Barren County KY Information


Barren County Subdivisions

Barren County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 44,555
Daytime Population: Workers 20,056
Daytime Population: Residents 24,690
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,746
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 43,853
Population in Familes 35,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 702
Population Density2 91
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $39,770
Average Household Income $53,435
Per Capita Income $21,660


Total Housing Units 20,111 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,682 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,180 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,249 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $121,823
Average Home Value $147,931


Total Households 17,862
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 12,160
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.76%
Households 0.69% 0.71%
Families 0.52% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.74%


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, 2017 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 # 37 70th
Diversity Index # 38 69th
Median Household Income # 56 54th
Per Capita Income # 50 59th

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