Profile for Barre, Massachusetts, MA
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Barre is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after Isaac Barr?, a member of the British Parliament who opposed the taxation of America.
The latitude of Barre is 42.422N. The longitude is -72.105W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,113.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Barre demographic reports
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At the close of the war, a local slave named Quork Walker obtained a copy of the newly ratified state constitution, which proclaimed all men "free and equal." Walker rebelled against his owner and eventually won his suit in court. His case led to the abolition of slavery in MA.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 19. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
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Barre Falls Dam
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
The physical face of Barre betrays uncertainty rather than indifference about more than two centuries of
-- A Monument for Barre
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Ancestry & family history
5% of Barre residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barre ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barre was $20,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Barre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Barre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,090.
Libraries in Barre include Woods Memorial Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Barre workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ The physical face of Barre betrays uncertainty rather than indifference about more than two centuries of
local history. ”
~ A Monument for Barre
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