Barre, VT
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Barre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,746 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Barre is the 11th 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.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barre who work in office and administrative support (21.93%), sales jobs (8.76%), and management occupations (8.39%).

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.

The overall education level of Barre is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Barre in 2010 was $22,892, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,568 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 Irish, French , French Canadian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Barre is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Serbo-Croatian.