Barron, WI Population

Population: 3,248. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,151 (-3.0% change)
Males: 1,569 (48.3%), Females: 1,679 (51.7%)

Barron County

Zip code: 54812

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $33,281
Median house value: $70,600

Races in Barron:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (38.3%), Norwegian (25.4%), Irish (9.6%), English (7.3%), Swedish (5.8%), United States (4.3%).

Elevation: 1115 feet

Land area: 2.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Barron

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barron city

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

2.4% Foreign born (1.0% Africa, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Oceania).

Population change in the 1990s: +267 (+9.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Barron:

  • BARRON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER MAYO (1222 E WOODLAND AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Barron:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Barron:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 46 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • DULUTH INTL (about 102 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
  • MINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN/ (about 102 miles; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Abbreviation: MSP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Barron:

  • BARRON MUNI (about 2 miles; BARRON, WI; Abbreviation: 9Y7)
  • RICE LAKE REGIONAL – CARL’S FIELD (about 6 miles; RICE LAKE, WI; Abbreviation: RPD)
  • CUMBERLAND MUNI (about 11 miles; CUMBERLAND, WI; Abbreviation: UBE)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barron:

  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 26 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 37 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 50 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 66 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • CENTURY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 84 miles; WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,381)
  • METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; ST PAUL, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)

Schools

Public high school in Barron:

  • BARRON HI (Students: 484; Location: 1050 E WOODLAND AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Barron:

  • GROWING LIGHTS CHRISTIAN ACADE (Students: 69; Location: 916 E DIVISION PO BOX 68; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Barron:

  • WOODLAND EL (Students: 460; Location: 808 E WOODLAND AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • RIVERVIEW MID (Students: 311; Location: 135 W RIVER AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RIDGELAND EL (Students: 85; Location: 100 W RIVER AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ALMENA EL (Students: 66; Location: 100 W RIVER AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Barron:

  • HILLCREST MENNONITE SCH (Students: 27; Location: 926 10 1/2 AVE; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • BARRON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 1446 15TH ST; Grades: 1 – 8)

Libraries

Library in Barron:

  • BARRON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $220,017; Location: 10 NORTH 3RD ST.; 29,089 books; 1,352 audio materials; 1,053 video materials; 114 serial subscriptions)