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Barron, Wisconsin
Stebbins House, 130 E. Division Ave.
Stebbins House, 130 E. Division Ave.
Location of Barron in Barron County, Wisconsin.
Location of Barron in Barron County, Wisconsin.
Country United States
State  Wisconsin
County Barron
Area
 • Total 3.00 sq mi (7.77 km2)
 • Land 2.92 sq mi (7.55 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.22 km2)
Elevation
1,109 ft (338 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,423
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,322
 • Density 1,139.62/sq mi (439.94/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
54812
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-04875
GNIS feature ID 1561202

Barron is a city in Barron County (of which it is the county seat), in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The population was 3,423 at the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by the Town of Barron.

Geography

Barron is located at 45°24′1″N 91°50′52″W / 45.40028°N 91.84778°W / 45.40028; -91.84778 (45.400527, -91.847948).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.96 square miles (7.67 km2), of which, 2.88 square miles (7.46 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 183
1890 829 353.0%
1900 1,493 80.1%
1910 1,449 −2.9%
1920 1,623 12.0%
1930 1,863 14.8%
1940 2,059 10.5%
1950 2,355 14.4%
1960 2,338 −0.7%
1970 2,337 0.0%
1980 2,595 11.0%
1990 2,986 15.1%
2000 3,248 8.8%
2010 3,423 5.4%
2019 (est.) 3,322 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 3,423 people, 1,422 households and 829 families living in the city. The population density was 1,188.5 inhabitants per square mile (458.9/km2). There were 1,526 housing units at an average density of 529.9 per square mile (204.6/km2). The racial makeup was 87.2% White, 8.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.

There were 1,422 households, of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age was 39.1 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Notable people

  • John Anderson, Wisconsin State Senator
  • James R. Beckwith, Wisconsin state legislator and farmer
  • Ray R. Clark, Mayor of Long Beach, California
  • Wallace Jerome, turkey industry innovator
  • Chris Kroeze, runner-up on season 15 of The Voice
  • Charles C. McDonald, United States Air Force General
  • Jonathan J. Smith, Wisconsin state legislator and mayor of Barron
  • Charles Simeon Taylor, Wisconsin state legislator and lawyer
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