Barren County KY Information


Barren County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 44,601
Population in Households 43,899
Population in Familes 36,132
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density1 92
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $41,422
Average Household Income $55,942
Per Capita Income $22,708


Total Housing Units 20,263 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,588 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,327 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,348 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $124,366
Average Home Value $152,088


Total Households 17,915
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 12,151
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.68% 0.73%
Households 0.64% 0.71%
Families 0.45% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.36%


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, 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 # 25 80th
Population Density # 36 71st
Diversity Index # 37 69th
Median Household Income # 52 58th
Per Capita Income # 47 62nd

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