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($9.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($40.07)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $72,000 ($21.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $501,000 ($149.82)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($8.67)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,317,000 ($393.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.50)

Barron government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $374,000 ($111.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($39.47)
    All Other: $112,000 ($33.49)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($5.08)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($2.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $120,000 ($35.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($5.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $144,000 ($43.06)
    Interest Earnings: $86,000 ($25.72)
    Rents: $35,000 ($10.47)
    Special Assessments: $20,000 ($5.98)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,416,000 ($1021.53)
    Water Utilities: $375,000 ($112.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $873,000 ($261.06)
    Highways: $163,000 ($48.74)
    All Other: $25,000 ($7.48)
  • Tax - Property: $663,000 ($198.27)
    NEC: $55,000 ($16.45)

Barron government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $530,000 ($158.49)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($24.22)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,182,000 ($652.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $499,000 ($149.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,435,000 ($728.17)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($18.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $480,000 ($143.54)
    Other, NEC: $64,000 ($19.14)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $182,000 ($54.43)
    Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($14.95)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($5.68)

Barron government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,466,000 ($737.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($17.34)

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, WI  0.48% ($25,300 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($31,616)
from Washburn County, WI  0.38% ($25,083)


5.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.52% ($27,622 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.47% ($27,404)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.35% ($35,123)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barron:

  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WJMC (1240 AM; 1 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WXCE (1260 AM; 5 kW; AMERY, WI; Owner: LAKE COUNTRY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barron:

  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WLMX-FM (104.9 FM; BALSAM LAKE, WI; Owner: QUARNSTROM MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WWJP-LP (101.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: MEADOW CREEK CHRISTIAN RADIO CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Barron:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
Barron fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Barron fatal accident list:

Feb 1, 2001 07:52 AM, E Division Ave, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 29, 2000 11:11 PM, Us-8, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 29, 1999 12:42 AM, Us-8, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 21, 1988 07:35 PM, Local St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 21m69ftTotal length
  • $2,070,000Total costs
  • 44,602Total average daily traffic
  • 1,360Total average daily truck traffic
  • 48,452Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Barron)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Barron, WI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • JUSTICE CENT, 1420 State Hwy 25 North (Lat: 45.409694 Lon: -91.850806), Type: Bant, Structure height: 10 m, Overall height: 13.6 m, Call Sign: WQKX485
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019, Certifier: Gay RadosevichRegistrant: County Of Barron, 1420 North Highway 25, Barron, WI 54812, Phone: (715) 637-6703, Email:
  • COURTHOUSE, 127 S. 4th Street (Lat: 45.399222 Lon: -91.852500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQKX486
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHzGrant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019, Certifier: Gay RadosevichRegistrant: County Of Barron, 1420 North Highway 25, Barron, WI 54812, Phone: (715) 637-6703, Email:
  • BARRON DT, 1216 Memorial Drive (Lat: 45.396056 Lon: -91.841111), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.8 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQSE410
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • BARRON, 11 - 11 3/4 Street (Lat: 45.373056 Lon: -91.923056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 150.9 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WQUN300
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 08/22/2014, Expiration Date: 08/22/2024, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • BARRON WI, 1 Mi S & 0.5 Mi W Of (Lat: 45.385778 Lon: -91.867944), Overall height: 81.7 m, Call Sign: WEE778
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 861-6899, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Barron)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Barron)

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

BARRON LIGHT & WATER DEPT (Address: 1303 E. DIVISION STREET , Population served: 3,423, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Vinyl chloride. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif issued (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-29-2010)
WI DNR WAYSIDE W-3-2 (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (SEP-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Public Notif issued (SEP-20-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-20-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-14-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-14-2005), St Public Notif issued (JUL-15-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-10-2005)

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

  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM NORTHLAND-CAMERON CLINC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM NORTHLAND-PRAIRIE FARM CLINIC (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PETERS PARISH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
Businesses in Barron, WI
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1

Barron compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
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  • #50 (54812) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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