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Barre, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Barre Census Designated Place had a population of 992 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.423 and longitude -72.1064 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Barre Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

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 Centre, Hutchinson.

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


Total Population 992
Daytime Population: Workers 424
Daytime Population: Residents 610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,034
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 992
Population in Familes 743
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 627
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $75,718
Average Household Income $97,105
Per Capita Income $41,798


Total Housing Units 485 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 273 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $182,143
Average Home Value $198,901


Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 241
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 -0.23% -0.04%
Households -0.35% -0.09%
Families -0.56% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

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, 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 # 227 8th
Population Density # 207 16th
Diversity Index # 237 4th
Median Household Income # 106 57th
Per Capita Income # 99 60th

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