Barron County, Wisconsin facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Henry D. Barron|
|Largest city||Rice Lake|
|• Total||890 sq mi (2,300 km2)|
|• Land||863 sq mi (2,240 km2)|
|• Water||27 sq mi (70 km2) 3.0%%|
|• Density||53/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Barron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,870. Its county seat is Barron. The county was created in 1859 and later organized in 1874.
The county was created in 1859 as Dallas County (named after Vice President George M. Dallas), with the county seat located at Barron. It was renamed Barron County on March 4, 1869. The county took the name Barron in honor of Wisconsin lawyer and politician Henry D. Barron, who served as circuit judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Barron County was organized in 1874.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 890 square miles (2,300 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,240 km2) is land and 27 square miles (70 km2) (3.0%) is water.
- KRPD - Rice Lake Regional Airport serves Barron County.
- KUBE - Cumberland Municipal Airport is located three miles south of Cumberland.
- Y23 - Chetek Municipal–Southworth Airport also serves the county and surrounding communities.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 44,963 people, 17,851 households, and 12,352 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 20,969 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.4% were of German, 21.8% Norwegian and 5.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 17,851 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
- New Auburn (mostly in Chippewa County)
- Prairie Farm
- Turtle Lake (partly in Polk County)
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