Barron County, WI

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2022 Population
46,683
0.331% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.6
0.677% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
1.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,379
7.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,600
11.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Barron County, WI had a population of 46.7k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $59,379. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barron County, WI grew from 46,529 to 46,683, a 0.331% increase and its median household income grew from $55,256 to $59,379, a 7.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barron County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), Other (Hispanic) (1.62%), and White (Hispanic) (0.861%).

None of the households in Barron County, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in Barron County, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Barron County, WI was $182,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.3%.

Most people in Barron County, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Barron County, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barron County, WI is home to a population of 46.7k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.08% of Barron County, WI residents were born outside of the country (1.44k people).

In 2022, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.8k people) in Barron County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 814 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Barron County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barron County, WI was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barron County, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42.8k ± 118
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 216
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    814 ± 179
2.96%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2022, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42.8k people) in Barron County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 814 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.96% of the people in Barron County, WI are hispanic (1.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Barron County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.08%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.44k people
2.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people

As of 2022, 3.08% of Barron County, WI residents (1.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barron County, WI was 2.86%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,153 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    375 ± 96
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    306 ± 89

Barron County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barron County, WI employs 22.6k people. The largest industries in Barron County, WI are Manufacturing (4,713 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,224 people), and Retail Trade (2,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,125), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,167), and Public Administration ($61,875).

Occupations

22.6k
2022 Value
± 785
0.217%
1 Year growth
± 4.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barron County, WI grew at a rate of 0.217%, from 22.5k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barron County, WI, are Production Occupations (2,642 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,357 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,172 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barron County, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.6k
2022 Value
± 785
0.217%
1 Year growth
± 4.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barron County, WI grew at a rate of 0.217%, from 22.5k employees to 22.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barron County, WI, are Manufacturing (4,713 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,224 people), and Retail Trade (2,997 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barron County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Barron County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,908
Median earning men ± $1,380
$31,900
Median earning women ± $1,290

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,515), Information ($58,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,287).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($49,464), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,028), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($43,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 382
    Manufacturing
  2. 375
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 299
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barron County, WI went to Donald J. Trump with 62.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barron County, WI was $182,600 in 2022, which is 0.648 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,400 to $182,600, a 11.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Barron County, WI is 75.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barron County, WI have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barron County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barron County, WI is $59,379. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barron County, WI was Census Tract 8 with a value of $72,672, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $69,712 and $69,375.

Property

$182,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,792
$14,455
Median Property Taxes
±$567

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barron County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%
Homeownership
2022
64%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.3% of the housing units in Barron County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 1
  3. Census Tract 10.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barron County, WI was Census Tract 8 with a value of $72,672, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $69,712 and $69,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barron County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,379
Median Household Income
± $2,735
19.2k
Number of Households
± 690

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.2k households in Barron County, WI grew to $59,379 from the previous year's value of $55,256.

The following chart displays the households in Barron County, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barron County, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.7%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Barron County, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (7.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barron County, WI have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Barron County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barron County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barron County, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barron County, WI (5.4k out of 45.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barron County, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Barron County, WI has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barron County, WI see 905 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.14% increase from the previous year (886 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1455 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1156 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

905 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barron County, WI

Primary care physicians in Barron County, WI see an average of 905 patients per year. This represents a 2.14% increase from the previous year (886 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barron County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 16.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.38%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barron County, WI declined by 12% from 8.4% to 7.38%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 48.8 in Barron County, WI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.1% in Barron County, WI.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.92% in Barron County, WI.

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