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Barton, Wisconsin
Location of Barton, Wisconsin
Location of Barton, Wisconsin
Country  United States
State  Wisconsin
County Washington
Incorporated 1848; 176 years ago (1848)
 • Total 19.5 sq mi (50.4 km2)
 • Land 19.2 sq mi (49.8 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
1,030 ft (314 m)
 • Total 2,546
 • Density 132.5/sq mi (51.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-05050
GNIS feature ID 1582759

Barton is a town in Washington County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,546 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Young America is located in the town.


Barton was originally called Salisbury's Mills, and later Newark. Barton was adopted as a name in 1853. The present name is for Barton Salisbury, who owned the land upon which the town is now situated.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.4 km²), of which, 19.2 square miles (49.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,546 people, 896 households, and 746 families residing in the town. The population density was 132.5 people per square mile (51.1/km2). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 47.8 per square mile (18.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.16% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 896 households, out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $64,861, and the median income for a family was $69,730. Males had a median income of $43,245 versus $30,293 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,039. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Notable people

  • William Caldwell, Representative who was a member of the 1st Wisconsin Legislature
  • Joseph W. Holehouse, Wisconsin State Representative
  • James R. Lewis, evangelist, businessman and former Republican member of the Assembly who was removed from office after being convicted of perjury.

See also

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