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Barren County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 43,148 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 38,033 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,132
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,418
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,090
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,449 (it was 4,256 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 491 sq. mi.

Water area: 9.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 88 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Barren County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.6%), Manufacturing (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Barren County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 20,937  (48.5%)
Females: 22,211  (51.5%)
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Barren County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Barren County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $39,663 ($31,240 in 1999)

This county:

$39,663
Kentucky:

$45,215

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $432 (lower quartile is $348, upper quartile is $528)
This county:

$432
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $111,640 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Barren:

$111,640
Kentucky:

$130,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,087 - $169,188

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $146,586
Here:

$146,586
State:

$177,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $146,158
Here:

$146,158
State:

$187,637

Mobile homes: $81,950
Here:

$81,950
State:

$58,224
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $938
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $332

Institutionalized population: 674

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 122
  • Auto thefts: 11

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 113
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 238 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 2008: 138 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2009: 88 buildings, average cost: $168,400
  • 2010: 152 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $164,300
  • 2012: 41 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2013: 120 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2014: 80 buildings, average cost: $152,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $929 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $718 (0.7%)

Barren County household income distribution in 2009 Barren County home values distribution Barren County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.4%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.5% for other race residents, 37.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.0%
Barren County:

20.0%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 24.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.3% for other race residents, 38.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Barren County is $347 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $561 a month.

Cities in this county include: Glasgow, Tracy, Temple Hill, Rocky Hill, Cave City, Park City, Hiseville.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Barren County: Gate Number 4 (A), Gate Number 1 (B), Lacy Volunteer Fire Department (C), Honey Grove Volunteer Fire Department (D), Highland Volunteer Fire Department (E), Herndon Volunteer Fire Department (F), Fort Campbell Department of Defense Fire Department Station 4 (G), Fort Campbell Department of Defense Fire Department Station 3 (H), West Side Volunteer Fire Department (I), Square Deal Volunteer Fire Department (J), Northwest Volunteer Fire Department (K), Mannington Volunteer Fire Department (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Barren County include: Flat Lick Church (A), Fruit Church (B), Green Hill Church (C), Hawkins Church (D), Hebron Church (E), West Mount Zoar Church (F), Johnson Church (G), Judge Chapel (H), West Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wynns Cemetery (1), Weathers Cemetery (2), Martin Cemetery (3), Haddock Cemetery (4), Hale Cemetery (5), Major Cemetery (6), Hamby Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Buck Pond (A), Swallow Spring Pond (B), Boyd Lake (C), Ten Acre Pond (D), Ewing Lake (E), Long Pond (F), Pennyrile Lake (G), Lake Blythe (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dripping Spring Branch (A), West Fork Sinking Fork (B), Weavers Creek (C), Weathers Branch (D), Warrens Fork (E), Wallace Fork (F), Tugler Creek (G), Coal Creek (H), Clifty Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Barren County: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Beaver County, Oklahoma , Christian County, Missouri , Jackson County , Roanoke County, Virginia , York County, Virginia , Danville city, Virginia , Galax city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.4%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 983
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 69.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 438 (42% naturalized citizens)

Barren County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 177
  • 1990 to 1994: 51
  • 1985 to 1989: 59
  • 1980 to 1984: 32
  • 1975 to 1979: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 34
  • 1970 to 1974: 17
  • 1965 to 1969: 60
Note: State values scaled to Barren County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.1%

Barren County marital status for males Barren County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,545
  • One, attached: 207
  • Two: 787
  • 3 or 4: 448
  • 5 to 9: 330
  • 10 to 19: 144
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 2,494
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Barren County with a mortgage: 4,416 (335 second mortgage, 658 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,973

Here:

59.8% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barren County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,74159
Mainline Protestant2,96519
Catholic7041
Other3842
Black Protestant3071
None22,072-
Barren County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Barren County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Barren County:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Barren County:

12.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Barren County:

28.2%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.3%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Barren County:

Average size of farms: 119 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,071
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $166.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,565
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,742
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 35.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.96%
Corn for grain: 7175 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3581 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5549 harvested acres
Vegetables: 137 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 6 acres

Tornado activity:

Barren County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 1707292.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 77 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1968, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Barren County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from Barren County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 137.9 miles away from the county 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 122.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 165.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.0 miles away from Barren County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 2004 to July 15, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1537: August 06, 2004, FEMA Id: 1537, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 10, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1216: April 29, 1998, FEMA Id: 1216, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 1997 to March 31, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1163: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1163, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Blizzard, Incident Period: January 05, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1089: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Kentucky Severe Storm, Freezing Rain, Sleet, Snow, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1018: March 16, 1994, FEMA Id: 1018, Natural disaster type: Storm, Freeze, Snow
  • Kentucky Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3104: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3104, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall

The number of natural disasters in Barren County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (26%)
  • Japan (10%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Guatemala (7%)
  • India (6%)
  • Taiwan (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barren County (%):

  • United States or American (44%)
  • English (14%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Barren County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,101 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,242 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 152 (1%)
  • Other means: 90 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 593 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Barren County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 511 people in nursing homes
  • 105 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Barren County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 505 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 133 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,274.

