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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Barre is a town in Vermont with a population of 8,711. Barre is in Washington County. Living in Barre offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Barre and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$736
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    464.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    11.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    325.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    34.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    278.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,463.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    11.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Barre

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,187
National
$55,322
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Barre Reviews

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Barre is a rather small town, however it has a vibrant community and has many activities which the community attends. There is only a handful of good dining options and entertainment, however. I find that, overall, the people and atmosphere are very pleasant and I view it as a rather tight knit community.
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It's true that crime is going up a bit, but so are the new openings of awesome shops and restaurants. The people are mostly great, and they genuinely care about making it a great, family oriented town. The food is amazing for such a small place, and new restaurants are opening up shops here more and more frequently. As long as you don't rent from one (of the many) slumlords, this is a great place to raise a family.
Barre area is a beautiful area. It is a great place to raise your kids. It is half way from Burlington, or West Lebanon.