Barren County, Kentucky Population 2020

Barren County, Kentucky's estimated population is 44,898 with a growth rate of 0.81% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Barren County, Kentucky is the 23rd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202044,8983610.81%
201944,5373610.82%
201844,1763610.82%
201743,815210.05%
201643,7942280.52%
201543,5665181.20%
201443,048960.22%
201342,9523320.78%
201242,6202910.69%
201142,3292060.49%
201042,1238,12223.89%
199034,001-8-0.02%
198034,0095,33218.59%
197028,6773741.32%
196028,303-158-0.56%
195028,4619023.27%
194027,5591,7156.64%
193025,8444881.92%
192025,356630.25%
191025,2932,0969.04%
190023,1971,7077.94%
189021,490-831-3.72%
188022,3214,54125.54%
187017,7801,1156.69%
186016,665-3,575-17.66%
185020,2402,95217.08%
184017,2882,20914.65%
183015,0794,75146.00%
182010,328-958-8.49%
181011,2866,502135.91%
18004,7840.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.81%
County Website
Founded
1798
County Seat
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Barren County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,45192.61%
Black or African American1,6433.76%
Two or More Races1,1602.66%
Some Other Race2350.54%
Asian1410.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.11%
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Barren County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Barren County, Kentucky Median Age

40.3


Total

38.8


Male

41.3


Female

Barren County, Kentucky Adults

There are 33,251 adults, (7,438 of whom are seniors) in Barren County, Kentucky.

Barren County, Kentucky Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Barren County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

22,515

51.55%

Male

21,165

48.45%

Barren County, Kentucky Households and Families

Barren County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Barren County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All66.8%33.2%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
Male52.6%47.4%
Female36.9%63.1%

66.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,9652.5366.8
Married8,4453.0782.9
Non Family5,6401.2656.2
Female2,2893.5336.9
Male5913.0952.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Barren County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5118.46%
9th to 12th Grade2,5738.67%
High School Graduate12,34941.61%
Some College5,35218.03%
Associates Degree2,1357.19%
Bachelors Degree3,05810.30%
Graduate Degree1,6995.72%
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Barren County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White27,64622,9604,529
Black1,14992356
Hispanic47240846
Multiple Races29626363
Other Race146102
Asian1417563
Native American17

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 88.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.68%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,203$35,290$24,121
Less Than High School$17,728$21,353$12,517
High School Grad$27,187$32,901$20,964
Some College$27,364$36,444$24,146
Bachelors Degree$41,267$48,578$33,047
Graduate Degree$44,077$50,893$42,530

$29,203

Average Earnings

$35,290

Average Male

$24,121

Average Female

Barren County, Kentucky Language

Barren County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Barren County, Kentucky Language

95.70% of Barren County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.30% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Barren County, Kentucky Poverty

Barren County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,6298,76322.69%
Hispanic1,32468051.36%
Black1,56948230.72%
Multiple1,13933829.68%
Other23510142.98%

23.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barren County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barren County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 51.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barren County, Kentucky is White, with 22.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.08%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.30%
High School18.54%
Some College15.96%
Bachelors or Greater4.43%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed55.90%
Female Unemployed48.62%
Female Employed13.56%
Male Employed9.60%

Barren County, Kentucky Income

Barren County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,216$51,371
Families$47,087$59,828
Married Families$55,684-
Non Families$27,107$33,243
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Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status

Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Barren County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Barren County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Barren County, Kentucky Veterans

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2,488

Number of Veterans

2,296

Male Veterans

192

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,037
Second Gulf War380
First Gulf War353
Korea121
World War II90
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74686
55 to 64535
35 to 54499
75+486
18 to 34282
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3217.46%
Black1108.31%
2 or More5712.67%
Hispanic202.57%

Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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11.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barren County, Kentucky Employment Status

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58%

Labor Force Participation

53.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.58%

Born in Kentucky

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.26% of Barren County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 76.58% having been born in Kentucky. 1.35% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990