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Barton is a town in Washington County, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area.
The community was named after Barton Salisbury, founder
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Barton. For links to other places called Barton, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Barton is 43.443N. The longitude is -88.18W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,546.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Barton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Washington County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Milwaukee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53040 ZIP code.
58% of Barton residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barton was $26,039, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Barton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Barton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,210.
Washington County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Barton political report.
The average commute time for Barton workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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