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Population in 2012: 3,398 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 

Males: 1,704  (50.2%)
Females: 1,694  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  39.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54812.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,170 (it was $33,281 in 2000)
Barron:

$35,170
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,582

Barron city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $90,713 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Barron:

$90,713
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,925; Detached houses: $104,969; Townhouses or other attached units: $114,265; Mobile homes: $38,667

Median gross rent in 2012: $551.

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  • White alone - 2,928 (85.5%)
  • Black alone - 295 (8.6%)
  • Hispanic - 103 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 44 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 28 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 24 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Barron: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Norwegian (15.6%), Irish (7.4%), English (6.2%), United States (5.0%), Swedish (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1887

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 2.76 square miles.

Population density: 1,231 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Barron:

  • High school or higher: 78.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barron city:

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

169 residents are foreign born (3.1% Africa).

This city:  4.9%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,096 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,018 (2.2%)

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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
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $229,400
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.40 N, Longitude: 91.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,775 (+51.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 837 (56.0%)

Area code: 715

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Crime rates in Barron by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01031234
per 100,000 0.030.30.093.731.663.695.5128.9
Robberies 00002200
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.063.263.60.00.0
Assaults 49234221
per 100,000 122.3273.160.193.7126.563.663.632.2
Burglaries 61312991077
per 100,000 183.4394.5360.4281.2284.5318.0222.7225.5
Thefts 8039305133303128
per 100,000 2445.71183.6900.91593.31043.3953.9986.3902.1
Auto thefts 5471031116
per 100,000 152.9121.4210.2312.494.8349.831.8193.3
Arson 00010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.031.20.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.1) 136.7151.783.6187.5128.7158.7136.0164.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Barron, Wisconsin accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +267 (+9.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Barron-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 40% greater 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barron County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Charles C. McDonald - General.


Hospitals/medical centers in Barron:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Barron, WI

Airports and heliports located in Barron:


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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barron:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 37 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 45 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 46 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 54 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 61 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 68 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Bethel University (about 69 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,411)

Public high schools in Barron:

Private high school in Barron:

  • GROWING LIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 47; Location: 916 E DIVISION AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Barron:

Private elementary/middle schools in Barron:

  • HILLCREST MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 41; Location: 926 10 1/2 AVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
  • CRIST MILLER (Students: 35; Location: 1808 12 1/2 ST; Grades: 1 - 8)
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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

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

BARRON LIGHT & WATER DEPT (Population served: 3319, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-25-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1999)
  • 21 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.4%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.5% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Barron, WI

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 compared to Wisconsin state average:

Barron, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Barron travel time to work - commute


Barron mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents33.2%31.4%9.2%7.7%3.2%
Congregations21.3%11.3%10.0%10.0%2.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.5%1.5%1.5%1.2%9.5%
Congregations3.8%1.3%3.8%3.8%32.5%
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: 8
Barron County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barron County:

28.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$11,331$45,3241$578
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,587
Police Protection - Officers 7$30,476$52,2453$2,094
Police - Other 0$0 3$1,506
Streets and Highways 5$18,666$44,7980$0
Welfare 1$2,345$28,1401$257
Sewerage 3$11,546$46,1841$677
Water Supply 2$7,242$43,4520$0
Electric Power 4$18,841$56,5230$0
Local Libraries 4$10,747$32,2412$894
Totals for Government 29$111,194$46,01112$7,593

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $149,000 ($43.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $105,000 ($30.90)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($2.94)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($1.77)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $5,000 ($1.47)
    General: $4,000 ($1.18)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,752,000 ($1104.18)
    Police Protection: $445,000 ($130.96)
    Regular Highways: $434,000 ($127.72)
    Sewerage: $413,000 ($121.54)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($106.53)
    Libraries: $197,000 ($57.98)
    Fire Protection: $164,000 ($48.26)
    Parks & Recreation: $146,000 ($42.97)
    Central Staff Services: $119,000 ($35.02)
    General - Other: $96,000 ($28.25)
    Welfare - Other: $77,000 ($22.66)
    Financial Administration: $68,000 ($20.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000 ($10.59)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($4.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($1.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($1.18)
    Health Services - Other: $4,000 ($1.18)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($0.88)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($9.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $134,000 ($39.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $72,000 ($21.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $501,000 ($147.44)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($8.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,317,000 ($387.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.47)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $374,000 ($110.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($38.85)
    All Other: $112,000 ($32.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($5.00)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($2.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $120,000 ($35.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $20,000 ($5.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $144,000 ($42.38)
    Interest Earnings: $86,000 ($25.31)
    Rents: $35,000 ($10.30)
    Special Assessments: $20,000 ($5.89)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,416,000 ($1005.30)
    Water Utilities: $375,000 ($110.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $873,000 ($256.92)
    Highways: $163,000 ($47.97)
    All Other: $25,000 ($7.36)
  • Tax - Property: $663,000 ($195.11)
    NEC: $55,000 ($16.19)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $530,000 ($155.97)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($23.84)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,182,000 ($642.14)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $499,000 ($146.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,435,000 ($716.60)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($18.25)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $480,000 ($141.26)
    Other, NEC: $64,000 ($18.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $182,000 ($53.56)
    Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($14.71)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($5.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,466,000 ($725.72)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $58,000 ($17.07)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
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 Polk County, WI  0.46% ($32,859 average AGI)
from Washburn County, WI  0.42% ($21,526)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.31% ($34,561)


5.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Eau Claire County, WI  0.48% ($23,830 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.45% ($23,988)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($38,732)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Barron, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 6
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 4
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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 drivers: 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
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $203,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,353
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 36,172

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

38 (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:

3
  • 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 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

Businesses in Barron, WI
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Dairy Queen1McDonald's1
FedEx1Subway1
La-Z-Boy1
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