For population 25 years and over in Barlow:
For population 15 years and over in Barlow city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $509 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (98.9 miles , pop. 59,643).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (127.1 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (339.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: La Center, KY (2.0 miles ), Wickliffe, KY (2.5 miles ), Mound City, IL (2.6 miles ), Cairo, IL (2.8 miles ), Blandville, KY (3.0 miles) , Kevil, KY (3.0 miles ), Olmsted, IL (3.0 miles ), Mounds, IL (3.1 miles ).
Latitude: 37.05 N, Longitude: 89.04 W
Area code: 270
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+1.4%).
Work and jobs in Barlow: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Barlow, Kentucky
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Barlow-area historical tornado activity is above Kentucky state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.1 miles away from the Barlow city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.
On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 18.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Barlow-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 28.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Barlow center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Barlow center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 23.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Ballard County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Mudslides: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Earl Grace - Baseball player, Eddie Moore (baseball) - Baseball player.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Barlow:
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Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Barlow and their reported violations in the past:BARLOW WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 700, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 32.4%
(27.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Barlow compared to Kentucky state average:
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Religion statistics for Barlow (based on Ballard County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.89%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Barlow government finances in 2006(per resident):
6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,927 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.71% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,025 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Barlow fatal accident list:
Apr 19, 2007 08:19 PM, Sr-1105, Lat: 37.051981, Lon: -89.043000, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.