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Barre, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Barre Census Designated Place had a population of 960 as of July 1, 2019. Barre ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Barre is located at latitude 42.4229 and longitude -72.1051 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Barre Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The Barre Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377985) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Barre Census Designated Place is located within Town of Barre, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barre: Barre Centre, Hutchinson.

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Barre, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Barre, MA Housing Affordability Index is 163
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Barre, MA Wealth Index is 124
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 960
Population in Households 960
Population in Families 718
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 607
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,692
Average Household Income $103,851
Per Capita Income $44,894
Wealth Index3 124

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 257 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 158 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $219,366
Housing Affordability Index2 163
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 415
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 234
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.54% -0.34%
Households -0.58% -0.34%
Families -0.76% -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.91%

Barre, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barre to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 228 8th
Population Density # 210 15th
Diversity Index # 237 4th
Median Household Income # 121 51st
Per Capita Income # 102 59th

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