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

The community of Barron is the Seat for Barron County.

Barron County was founded in 1859. Barron was created by taking area from and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Barron had a population of 45,591 people. This is an increase of 1.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 44,963 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Barron represented 0.84% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201045,870+2.02%+0.61% since 2009
200945,591+1.4%-0.14% since 2008
200845,656+1.54%+0.19% since 2007
200044,963The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Barron County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Barron County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rice Lake   8,3528,3200.38% increase  
Barron   3,0953,2484.71% decrease  
Rice Lake   2,9683,0261.92% decrease  
Stanley   2,3972,2297.54% increase  
Cumberland   2,2482,2801.4% decrease  

Websites for Barron County

Official Website:   www.co.barron.wi.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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