Barre is a somewhat small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 8,528 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Barre is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (12.77%), office and administrative support (12.59%), and management occupations (7.82%).
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, 23.66% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Barre in 2018 was $24,945, which is low income relative to Vermont, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,780 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, English, French, French Canadian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Barre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.