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Barlow, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Barlow is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ballard County at latitude 37.0508 and longitude -89.045. Ballard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Barlow, but most people and references simply refer to it as Barlow, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Barlow indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Barlow (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Barlow, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 699
Population in Households 699
Population in Familes 582
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,268
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (65.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $99,026
Average Home Value $118,724


Median Household Income $38,574
Average Household Income $54,620
Per Capita Income $22,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.83% 0.62%
Households 0.83% 0.62%
Families 4.79% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.36%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Barlow, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barlow to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 300 43rd
Population Density1 # 187 65th
Diversity Index2 # 305 43rd
Median Household Income # 261 50th
Per Capita Income # 188 64th

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