Barre, New York

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Barre is a town in Orleans County, New York, United States. The population was 2,124 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Barre, Massachusetts.

The Town of Barre is on the south border of the county.

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History

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.

The Benjamin Franklin Gates House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]

Geography

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.

The south town line is the shared with the Town of Elba in Genesee County, New York.

New York State Route 98 is a major roadway that runs north-south through the town and intersects New York State Route 31A near the north town line.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/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.

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