Barre, VT

Barre profile

Living in Barre

Barre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,491 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Barre is the 13th largest community in Vermont. Much of the housing stock in Barre was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Barre is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Barre is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barre who work in sales jobs (14.37%), office and administrative support (13.16%), and management occupations (8.73%).

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.

In terms of college education, Barre is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.20% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Barre in 2018 was $27,985, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,940 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Barre include English, French, Irish, Italian, and French Canadian.

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