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Barre, VT
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Barre profile

Living in Barre

Barre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,430 people and three associated neighborhoods, Barre is the 13th largest community in Vermont. Barre has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Also of interest is that Barre has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In terms of college education, Barre is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.55% of adults in Barre have a college degree.

The per capita income in Barre in 2018 was $33,285, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,140 for a family of four. However, Barre contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Barre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barre residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Barre include English, Irish, French, French Canadian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Barre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.