5.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,272 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.97% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,272 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($10,001 average AGI)
Barren County:

1.83%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hart County, KY  0.85% ($23,624 average AGI)
from Warren County, KY  0.80% ($26,746)
from Metcalfe County, KY  0.67% ($24,051)
from Monroe County, KY  0.28% ($27,268)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.26% ($30,158)
from Allen County, KY  0.16% ($23,696)
from Edmonson County, KY  0.13% ($26,316)


5.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.72% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,179 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($8,816 average AGI)
Barren County:

1.52%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, KY  0.94% ($25,715 average AGI)
to Metcalfe County, KY  0.49% ($27,250)
to Hart County, KY  0.48% ($23,486)
to Allen County, KY  0.23% ($22,970)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.20% ($35,862)
to Monroe County, KY  0.18% ($23,630)
to Edmonson County, KY  0.15% ($25,591)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Barren County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Barren County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Barren County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barren County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,839 (5,964 aged, 1,875 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,015 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Barren County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (574)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (483)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (404)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (331)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (286)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (269)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (229)
  • Congestive heart failure (227)
  • Unspecified dementia (201)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (196)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21,686
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 497
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 50,153

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,452
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,051

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.5. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 41,471
  • In family households: 35,242 (8,541 male householders, 3,172 female householders)
    8,969 spouses, 11,551 children (10,409 natural, 275 adopted, 867 stepchildren), 959 grandchildren, 231 brothers or sisters, 257 parents, 433 other relatives, 940 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,229 (2,388 male householders (1,962 living alone)), 2,898 female householders (2,596 living alone)), 943 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 702 (674 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,451 2-persons, 2,852 3-persons, 2,105 4-persons, 836 5-persons, 295 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,558 1-person, 603 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 17 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

6,663 married couples with children.
1,809 single-parent households (370 men, 1,439 women).

96.6% of residents of Barren County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 23% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $204,199,000 ($5,173 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,797,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $92,823,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $39,413,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,940,000
Federal grants: $46,230,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,141,000 ($449,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,652,000 ($1,579,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $803,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,715,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,568,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,554
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,273
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +122
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,696
Here:

+42 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Barren County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.97 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 299
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,495
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,527
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,000
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,312
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,353
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,579
  • 1940 to 1949: 926
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,856
Note: State values scaled to Barren population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Barren County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 55
  • 3 rooms: 97
  • 4 rooms: 1,048
  • 5 rooms: 2,968
  • 6 rooms: 2,702
  • 7 rooms: 2,018
  • 8 rooms: 1,112
  • 9+ rooms: 1,090
  • 1 room: 34
  • 2 rooms: 143
  • 3 rooms: 525
  • 4 rooms: 1,370
  • 5 rooms: 1,076
  • 6 rooms: 631
  • 7 rooms: 267
  • 8 rooms: 126
  • 9+ rooms: 84
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Barren County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 158
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,305
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,531
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,716
  • 5+ bedrooms: 364
  • no bedroom: 65
  • 1 bedroom: 677
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,973
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,173
  • 4 bedrooms: 309
  • 5+ bedrooms: 59
Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Barren County population
  • no vehicle: 598
  • 1 vehicle: 2,481
  • 2 vehicles: 5,161
  • 3 vehicles: 2,209
  • 4 vehicles: 493
  • 5+ vehicles: 148
  • no vehicle: 695
  • 1 vehicle: 1,926
  • 2 vehicles: 1,261
  • 3 vehicles: 313
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

56% of Barren County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Kentucky.

Barren County:

56.2%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 31,097
  • Northeast: 446
  • Midwest: 3,076
  • South: 2,306
  • West: 603

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barren County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (36.4%)
  • Utility gas (35.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.8%)
  • Wood (4.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (44.5%)
  • Electricity (37.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.2%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 345
Here:

8.0%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 95
Here:

4.9%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

11.5%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Barren County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $48,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,862,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,303,000
    Police Protection: $1,096,000
    Regular Highways: $1,012,000
    Health - Other: $568,000
    Central Staff Services: $489,000
    Libraries: $484,000
    Financial Administration: $267,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $204,000
    General Public Buildings: $115,000
    Local Fire Protection: $102,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $70,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $67,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $41,000
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $194,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $237,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Police Protection: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $195,000
    Health - Other: $184,000
    Regular Highways: $127,000
    Central Staff Services: $98,000
    Police Protection: $76,000
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,857,000

Barren County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $524,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $47,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $190,000
    Highways: $27,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $404,000
    Interest Earnings: $58,000
    Sale of Property: $10,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,243,000
    Highways: $1,460,000
    General Local Government Support: $24,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,214,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $253,000
    NEC: $115,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $4,000

Barren County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,015,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,696,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,310,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $4,205,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $319,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $105,000

Barren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,205,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,881
  • Number of aged recipients: 201
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,680
  • Number of recipients under 18: 233
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,179
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 469
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 848
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 798
Barren County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Barren County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Barren County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary34378.7 years
James32872.7 years
William31873.5 years
John19575.7 years
Robert14471.9 years
Charles12072.2 years
George10074.9 years
Willie9677.1 years
Annie9481.9 years
Ruby8979.0 years
Most common last names in Barren County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith24575.1 years
Jones11277.8 years
Martin10874.2 years
Pedigo9876.9 years
Williams8975.0 years
Davis8876.5 years
Thomas8874.9 years
Houchens8698.6 years
Wilson8375.5 years
Johnson8375.5 years
Businesses in Barren County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Best Western1Nike2
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn2Rite Aid1
Cracker Barrel1SAS Shoes1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Sleep Inn1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Subway2
FedEx3Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul4
Goodwill2UPS6
H&R Block2Walgreens1
Hardee's2Walmart1
KFC2Wendy's2
Kmart1White Castle1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1