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Welcome to Barre (aka 'Barre City') ...

The city of Barre is located in Washington County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Barre, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1846.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Barre has a population of 8,525 people<2> (see below for details).

Barre is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Barre lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Barre lies within the (802) area code.

The ZIP code for Barre: 05641<4>

The city of Barre has also been called Barre City. Going back to its beginning, The community of Barre was originally named Wildersburgh<5>. For more information about the names of Barre, see The Names of Barre on our Genealogy Page.

Websites for Barre ...

Official Website: https://www.barrecity.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Barre had an population of 8,525 people. This is a decrease of 5.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Barre had a population of 9,052 people (or 15.2% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Barre the county's most populous community.

The population of Barre represents 1.45% of the total population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,052 people, the population of Barre decreased 2.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,291 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Barre.

Communities Also Named Barre ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Barre - they are located in Massachusetts and Quebec.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Barre.

Communities near Barre ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Barre.

  • Northfield
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northfield
    • Northfield is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,504 people
  • Waterbury
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,160 people
  • Randolph
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,558 people
  • Williamstown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamstown
    • Williamstown is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,530 people
  • East Montpelier
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Montpelier
    • East Montpelier is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,560 people
  • Newbury
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbury
    • Newbury is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,145 people
  • Northfield
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Waterbury
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Middlesex
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middlesex have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesex
    • Middlesex is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,724 people
  • Waitsfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waitsfield have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsfield
    • Waitsfield is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,692 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Barre. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barre.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Barre. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Barre.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Barre. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Barre.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barre ...

Looking for more information about Barre? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Barre, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Barre.

Adding Barre to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Barre in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Barre was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

We also found Barre in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Barre.

The official website for Barre: https://www.barrecity.org/

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Barre.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barre - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Barre). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Barre or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Barre is also known as Barre City. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Barre.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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