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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Barron County is located in Wisconsin with a population of 45,252. In Barron County, most residents own their homes. In Barron County there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Barron County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Barron County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Barron County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    118.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    112.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    150.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,226.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    87.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Barron County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,903
National
$55,322

Barron County Reviews

1 review
Barron County is a nice and friendly county. There are several towns with tons of things to do, including but not limited to; golfing, fishing, camping, skiing, and snowmobiling. In the summer, traffic gets a bit crazy with all the tourists. Rice Lake is the most well-known town in the county. It has several schools, restaurants, bars, shopping centers, and entertainment.
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