Location of Barton, Wisconsin
|• Total||19.5 sq mi (50.4 km2)|
|• Land||19.2 sq mi (49.8 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)|
|Elevation||1,030 ft (314 m)|
|• Density||132.5/sq mi (51.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1582759|
Barton was originally called Salisbury's Mills, and later Newark. Barton was adopted as a name in 1853. The present name is for Barton Salisbury, who owned the land upon which the town is now situated.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.5 square miles (50.4 km²), of which, 19.2 square miles (49.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,546 people, 896 households, and 746 families residing in the town. The population density was 132.5 people per square mile (51.1/km²). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 47.8 per square mile (18.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.39% White, 0.16% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.
There were 896 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the town, the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $64,861, and the median income for a family was $69,730. Males had a median income of $43,245 versus $30,293 for females. The per capita income for the town was $26,039. None of the families and 1.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.
- William Caldwell, Representative who was a member of the 1st Wisconsin Legislature
- Joseph W. Holehouse, Wisconsin State Representative
- James R. Lewis, evangelist, businessman and former Republican member of the Assembly who was removed from office after being convicted of perjury.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Places". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Jul 29, 1980. pp. A3. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 41.
- Town of Barton information from Washington County website