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Overview

Introduction to Barre, Vermont

Barre, Vermont, in Washington county, is located 98 miles NW of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center) and is 146 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Barre History

Barre was granted to William Williams and other on November 6, 1780. It was originally named as Wildersburgh. The area was first settled in 1788. John Goldsbury, Samuel Rodgers and their families were the early settlers of Barre. It was renamed after Isaac Barré, who was a British politician and soldier. However, some also believe that it was named after Barre, Massachusetts. The city was incorporated in 1895. Granite deposits were discovered in the area soon after War of 1812. The city is also known as the "Granite Center of the World."

Barre and nearby Attractions

  • Vermont Granite Museum of Barre
  • Boulder Beach State Park
  • Vermont Historical Society Museum
  • Little River State Park
  • State Capitol
  • Seyon Ranch State Park

Things To Do In Barre

While in Barre one can pay a visit to the Allis State Park, Waterbury Center State Park, Little River State Park, and Seyon Ranch State Park. The local parks include the Vermont City Park and Currier Park. One can also visit the Barre Downtown Historic District and Masonic Temple. The Vermont Granite Museum of Barre provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. History buffs should also visit the Vermont Historical Society Museum and State Capitol. Local celebrations include Granite Festival and Homecoming Days.

Barre Transportation

Burlington International Airport is the nearest major air transportation facility.

Barre Higher Education

Norwich University, Middlebury College, and Dartmouth College provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,831
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+4,096
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,435
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,399

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,350
% Above Poverty Level76.5%
% Below Poverty Level23.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone42.7%
Median Gross Rent$696
Median House Value$151,100

Ancestry

English22.3%
Irish17.2%
French Except Basque16.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12%
Canadian10.4%
Italian8.6%
Scottish7.2%
Polish2.3%
African1.1%
South African1.1%
Russian1%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Danishn0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Turkish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
German0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
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Barre Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes5641
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.2
Approximate Longitude-72.5

Barre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMONTPELIER AP
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp32 to 51 F
Jul Temp57 to 78 F
Oct Temp36 to 55 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationCHELSEA
Distance15 miles
Jan Temp1 to 27 F
Apr Temp27 to 53 F
Jul Temp52 to 80 F
Oct Temp31 to 57 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationMORRISVILLE 4 SSW
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp2 to 25 F
Apr Temp28 to 52 F
Jul Temp54 to 79 F
Oct Temp32 to 56 F
Annual Precip41.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chelsea321$45,568
Marshfield283$37,917
Montpelier7,662$77,195
Northfield1,978$72,188
Plainfield373$0
Williamstown1,185$59,073

Barre Public Libraries

Aldrich Public
6 WASHINGTON ST.
Barre, Vermont
(802) 476-7550

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Barre Public Schools

Barre City Elementary/middle School
50 Parkside Terrace
ZIP: 5641
(802) 476-6541
Primary
Total Enrollment 882
Barre Technical Center
50 Crimson Tide Way
ZIP: 5641
(802) 476-6237
Other
Barre Town Elementary School
70 Websterville Road
ZIP: 5641
(802) 476-6617
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
Spaulding Uhsd #41
155 Ayers Street
ZIP: 5641
(802) 476-4811
High
Total Enrollment 715

Barre Private Schools

Central Vermont Academy
317 Vine St - Berlin
ZIP: 5641
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Choice School/changing Our Idea Concerning Ed
23 Summer St
ZIP: 5641
Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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