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Barron

Barron, Wisconsin

  •   State: 
    Wisconsin
      County: 
    Barron County
      City: 
    Barron
      County FIPS: 
    55005
      Coordinates: 
    45°24′2″N 91°50′53″W
      Area total: 
    3.00 sq mi (7.77 km²)
      Area land: 
    2.92 sq mi (7.55 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.08 sq mi (0.22 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,109 ft (338 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    45,4017
      Longitude: 
    -91,862
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    54812
      GMAP: 

    Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,128
      Population density: 
    1,139.62 residents per square mile of area (439.94/km²)
      Household income: 
    $36,741
      Households: 
    1,411
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.50%
      Income taxes: 
    6.75%

Barron is located at 45°241N 91°5052W (45.400527, -91.847948) It is the county seat of Barron County, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city is surrounded by the Town of Barron. At the 2010 census, there were 3,423 people, 1,422 households and 829 families living in the city. The population was 87.2% White, 8.8% African American, 0.7% Asian, and 1.7%. The city has a total area of 2.96 square miles (7.67 km²), of which, 2.88 square miles is land and 0.08 square mile (0.21 km²) is water. It was originally named Quaderer's Camp after local lumber foreman John Quaderer, the name was changed to Barron in honor of Henry D. Barron after the location became the county Seat. State Senator Notable James Anderson, a Republican, was born in Barron and served as mayor of the city from 1987 to 1989. He is now a member of the Wisconsin National Guard and the Wisconsin State Assembly. He served as the mayor of Barron from 1989 to 1991. He was also the mayor from 1991 to 1998, when he was elected to the state legislature for a third time. He has served as a U.N. special envoy for the United Nations' International Commission on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICRED) since 2000.

History

Barron is the primary city name, but also Poskin are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Barron, Wisconsin. Originally named Quaderer's Camp after local lumber foreman John Quaderer, the name was changed to Barron in honor of Henry D. Barron after the location became the county seat of Barron County, besting Rice Lake. The town is located on the banks of the Barron River, which was once a tributary of the Little Rappahannock River. It has a population of about 2,000, making it one of the smallest towns in the state. It is the only town in Barron County to be named after a former president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, who died in office in 1961. It was also the first town to be known as the home of the U.S. Army's 7th Cavalry, which served in World War I and World War II. It also was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in 1864. The city's name is still used as a tourist destination today, especially in the town of Barron, which is located in the Barron County portion of the county.

Geography

Barron is located at 45°241N 91°5052W (45.400527, -91.847948).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.96 square miles (7.67 km²) of which, 2.88 square miles is land and 0.21 km² is water. The city is located along U.N. Highway 8 and Wisconsin Highway 25. It has a population of 2,816. The town is located on the Wisconsin River, which flows through the city. It is the only town in the state to be named after a former president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who died in office in 1868. It was named after the town of Barron, Wisconsin, which was founded in 1808. The current mayor ofron is John Barron, who was elected in 2010. The mayor of Barron is a former mayor of the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was re-elected in 2012 and again in 2014. He served as mayor from 2010 to 2014, when he was elected to a second term. He is currently serving a third term. The U. S. Senate seat in Barron was created in 2010, and was created from a seat that had been created in the early 1990s. The seat was created when the city was named for the former mayor, who served from 1808 to 1914. The state of Wisconsin was once known as Waukegan, Wisconsin and was part of the Wisconsin Territory.

Demographics

At the 2010 census, there were 3,423 people, 1,422 households and 829 families living in the city. There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 529.9 per square mile (204.6/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 87.2% White, 8.8% African American, 0.8%. Native American,0.7% Asian, and 1.7%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population. The median household income was $33,281 and the median family Income was $40,401. About 5.6% of families and 9.2%. of the residents were below the poverty line, including 6.7. of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was2.88. The gender makeup was 50.9% male and 49.1% female. The population density was 1,188.5 inhabitants per squaremile (458.9/ km²). The median age was 39.1 years. For every 100 females, there are 93.4 males. For each 100 females over the age of 18 and over, there is 89.5 males. The city's population was 3,248 at the 2000 census, with 1,442 housing units. It has a population density of 1,176.7 per square inch (454.4/km 2).

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin = 88. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 73. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Barron = 3.1 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,128 individuals with a median age of 39.5 age the population dropped by -0.89% in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,139.62 residents per square mile of area (439.94/km²). There are average 2.19 people per household in the 1,411 households with an average household income of $36,741 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.20% of the available work force and has dropped -2.12% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.56%. The number of physicians in Barron per 100,000 population = 178.2.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Barron = 31.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 46 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 107. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 185. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and -0.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 55, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin which are owned by the occupant = 58.27%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 38 years with median home cost = $89,600 and home appreciation of -1.13%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $17.92 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $5,860 per student. There are 14 students for each teacher in the school, 396 students for each Librarian and 311 students for each Counselor. 6.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.04% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.23% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Barron's population in Barron County, Wisconsin of 1,493 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,76-fold to 1,128 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.21% female residents and 48.79% male residents live in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin.

    As of 2020 in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin are married and the remaining 50.09% are single population.

  • 16.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Barron require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.99% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.87% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 5.09% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin, 58.27% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.40% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.34% are vacant.

  • The 59.61% of the population in Barron, Barron County, Wisconsin who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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