Barton, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,637. Population change since 2000: +3.6%
 
Males: 1,365  (51.8%)
Females: 1,272  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53090.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $75,503 (it was $64,861 in 2000)
Barton:

$75,503
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,123 (it was $26,039 in 2000)

Barton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $224,681 (it was $161,800 in 2000)
Barton:

$224,681
WI:

$163,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $237,700; Detached houses: $259,223; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,376; In 2-unit structures: $122,669; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,604; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,641; Mobile homes: $36,104
  • Races in Barton, WI (2010)

    Barton races chart
    • 2,56397.2%White alone
    • 361.4%Hispanic
    • 160.6%Two or more races
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Barton: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (67.6%), Polish (11.6%), Irish (7.2%), French (5.3%), French Canadian (2.7%), English (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 19.2 square miles.

Population density: 137 people per square mile   (very low).

Barton,WI real estate house value index trend

Barton, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Barton:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barton town:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

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

Barton town:  1.4% ($2,295)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Barton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Milwaukee, WI (30.7 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (114.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: West Bend, WI (1.7 miles ), Kewaskum, WI (2.2 miles ), Trenton, WI (2.4 miles ), Allenton, WI (2.6 miles ), Addison, WI (2.7 miles ), Wayne, WI (2.8 miles ), Newburg, WI (2.9 miles ), Polk, WI (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $209,500
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $247,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $248,900
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $243,600
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $286,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $263,400
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $367,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,800
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $437,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $230,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.45 N, Longitude: 88.22 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Barton household income distribution Barton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +19 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Machinery (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (10%)
  • Personal and laundry services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Printing and related support activities (5%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Barton, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Barton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1996, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Barton town center injured 12 people and caused $40 million in damages.

On 4/4/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 53 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 142.3 miles away from Barton center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 320.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 282.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 344.9 miles away from Barton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 378.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Barton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Barton:

  • SAMARITAN HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WEST BEND, WI)
  • CEDAR COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WEST BEND, WI)
  • THE KATHY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WEST BEND, WI)
  • ST JOSEPH'S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF WEST BEND, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; WEST BEND, WI)
  • SAMARITAN'S CEDAR CROSSING SUBACUTE UNIT (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WESTBEND, WI)
  • HARDFORD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, WI)
  • HARTFORD HLTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; HARTFORD, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barton:

  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (about 21 miles; Mequon, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,253)
  • Marian University (about 25 miles; Fond Du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • Moraine Park Technical College (about 26 miles; Fond du Lac, WI; FT enrollment: 3,079)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 27 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • Cardinal Stritch University (about 27 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 3,595)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (about 32 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 24,196)
  • Carroll University (about 32 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)

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Notable location: Highview Farm (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Barton: Tree of Life Ministries Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Newark Cemetery (1), Old Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Smith Lake (A), Allis Lake (B), Lake Lenwood (C), 204 Reservoir (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.140. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.140
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.480. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.480
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.0106. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0106
U.S.:

0.0147
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  77.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

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

1.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

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

1.4%
Whole state:

3.7%
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Barton compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (50%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barton town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,94313
Evangelical Protestant25,50349
Mainline Protestant11,15730
Other5327
Orthodox281
None54,724-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Washington County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Washington County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Washington County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Here:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.5%
Wisconsin:

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

10.7%
State:

13.0%

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($174 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Milwaukee County, WI  1.31% ($43,070 average AGI)
from Waukesha County, WI  1.05% ($52,834)
from Ozaukee County, WI  0.45% ($59,864)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,772 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($78 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  1.12% ($34,830 average AGI)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.88% ($48,390)
to Ozaukee County, WI  0.43% ($46,766)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barton:

  • WBKV (1470 AM; 3 kW; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHBY (1150 AM; 25 kW; KIMBERLY, WI; Owner: WOODWARD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRRD (540 AM; 0 kW; JACKSON, WI; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barton:

  • WBWI-FM (92.5 FM; WEST BEND, WI; Owner: WEST BEND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGLB-FM (100.1 FM; PORT WASHINGTON, WI; Owner: STARBOARD MEDIA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSTM (91.3 FM; KIEL, WI; Owner: JUBILATION MINISTRIES INC)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WMDC (98.7 FM; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS, INC.)
  • WTKM-FM (104.9 FM; HARTFORD, WI; Owner: KETTLE MORAINE B/CTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFDL-FM (97.7 FM; LOMIRA, WI; Owner: RADIO PLUS OF FOND DU LAC, INC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXER (104.5 FM; PLYMOUTH, WI; Owner: RBH ENTERPRISES, INC. D/B/A YELLOW DOG BROADCASTING)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFMR (106.9 FM; BROOKFIELD, WI; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF MILWAUKEE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Barton:

  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WMMF-TV (Channel 68; FOND DU LAC, WI; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF WISCONSIN, A CALIFORNIA LTD PARTNRSHP)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 56m184ftTotal length
  • $1,300,000Total costs
  • 89,400Total average daily traffic
  • 4,052Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 81980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Barton, WI

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Barton)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Barton, 7579 Friendly Dr. (Lat: 43.464722 Lon: -88.207778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.3 m, Overall height: 89.9 m, Call Sign: WPWK394
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/05/2002, Expiration Date: 12/05/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012, Certifier: Kenneth R Meyers
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Barton Wt Tower, Lat: 43.437556 Lon: -88.185444, Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQJH835
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/2008, Expiration Date: 09/16/2018, Certifier: Mark E Dodge
    Registrant: Granite Wireless, Inc., 300 Industrial Dr, Random Lake, WI 53075, Phone: (920) 994-2388, Email:

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