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Barre, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of Barre is the 6th largest city in Vermont with a population of 8,800 as of July 1, 2016. Barre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barre is located at latitude 44.1991 and longitude -72.508 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barre (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Barre (GNIS ID: 1462035) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barre: Barre City.

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Barre, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,800
Population in Households 8,602
Population in Familes 5,879
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 2,230
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 4,023
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,097
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,522 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,857 (41.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,166 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 499 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $148,717
Average Home Value $160,703


Median Household Income $38,326
Average Household Income $49,020
Per Capita Income $22,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.29%
Households -0.45% -0.26%
Families -0.57% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Barre, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barre to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 96th
Population Density1 # 7 95th
Diversity Index2 # 25 79th
Median Household Income # 100 18th
Per Capita Income # 93 23rd

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