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Barron, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Barron had a population of 3,323 as of July 1, 2016. Barron ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barron is located at latitude 45.4022 and longitude -91.8444 in Barron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barron (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Barron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,109 feet.

The City of Barron (GNIS ID: 1582755) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barron: Quaderers Camp.

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


Total Population 3,323
Population in Households 3,152
Population in Familes 2,362
Population in Group Qrtrs 171
Population Density1 1,155
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,386
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 822
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,526 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 775 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 611 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $97,511
Average Home Value $106,677


Median Household Income $39,214
Average Household Income $50,160
Per Capita Income $21,164
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.25%
Households -0.41% -0.28%
Families -0.14% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barron to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 192 75th
Population Density1 # 201 74th
Diversity Index2 # 101 87th
Median Household Income # 674 13th
Per Capita Income # 678 13th

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