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Barron is a city in Barron County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Henry D. Barron, judge and legislator
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Barron. For links to other places called Barron, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Barron is 45.401N. The longitude is -91.848W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,308.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Barron demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barron 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 54812 ZIP code.
32% of Barron residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barron ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barron was $18,485, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Barron residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barron, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.
Libraries in Barron include Barron Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Barron include Barron News-Shield
Barron County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barron political report.
The average commute time for Barron workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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