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Barre
  • Town in Massachusetts

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade C minus

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Barre is a town in Massachusetts with a population of 5,562. Barre is in Worcester County. Living in Barre offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Barre there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Barre and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Barre are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$255,600
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    11%
  • Own
    89%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    197.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    71.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    35.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    107.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    22%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Barre

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,109
National
$64,994

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