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Baraboo, Wisconsin

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Welcome to Baraboo ...

The city of Baraboo is located in Sauk County and is the County Seat for Sauk County.

The location of Baraboo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Baraboo refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Barabooian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Baraboo has a population of 12,164 people<3> (see below for details).

Baraboo is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Baraboo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Baraboo: (608)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baraboo had a population of 12,048 people (or 19.44% of the total population of Sauk County). This makes Baraboo the county's most populous community.

The population of Baraboo represents 0.21% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,048 people, the population of Baraboo increased 12.48% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,711 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Baraboo had an population of 12,164 people. This is an increase of 0.96% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.57% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Baraboo.

Communities near Baraboo ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Baraboo and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Lake Delton   [Map]   2,995   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,301   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lodi   [Map]   3,057   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Pacific   [Map]   2,733   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Portage   [Map]   10,473   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Poynette   [Map]   2,494   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Baraboo.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baraboo. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baraboo. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baraboo. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Baraboo:

Websites for Baraboo ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baraboo:

The official website for Sauk County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Baraboo refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Baraboo may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baraboo.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baraboo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baraboo) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baraboo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baraboo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baraboo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4686, Longitude: -89.7415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baraboo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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