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Barlow, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Barlow had a population of 714 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Barlow is located at latitude 37.0517 and longitude -89.0467 in Ballard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barlow encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ballard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 374 feet.

The City of Barlow (GNIS ID: 2403159) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Barlow is located within Barlow Division of Ballard County.

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Barlow, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 714
Population in Households 714
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,297
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $41,501
Average Household Income $61,879
Per Capita Income $26,029


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $92,771
Average Home Value $107,215


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.68% -0.14%
Households 0.65% -0.18%
Families 2.55% -0.27%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Barlow, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barlow to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 298 45th
Population Density # 182 66th
Diversity Index # 283 48th
Median Household Income # 278 49th
Per Capita Income # 190 65th

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