Barron, Wisconsin

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Population in 2017: 3,318 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.2%
 
Males: 1,661  (50.1%)
Females: 1,657  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

35.2 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54812.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,141 (it was $33,281 in 2000)
Barron:

$39,141
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,132 (it was $18,485 in 2000)

Barron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $86,861 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Barron:

$86,861
WI:

$178,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $90,203; detached houses: $111,875; mobile homes: $7,116

Median gross rent in 2017: $639.

March 2019 cost of living index in Barron: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.0%
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  • Races in Barron, WI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Barron, Wisconsin as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Barron is 86 to 1.


Crime rates in Barron by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(93.7)
1
(31.6)
2
(63.6)
3
(95.5)
4
(128.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(63.2)
2
(63.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(93.7)
4
(126.5)
2
(63.6)
2
(63.6)
1
(32.2)
6
(178.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(60.6)
1
(30.4)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(281.2)
9
(284.5)
10
(318.0)
7
(222.7)
7
(225.5)
3
(89.3)
4
(120.3)
1
(30.3)
4
(121.4)
1
(30.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
51
(1,593)
33
(1,043)
30
(953.9)
31
(986.3)
28
(902.1)
5
(148.9)
1
(30.1)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(312.4)
3
(94.8)
11
(349.8)
1
(31.8)
6
(193.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)202.1138.8171.1146.7176.947.99.617.914.62.1

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City-data.com crime index in Barron, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (27.9%), Norwegian (18.9%), Somali (14.6%), American (3.5%), African (3.0%), Czech (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 2.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,202 people per square mile   (low).

Barron, Wisconsin map

291 residents are foreign born (6.3% Africa, 2.1% Latin America).

This city:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

4.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Barron city:

1.9% ($1,311)
Wisconsin:

2.0% ($2,245)

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 )

Latitude: 45.40 N, Longitude: 91.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,662 (+49.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 993 (65.0%)

Area code: 715

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

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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $317,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Barron, WI residents
Average permit cost in Barron, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Wisconsin:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +267 (+9.0%).
Most common industries in Barron, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (21.4%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (23.4%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.5%)
  • Food (19.1%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Barron, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (6.2%)
  • Carpenters (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Food processing workers (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Child care workers (4.3%)

Average climate in Barron, Wisconsin

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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 the city 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

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Charles C. McDonald - General.

Barron 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 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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Barron:

Marital status in Barron, WI
  • Never married: 36.7%
  • Now married: 41.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

For population 25 years and over in Barron:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Wisconsin average:

10.4

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

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Religion statistics for Barron, WI (based on Barron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

8.5%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barron County:

14.1%
Wisconsin:

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

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $151,000 ($45.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($27.73)
    Health - Other: $53,000 ($15.97)
    Parking Facilities: $19,000 ($5.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,495,000 ($1957.50)
    Water Utilities: $653,000 ($196.81)
    Police Protection: $649,000 ($195.60)
    Regular Highways: $549,000 ($165.46)
    Sewerage: $492,000 ($148.28)
    Libraries: $398,000 ($119.95)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($53.65)
    General - Other: $142,000 ($42.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($41.59)
    Local Fire Protection: $109,000 ($32.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $58,000 ($17.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $52,000 ($15.67)
    Financial Administration: $27,000 ($8.14)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($4.52)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($4.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($4.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $10,000 ($3.01)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.90)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($40.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($13.86)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($8.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($7.53)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,646,000 ($496.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $539,000 ($162.45)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($39.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $35,000 ($10.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($8.44)
    Other: $7,000 ($2.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $53,000 ($15.97)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $587,000 ($176.91)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($10.55)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $316,000 ($95.24)
    Special Assessments: $116,000 ($34.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $92,000 ($27.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $43,000 ($12.96)
    Interest Earnings: $35,000 ($10.55)
    Rents: $22,000 ($6.63)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,800,000 ($1748.04)
    Water Utilities: $476,000 ($143.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $764,000 ($230.26)
    Highways: $158,000 ($47.62)
    Education: $63,000 ($18.99)
    Other: $6,000 ($1.81)
  • Tax - Property: $1,172,000 ($353.22)
    Other: $35,000 ($10.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000 ($5.42)
    Other License: $4,000 ($1.21)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,784,000 ($1140.45)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,426,000 ($1032.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $359,000 ($108.20)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,083,000 ($2134.72)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $64,000 ($19.29)

5.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
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 Polk County, WI  0.44% ($34,012 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($40,653)
from Washburn County, WI  0.37% ($34,563)


5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
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 Eau Claire County, WI  0.48% ($40,226 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.48% ($33,860)
to Washburn County, WI  0.43% ($36,470)
Businesses in Barron, WI
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1La-Z-Boy1
Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Barron fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 95ft / 28.8mTotal length
  • $2,309,000Total costs
  • 51,941Total average daily traffic
  • 1,526Total average daily truck traffic
  • 60,052Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Barron, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Barron, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019, Certifier: Gay Radosevich, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2009, Expiration Date: 10/16/2019, Certifier: Gay Radosevich, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2013, Expiration Date: 09/10/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 08/22/2014, Expiration Date: 08/22/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S. Akard St. Rm. 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/02/2012, Expiration Date: 07/09/2022, Registrant: 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:

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

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 10. The highest number of fire incidents - 27 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Barron, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (39.8%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (20.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Barron, WI
    • 6439.8%Structure Fires
    • 3320.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3320.5%Other
    • 3119.3%Outside Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Barron, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Barron, WI
  • 86.3%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Electricity
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Barron, WI
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 41.1%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood


Barron compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Barron on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Africa (population 500+)"
  • #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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