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Welcome to Baraboo ...

The city of Baraboo is located in Sauk County<1> and is the County Seat for Sauk County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Baraboo has a population of 12,165 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Baraboo.

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

Baraboo is located in the (608) area code.

Websites for Baraboo ...

Official Website:   www.cityofbaraboo.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.baraboo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baraboo had an population of 12,165 people. This is an increase of 0.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.57% since the 2000 Census).

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).

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

Adding Baraboo to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Baraboo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Baraboo elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baraboo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Baraboo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Baraboo.

  • Portage [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Baraboo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,399 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portage have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
  • Reedsburg [Sauk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsburg
    • Reedsburg [Sauk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Baraboo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsburg
  • Prairie du Sac village [Sauk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Sac village
    • Prairie du Sac village [Sauk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Baraboo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,431 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie du Sac village
  • Sauk City [Sauk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sauk City
    • Sauk City [Sauk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Baraboo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,485 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sauk City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sauk City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lodi [Columbia County]
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      • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,316 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Lodi [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodi
      • Lodi [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,092 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodi have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodi
    • Wisconsin Dells [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisconsin Dells
      • Wisconsin Dells [Columbia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,992 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisconsin Dells
    • Lake Delton [Sauk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Delton
      • Lake Delton [Sauk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,987 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Delton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Delton
    • Pacific [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacific
      • Pacific [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pacific have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacific
    • Poynette [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poynette
      • Poynette [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Baraboo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poynette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poynette

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baraboo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baraboo.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baraboo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baraboo. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Baraboo.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baraboo: www.cityofbaraboo.com/

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Sauk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baraboo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baraboo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baraboo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 43.4747, Longitude: -89.7407    
<6>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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