Barren County KY Information


Barren County Subdivisions

Barren County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 44,229
Population in Households 43,527
Population in Familes 35,706
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 17,648
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 12,008
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 19,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,431 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,217 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,336 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $114,976
Average Home Value $144,078


Median Household Income $39,053
Average Household Income $51,389
Per Capita Income $20,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.74%
Households 0.6% 0.67%
Families 0.4% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
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.


Barren County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barren County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 25 80th
Population Density1 # 37 70th
Diversity Index2 # 38 69th
Median Household Income # 56 54th
Per Capita Income # 53 57th

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