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Baraboo is a city in Sauk County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after one or both of the Baribeau brothers, who settled here.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Baraboo. For links to other places called Baraboo, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Baraboo is 43.471N. The longitude is -89.744W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 889 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,768.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Baraboo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sauk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53913 ZIP code.
39% of Baraboo residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baraboo ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baraboo was $19,304, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Baraboo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Baraboo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $897.
Libraries in Baraboo include Baraboo Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Baraboo include Baraboo News Republic
Sauk County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baraboo political report.
The average commute time for Baraboo workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Baraboo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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