Barron County WI Information


Barron County Subdivisions

Barron County WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46,047
Population in Households 45,419
Population in Familes 36,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 628
Population Density1 53
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 19,304
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 12,637
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 23,910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,839 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,465 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,606 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $145,294
Average Home Value $180,716


Median Household Income $45,491
Average Household Income $58,524
Per Capita Income $24,692
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.06%
Households 0.11% 0.08%
Families 0.01% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Barron County WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barron County to the other 72 counties and county equivalents in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 60th
Population Density1 # 34 54th
Diversity Index2 # 45 39th
Median Household Income # 52 29th
Per Capita Income # 49 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.