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Barren County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 44,067 (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: 90 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Barren County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 8%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Barren County, KY (2019)
    • 39,67390.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,5373.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,4583.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0982.5%Two or more races
    • 1650.4%Asian alone
    • 450.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 21,187  (48.1%)
Females: 22,880  (51.9%)
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Average household size:
Barren County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,857 ($31,240 in 1999)
This county:

$42,857
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $390, upper quartile is $555)
This county:

$477
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $134,916 (it was $73,600 in 2000)
Barren:

$134,916
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $79,992 - $203,928

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $171,363
Here:

$171,363
State:

$202,714

Townhouses or other attached units: $166,074
Here:

$166,074
State:

$210,849

Mobile homes: $94,827
Here:

$94,827
State:

$65,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $978
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $357

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:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 1999: 112 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2001: 54 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2005: 352 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2006: 259 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 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
  • 2015: 80 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2016: 55 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2017: 128 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 2018: 198 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2019: 114 buildings, average cost: $185,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Barren, KY residents
Average permit cost in Barren, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,041 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $838 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Barren, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Barren, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Barren, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%
Barren County:

22.7%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 39.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for other race residents, 36.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 40.8 years old
(Males: 39.0 years old, Females: 42.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.8 years old, Black residents: 50.7 years old, American Indian residents: 10.7 years old, Asian residents: 44.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.4 years old, Other race residents: 36.9 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 November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Kentucky:

5.1%

Unemployment by year in Barren, KY
County total employment by year in Barren, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Barren, KY

Current college students: 983
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 972 (25.8% naturalized citizens)

Barren County:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3062010 or later
  • 2342000 to 2009
  • 2201990 to 1999
  • 911980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 77Before 1970

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: 14,242
  • One, attached: 212
  • Two: 986
  • 3 or 4: 958
  • 5 to 9: 387
  • 10 to 19: 172
  • 20 to 49: 190
  • 50 or more: 158
  • Mobile homes: 2,483

Housing units in Barren County with a mortgage: 6,163 (102 second mortgage, 513 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,192

Here:

54.5% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Barren County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 147% greater 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, 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 147.3 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) 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 Barren County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.0 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • 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
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Barren County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Barren

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 14,302 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,644 (9.5%)
  • Bus: 15 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 12 (0.1%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 162 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 263 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 817 (4.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (31%)
  • Guatemala (29%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Russia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Barren County


  • American (42%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $49,641.

5.81% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,971 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.17% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($23,002 average AGI)
1.63% relocated from other states ($12,969 average AGI)
Barren County:

1.63%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warren County, KY  0.89% ($33,139 average AGI)
from Hart County, KY  0.71% ($29,220)
from Metcalfe County, KY  0.56% ($28,046)
from Monroe County, KY  0.28% ($26,250)
from Edmonson County, KY  0.23% ($33,028)
from Allen County, KY  0.21% ($19,719)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.19% ($38,552)


5.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.43%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.12% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($25,392 average AGI)
1.31% relocated to other states ($9,846 average AGI)
Barren County:

1.31%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Warren County, KY  0.99% ($36,066 average AGI)
to Hart County, KY  0.75% ($23,810)
to Metcalfe County, KY  0.59% ($28,066)
to Edmonson County, KY  0.21% ($30,091)
to Monroe County, KY  0.20% ($22,194)
to Allen County, KY  0.19% ($29,690)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.17% ($44,077)

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 2019: 11.3

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 population in Barren County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Barren County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Barren County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (766)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (589)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (505)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (467)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (365)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (303)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (303)
  • Unspecified dementia (276)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (255)
  • Congestive heart failure (251)

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: 44,067
  • Male householders: 8,015 (2,011 living alone), Female householders: 9,055 (2,602 living alone)
  • 8,295 spouses (8,265 opposite-sex spouses), 1,194 unmarried partners, (1,099 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 12,223 children (11,334 natural, 433 adopted, 442 stepchildren), 1,163 grandchildren, 446 brothers or sisters, 525 parents, 80 foster children, 720 other relatives, 1,593 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 755

Size of family households: 5,503 2-persons, 2,527 3-persons, 2,055 4-persons, 726 5-persons, 276 6-persons, 217 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,618 1-person, 757 2-persons, 224 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 109 5-persons.

5,856 married couples with children.
2,862 single-parent households (518 men, 2,344 women).

