Barron County, Wisconsin
|Barron County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|• Total||890 sq mi (2,305 km2)|
|• Land||863 sq mi (2,235 km2)|
|• Water||27 sq mi (70 km2), 3.05%|
|• Density||52/sq mi (20/km²)|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 890 square miles (2,305.1 km2), of which 863 square miles (2,235.2 km2) is land and 27 square miles (69.9 km2) (3.05%) is water.
In 1865 Dallas County was organized with the county seat located at Barron. On 4 March 1869 Barron County was created by the renaming of Dallas County. The county had taken the name of Barron in the honor of Wisconsin lawyer and politician, Henry D. Barron, who served as Circuit Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.
- Washburn County – north
- Sawyer County – northeast
- Rusk County – east
- Chippewa County – southeast
- Dunn County – south
- St. Croix County – southwest
- Polk County – west
- Burnett County – northwest
|WI Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 44,963 people, 17,851 households, and 12,352 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 20,969 housing units at an average density of 24 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.81% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.4% were of German, 21.8% Norwegian and 5.3% Irish ancestry.
There were 17,851 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.
Cities, villages, and towns
- Graytown (partial)
- Twin Town
- Taken from Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992 p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Dictionary of Wisconsin History (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
History of Barron County, Wisconsin compiled by Franklin Curtiss-Wedge (H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co, 1922)
||Burnett County||Washburn County||Sawyer County|
|Polk County||Rusk County|
|St. Croix County||Dunn County||Chippewa County|