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Barre, Vermont - Basic Facts

The City of Barre is the 6th largest city in Vermont with a population of 8,760 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barre: Barre City.

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Barre, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,760
Daytime Population: Workers 4,151
Daytime Population: Residents 4,447
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,598
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 8,562
Population in Familes 5,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density2 2,220
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $40,777
Average Household Income $52,659
Per Capita Income $24,242


Total Housing Units 4,510 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,822 (40.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,173 (48.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 515 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $151,780
Average Home Value $164,984


Total Households 3,995
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 2,045
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.45% -0.28%
Households -0.48% -0.29%
Families -0.83% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

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, 2017 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 Density # 7 95th
Diversity Index # 24 81st
Median Household Income # 100 18th
Per Capita Income # 92 24th

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