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Welcome to Barron ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Barron has a population of 3,319 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Barron is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Barron: (715) and (534)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Barron had an population of 3,319 people. This is a decrease of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Barron had a population of 3,423 people (which is 7.46% of the total population of Barron County). This makes Barron the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Barron represents 0.06% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 257th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,423 people, the population of Barron increased 5.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,248 people).

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

Adding Barron to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Barron was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Barron ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Barron - they are located in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Barron.

Communities near Barron ...

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

  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Barron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,498 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Barron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,078 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
  • Stanley [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
    • Stanley [Barron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Barron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
  • Cumberland [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland
    • Cumberland [Barron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Barron
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,097 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Chetek [Barron County]
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      • Chetek [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,094 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chetek
    • Cameron [Barron County]
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      • Cameron [Barron County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • Chetek [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chetek
      • Chetek [Barron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chetek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chetek
    • Prairie Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Lake
      • Prairie Lake [Barron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Lake
    • Turtle Lake [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Barron County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Lake
    • Maple Grove [Barron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Barron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Barron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 972 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove

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 Barron. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barron.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Barron. 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 Barron.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Barron. See our Newspapers Page for Barron.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barron ...

Looking for more information about Barron? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Barron, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Barron.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barron. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.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 Barron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Barron.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barron - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<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- Barron) 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 Barron. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BarronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4013, Longitude: -91.8500    
<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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