95.3% of residents of Barren speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 8% speak English not 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:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Barren County, Kentucky
  • 4482014 or later
  • 4682010 to 2013
  • 3,2832000 to 2009
  • 3,3651990 to 1999
  • 1,8691980 to 1989
  • 3,2211970 to 1979
  • 1,9331960 to 1969
  • 2,0301950 to 1959
  • 9411940 to 1949
  • 2,1191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Barren County, Kentucky
  • 691 room
  • 312 rooms
  • 3263 rooms
  • 9164 rooms
  • 2,2825 rooms
  • 2,5166 rooms
  • 2,1877 rooms
  • 1,2388 rooms
  • 1,7739+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
  • 1541 room
  • 1532 rooms
  • 5383 rooms
  • 1,8284 rooms
  • 1,3145 rooms
  • 8516 rooms
  • 3487 rooms
  • 2988 rooms
  • 1769+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Barren County, Kentucky
  • 67no bedroom
  • 2541 bedroom
  • 1,9122 bedrooms
  • 6,6183 bedrooms
  • 2,0464 bedrooms
  • 4065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Barren County, Kentucky
  • 152no bedroom
  • 5051 bedroom
  • 2,6882 bedrooms
  • 1,8083 bedrooms
  • 4354 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 224no vehicle
  • 2,1841 vehicle
  • 4,8932 vehicles
  • 2,8023 vehicles
  • 9284 vehicles
  • 3335+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Barren County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 730no vehicle
  • 2,9281 vehicle
  • 1,4592 vehicles
  • 5693 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

85.1% of Barren County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Kentucky.

Barren County:

85.1%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 33,622
  • Other state: 9,035
  • Northeast: 853
  • Midwest: 3,886
  • South: 3,683
  • West: 627
Year householders moved into unit in Barren County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Barren County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 50.2%Electricity
  • 28.4%Utility gas
  • 16.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.8%Electricity
  • 34.4%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 292
Here:

6.4%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 200
Here:

9.1%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 153
Here:

12.1%
Kentucky:

17.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Barren County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,039,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Other: $51,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,752,000
    General - Other: $2,752,000
    Regular Highways: $1,929,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,836,000
    Police Protection: $1,825,000
    Central Staff Services: $985,000
    Libraries: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $313,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,852,000
    Other: $103,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $128,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $30,000
    Other - Police Protection: $2,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,028,000
    Other: $713,000
    Highways: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,870,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $779,000
    Interest Earnings: $88,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $146,000
    Regular Highways: $145,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,641,000
    Highways: $2,410,000
    General Local Government Support: $243,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $473,000
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000
    Corporation License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $129,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,061,000

Barren County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,039,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Other: $51,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,752,000
    General - Other: $2,752,000
    Regular Highways: $1,929,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,836,000
    Police Protection: $1,825,000
    Central Staff Services: $985,000
    Libraries: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $313,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,852,000
    Other: $103,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $128,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $30,000
    Other - Police Protection: $2,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,028,000
    Other: $713,000
    Highways: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,870,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $779,000
    Interest Earnings: $88,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $146,000
    Regular Highways: $145,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,641,000
    Highways: $2,410,000
    General Local Government Support: $243,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $473,000
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000
    Corporation License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $129,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,061,000

Barren County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,039,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Other: $51,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,752,000
    General - Other: $2,752,000
    Regular Highways: $1,929,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,836,000
    Police Protection: $1,825,000
    Central Staff Services: $985,000
    Libraries: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $313,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,852,000
    Other: $103,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $128,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $30,000
    Other - Police Protection: $2,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,028,000
    Other: $713,000
    Highways: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,870,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $779,000
    Interest Earnings: $88,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $146,000
    Regular Highways: $145,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,641,000
    Highways: $2,410,000
    General Local Government Support: $243,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $473,000
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000
    Corporation License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $129,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,061,000

Barren County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,039,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $5,158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000
    Other: $51,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $14,752,000
    General - Other: $2,752,000
    Regular Highways: $1,929,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,836,000
    Police Protection: $1,825,000
    Central Staff Services: $985,000
    Libraries: $609,000
    Parks and Recreation: $313,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Financial Administration: $221,000
    Local Fire Protection: $118,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $75,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $75,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
    Solid Waste Management: $50,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,852,000
    Other: $103,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $254,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $128,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $30,000
    Other - Police Protection: $2,000
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $4,028,000
    Other: $713,000
    Highways: $34,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,870,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,535,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,250,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $915,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $779,000
    Interest Earnings: $88,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $146,000
    Regular Highways: $145,000
    General - Other: $134,000
    Correctional Institutions: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,641,000
    Highways: $2,410,000
    General Local Government Support: $243,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,926,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $473,000
    Other Selective Sales: $221,000
    Corporation License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $129,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000
    Other License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,061,000

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
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