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. 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.
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 (21.39%), sales jobs (8.36%), and management occupations (8.02%).
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 population of Barre overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Barre, 21.05% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Barre in 2010 was $22,298, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,192 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 French , Irish, French Canadian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Barre is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Vietnamese.