Barre, VT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
59,768
0.267% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
Independent Party
US Senator
Peter Welch
Democratic Party
US Representative
Becca Balint
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0.922% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.88%
1.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$77,278
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$278,000
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,418
0.244% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Barre, VT had a population of 59.8k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $77,278. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barre, VT grew from 59,609 to 59,768, a 0.267% increase and its median household income grew from $70,128 to $77,278, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barre, VT are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.89%), White (Hispanic) (1.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.898%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.818%).

None of the households in Barre, VT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Barre, VT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barre, VT are Norwich University (1,120 degrees awarded in 2022), Community College of Vermont (571 degrees), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (160 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Barre, VT was $278,000, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in Barre, VT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Barre, VT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barre, VT is home to a population of 59.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.6% of Barre, VT residents were born outside of the country (1.55k people).

In 2022, there were 32.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.6k people) in Barre, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 688 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Barre, VT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barre, VT was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barre, VT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    55.6k ± 194
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 233
  3. White (Hispanic)
    688 ± 114
2.01%
Hispanic Population
1.2k people

In 2022, there were 32.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (55.6k people) in Barre, VT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 688 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.01% of the people in Barre, VT are hispanic (1.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    4,981 ± 1,725 people
  2. China
    1,582 ± 975 people
  3. Germany
    991 ± 772 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Vermont was Canada, the natal country of 4,981 Vermont residents, followed by China with 1,582 and Germany with 991.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.55k people
2.87%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.71k people

As of 2022, 2.6% of Barre, VT residents (1.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barre, VT was 2.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    891 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    531 ± 165
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    269 ± 93

Barre, VT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barre, VT employs 31.4k people. The largest industries in Barre, VT are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,537 people), Educational Services (3,958 people), and Retail Trade (3,394 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,167), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,500), and Finance & Insurance ($65,347).

Males in Vermont have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,434. The income inequality in Vermont (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

31.4k
2022 Value
± 1,169
−0.244%
1 Year decline
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barre, VT declined at a rate of −0.244%, from 31.5k employees to 31.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barre, VT, are Management Occupations (3,809 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,073 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,466 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barre, VT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.4k
2022 Value
± 1,169
−0.244%
1 Year decline
± 5.33%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barre, VT declined at a rate of −0.244%, from 31.5k employees to 31.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barre, VT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,537 people), Educational Services (3,958 people), and Retail Trade (3,394 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barre, VT, though some of these residents may live in Barre, VT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,166
Median earning men ± $2,602
$47,467
Median earning women ± $2,461

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($76,587), Information ($73,571), and Public Administration ($70,064).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,516), Public Administration ($61,998), and Wholesale Trade ($55,341).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.76%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 307k people employed in Vermont. This represents a 1.76% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 21.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Vermont.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 976
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 527
    Manufacturing
  3. 504
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Vermont went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (30.4%), followed by Other (1.87%).

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing the state of Vermont. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Barre, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Vermont

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Bernie Sanders
Senator from Vermont1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Peter Welch
Senator from Vermont3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bernie Sanders and Peter Welch are the senators currently representing Vermont.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Barre, VT

Becca Balint
Vermont at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Barre, VT is currently represented by Becca Balint (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Barre, VT have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Barre, VT awarded 1,986 degrees. The student population of Barre, VT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,127 male students and 5,457 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barre, VT are White (1,472 and 76.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (122 and 6.34%), Unknown (99 and 5.15%), and Two or More Races (78 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Barre, VT by number of degrees awarded are Norwich University (1,120 and 56.4%), Community College of Vermont (571 and 28.8%), and Vermont College of Fine Arts (160 and 8.06%).

The most popular majors in Barre, VT are General Intelligence (150 and 7.55%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 7.5%), and Creative Writing (124 and 6.24%).

The median tuition cost in Barre, VT for private four year colleges is $30,536.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Barre, VT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,584 (43.1% men and 56.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,584 students enrolled in Barre, VT, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,278 records, of which 58.9% were women and 41.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 134 degrees awarded
  2. 112 degrees awarded
  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Barre, VT was General Intelligence with 134 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Barre, VT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,120 degrees awarded
  2. 571 degrees awarded
  3. 160 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Norwich University with 1,120 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,048 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barre, VT, which is 1.12 times more than the 938 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,472 degrees mean that there were 12.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 122 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,536) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,373) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,350) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.431% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.362% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (130k), Bachelors Degree (106k), and Some college (93.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barre, VT was $278,000 in 2022, which is 0.986 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $244,700 to $278,000, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Barre, VT is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barre, VT have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barre, VT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barre, VT is $77,278. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Barre, VT was Chittenden County, VT with a value of $89,494, followed by Grand Isle County, VT and Addison County, VT, with respective values of $86,639 and $85,870.

Property

$278,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,564
$18,285
Median Property Taxes
±$756

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
58.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in Barre, VT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barre, VT was Chittenden County, VT with a value of $89,494, followed by Grand Isle County, VT and Addison County, VT, with respective values of $86,639 and $85,870.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$77,278
Median Household Income
± $2,901
25.2k
Number of Households
± 1,028

In 2022, the median household income of the 25.2k households in Barre, VT grew to $77,278 from the previous year's value of $70,128.

The following chart displays the households in Barre, VT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barre, VT is from Vermont.
0.437
2022 Wage GINI in Vermont
0.442
2021 Wage GINI in Vermont

In 2022, the income inequality in Vermont was 0.437 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Vermont was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Vermont in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (15.9%)
  3. Carpooled (6.94%)

In 2022, 71.4% of workers in Barre, VT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (15.9%) and those who carpooled to work (6.94%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barre, VT have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Barre, VT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barre, VT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barre, VT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barre, VT (5.7k out of 57.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barre, VT is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

97.1% of the population of Barre, VT has health coverage, with 49.4% on employee plans, 19% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Vermont see 868 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (892 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1367 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 196 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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868 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vermont

Primary care physicians in Vermont see an average of 868 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (892 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vermont in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.1% under 18 years, 19% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.9%
Uninsured
49.4%
Employer Coverage
19%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barre, VT declined by 3.83% from 3.02% to 2.9%.

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