Barre, New York
|Barre, New York|
Location in Orleans County and the state of New York.
Location of New York in the United States
|• Total||55.05 sq mi (142.58 km2)|
|• Land||55.04 sq mi (142.55 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||656 ft (200 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||1,921|
|• Density||34.90/sq mi (13.48/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0978710|
The Town of Barre is on the southern boundary of the county.
The Town of Barre /ˈbæri/ 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 (143 km2), of which 55.1 square miles (143 km2) is land and 0.02% is water.
The incumbent Town Supervisor is Mark L. Chamberlain (R).
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,124 people, 739 households, and 582 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.6 people per square mile (14.9/km²). There were 772 housing units at an average density of 14.0 per square mile (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 income for 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.
- Lorenzo Burrows, former US Congressman
- Frank Hamilton Cushing, (1857-1900), American anthropologist and ethnologist, lived in Barre as a young boy.
- Marvin V. Frey, (1918-1992), evangelical minister credited with writing "Kum-Ba-Yah" in 1936 at age 17, buried at West Barre Cemetery.
- John G. Sawyer, former US Congressman
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 airport near 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.
Barre is a "right-to-farm" community.
- "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "National Register of Historic Places". WEEKLY LIST OF ACTIONS TAKEN ON PROPERTIES: 9/07/10 THROUGH 9/10/10. National Park Service. 2010-09-17.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.