- Barre, New York
official_name = Barre, New York
pushpin_map_caption =Location within the state of New York
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Orleans
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 142.7
area_land_km2 = 142.6
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 55.1
area_land_sq_mi = 55.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 2124
population_density_km2 = 14.9
population_density_sq_mi = 38.6
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 200
elevation_ft = 656
latd = 43 |latm = 10 |lats = 48 |latNS = N
longd = 78 |longm = 12 |longs = 32 |longEW = W
The Town of Barre is on the south border of the county.
The Town of Barre was founded in 1818 from part of the Town of Gaines. The town was named after the birthplace of an early settler.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 55.1 square miles (142.7 km²), of which, 55.1 square miles (142.6 km²) of it is land and 0.02% is water. New York State Route 98is a major roadway that runs north-south through the town and intersects New York State Route 31Anear the north town line.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,124 people, 739 households, and 582 families residing in the town. The population densitywas 38.6 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 14.0/sq mi (5.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.74% White, 0.52% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.
There were 739 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.2% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the town the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 106.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $44,545, and the median income for a family was $47,411. Males had a median income of $32,284 versus $21,193 for females. The
per capita incomefor the town was $17,129. About 4.5% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Barre
*Barre Center -- A hamlet on NY-98, south of the Village of Albion and near the center of the town.
*Braggs Corners -- A location southwest of Barre Center.
*Burma Woods -- A hamlet in the western part of the town and north of West Barre.
*Pine Hill Airport (9G6) -- A small general aviation
airportnear the west town line and west of Burma Woods.
*South Barre -- A hamlet in the southeast part of the town.
*West Barre -- A hamlet actually located in the south-central part of the town.
* [http://www.orleanshistory.org/Towns/barre.htm Barre history]
* [http://history.rays-place.com/ny/orle-barre.htm Early history of Barre, New York]
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