Barre is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 5,463 people and just one neighborhood, Barre is the 238th largest community in Massachusetts. Barre has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Barre isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barre are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barre is a town of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barre who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), management occupations (8.45%) and sales jobs (7.75%).
A relatively large number of people in Barre telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.14% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Barre is worth considering.
One downside of living in Barre, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.24 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Barre doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.