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Barren County, Kentucky

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Barren County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
45,008
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
45,008
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
44,872
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
44,481
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
44,481
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
1.2%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 44,485
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 42,173
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.3%
Female persons, percent
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
92.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
89.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 2,115
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 20,363
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 66.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $156,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,177
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $407
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $745
Building permits, 2022 175
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 17,592
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 87.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 5.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 90.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 84.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 17.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 16.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 55.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 51.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 91,325
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 295,522
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 734,577
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $16,776
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 23.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $48,141
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $27,732
Persons in poverty, percent
16.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 812
Total employment, 2021 12,717
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 486,675
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -11.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2021 3,540
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 834
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 451
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 128
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 671
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 33
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 666
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 91.2
Population per square mile, 2010 86.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 487.59
Land area in square miles, 2010 487.54
FIPS Code 21009
Value Notes

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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