Barre, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,009. Population change since 2000: -12.3%
Males: 569  (56.4%)
Females: 440  (43.6%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01005.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,507 (it was $49,028 in 2000)
Barre:

$49,507
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,005 (it was $25,972 in 2000)

Barre CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $181,897 (it was $135,200 in 2000)
Barre:

$181,897
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552

Median gross rent in 2013: $553.

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  • Races in Barre, MA (2010)

    Barre races chart
    • 97696.7%White alone
    • 101.0%Hispanic
    • 90.9%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Black alone
    • 40.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

Races in Barre detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barre: 112.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.0%), Italian (10.8%), Dutch (9.8%), French (8.3%), Polish (5.9%), French Canadian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1774

Elevation: 886 feet

Land area: 1.62 square miles.

Population density: 624 people per square mile   (low).

Barre,MA real estate house value index trend

Barre, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Barre:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Barre CDP:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.8%
  • Divorced: 22.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Barre, Massachusetts as of September 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Barre to the number of sex offenders is 1,404 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,682 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,894 (1.7%)

Barre satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (18.7 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (52.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (142.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Oakham, MA (2.4 miles ), Petersham, MA (2.6 miles ), Hubbardston, MA (2.6 miles ), Hardwick, MA (2.6 miles ), New Braintree, MA (2.7 miles ), Rutland, MA (3.0 miles ), Phillipston, MA (3.2 miles ), North Brookfield, MA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2006: 27 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $142,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $190,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 72.11 W

Area code: 978

Barre household income distribution Barre home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (52%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Barre: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Barre, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Barre, Massachusetts average temperatures Barre, Massachusetts average precipitation Barre, Massachusetts humidity Barre, Massachusetts wind speed Barre, Massachusetts snowfall Barre, Massachusetts sunshine Barre, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Barre-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Barre place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barre-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 154.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 164.2 miles away from Barre center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 10.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 247.7 miles away from Barre center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 131.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Barre topographic map

Birthplace of: Daniel Ruggles - Confederate Army general, Walker Lewis - African abolitionist, Joseph B. Plummer - Union Army general, Martin Harty - Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Hospitals and medical centers near Barre:

  • RUTLAND HEIGHTS HOSP- SNF (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RUTLAND, MA)
  • TEMPLETON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BALDWINVILLE, MA)
  • LEGEND REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • WACHUSETT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • GARDNER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • GARDNER SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; GARDNER, MA)

Airports and heliports located in Barre:

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Amtrak station near Barre:

  • 20 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barre:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 14 miles; Gardner, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,143)
  • Assumption College (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester State University (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Clark University (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)

Public high schools in Barre:

  • QUABBIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,023, Location: 800 SOUTH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • IB SCHOOL OF QUABBIN (Location: 800 SOUTH STREET, Grades: 11-12)

Private high school in Barre:

  • STETSON SCHOOL (Students: 74, Location: 455 SOUTH ST, Grades: 5-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Barre:

See full list of schools located in Barre

Library in Barre:

  • WOODS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $197,694; Location: 19 PLEASANT ST.; 31,906 books; 1,606 audio materials; 3,691 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 83 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The Barre Health Center is located on Worcester Rd. in Barre. It is run by the University of Massachusetts, who just broke ground on a new building which will more than double it's capacity as well as offer services such as MRI's, mamograms ect...

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Notable locations in Barre: Barre Ambulance Service (A), Barre Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Goldsmith's Greenhouse (C), Ruggles Lane School Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barre include: Saint Josephs Church (A), Barre Congregational Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lincoln Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dicks Brook (A), Galloway Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Barre: Barre Common District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Barre Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; On The Commen), Eon Products Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 411 Sheldon Road), Nofa-Mass (Amusement & Theme Parks; 411 Sheldon Road), Central Quabbin Area Tourist Center (20 Common).

Hotel: Jenkins Inn & Restaurant (7 West Street).

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.392. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.392
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.29
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.38. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.38
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.70
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.0%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  57.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.5%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Barre, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Barre (2011 data):

  • Athol Savings Bank: Barre Branch at 560 Summer Street, branch established on 2003/01/21. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $327.4 mil, Deposits: $277.2 mil, headquarters in Athol, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Barre Savings Bank: at 56 Common St, branch established on 1869/05/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $144.3 mil, Deposits: $108.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Barre travel time to work - commute Barre mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Barre CDP (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Barre:

45.0%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.0%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Barre:

28.2
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Barre:

21.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Barre:

12.6%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.6%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

58.8%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Barre:

86.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Barre, MA Residents

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Barre:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Barre:

  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Barre:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Barre, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count27
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents33
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:17
  • Fatalities30
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents60
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents140
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons33
  • Fatalities107
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents13
See more detailed statistics of Barre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 150 Allen Hill Road (Lat: 42.438028 Lon: -72.124722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46.6 m, Call Sign: KNKA237
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHzGrant Date: 04/14/2015, Expiration Date: 05/15/2025Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • 100 Allen Hill Rd (61536) (Lat: 42.434778 Lon: -72.124083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 46.3 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: KNKA359
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHzGrant Date: 09/01/2015, Expiration Date: 10/01/2025, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • David J Fenton, Off Old Town Farm Road (Lat: 42.397917 Lon: -72.093917), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, Off Old Town Farm Road (Lat: 42.397917 Lon: -72.093917), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 57.9 m, Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Shaft 8 Quabbin Aqueduct (Lat: 42.393139 Lon: -72.059528), Call Sign: KCB870, Licensee ID: L00003516
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5800 MHzGrant Date: 07/10/2015, Expiration Date: 10/05/2025Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (617) 727-6371
  • West St (Lat: 42.436194 Lon: -72.103694), Call Sign: WZT705, Licensee ID: L00046241
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHzGrant Date: 02/07/2004, Expiration Date: 03/22/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/24/2014Registrant: E P Wine Inc, 160 West St, Barre, MA 01005-0639
  • BARRE, Near 840 Pleasant St. (Lat: 42.442944 Lon: -72.120222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 31 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQOD998
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.875 MHz, 453.650 MHzGrant Date: 08/26/2011, Expiration Date: 08/26/2021, Certifier: Nathan KenneyRegistrant: Lb Communications, 36 Rocky Hill Rd, Oxford, MA 01540, Phone: (508) 335-0541, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Barre, Lat: 42.433389 Lon: -72.115000, Call Sign: WQAS953
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHzGrant Date: 08/02/2004, Expiration Date: 08/02/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2014, Certifier: Richard WheelerRegistrant: Sensus Metering, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Barre)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-38-112 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 183 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2489N , Serial Number: 38-79A0871, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph L Deschamps, 30 Jackson Ln, Barre, MA 01005
  • Aircraft: KOLB AIRCRAFT INC FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 447 (40 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 61209 , Serial Number: 001, Airworthiness Date: 12/07/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Scott S Perky, 149 Lockwood Rd, Barre, MA 01005
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7852G , Serial Number: 17259552, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 12/15/1970
    Registrant (Individual): Dean J Iandoli, 287 Chapman Rd, Barre, MA 01005

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$131,6604$152,3781$102,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$264,5200$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$121,3500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7221.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$194,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7221.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Barre and their reported violations in the past:

BARRE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 4,000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-11-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-10-2011)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
BARRE MHP/WATERWHEEL VILLAGE (Population served: 114, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (FEB-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2009)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 27
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Barre

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Barre, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (44%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Other fuel (13%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
Businesses in Barre, MA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
Subway1

Barre compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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