West Baraboo, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Baraboo, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of West Baraboo had a population of 1,470 as of July 1, 2017. West Baraboo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Baraboo is located at latitude 43.4782 and longitude -89.7741 in Sauk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of West Baraboo (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sauk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 886 feet.

The Village of West Baraboo (GNIS ID: 1584398) 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 West Baraboo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,470
Daytime Population: Workers 813
Daytime Population: Residents 572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,385
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,469
Population in Familes 1,171
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,232
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $54,029
Average Household Income $69,015
Per Capita Income $27,835


Total Housing Units 674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 392 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 227 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $167,135
Average Home Value $196,120


Total Households 619
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 418
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 0.54% 0.64%
Households 0.55% 0.64%
Families 1.89% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

West Baraboo, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Baraboo 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 # 318 59th
Population Density # 174 78th
Diversity Index # 201 74th
Median Household Income # 394 49th
Per Capita Income # 340 56th

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