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The City of Barron had a population of 3,293 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barron: Quaderers Camp.

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Barron, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,293
Daytime Population: Workers 4,110
Daytime Population: Residents 1,616
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,726
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.74
Population in Households 3,130
Population in Familes 2,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 163
Population Density2 1,144
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $40,690
Average Household Income $53,738
Per Capita Income $22,573


Total Housing Units 1,536 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 751 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 620 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $101,856
Average Home Value $111,917


Total Households 1,371
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 813
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.53% -0.2%
Households -0.5% -0.21%
Families -0.27% -0.27%
Median Household Income   1.03%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

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, 2017 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 # 194 75th
Population Density # 201 74th
Diversity Index # 84 89th
Median Household Income # 703 9th
Per Capita Income # 665 14th

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