Barren County, Kentucky Population 2024

45,364

Barren County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 45,364 with a growth rate of 0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Barren County, Kentucky is the 23rd largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 42,117 and has seen a growth of 7.71% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,6392550.55%
202846,3842550.55%
202746,1292550.56%
202645,8742550.56%
202545,6192550.56%
202445,3642550.57%
202345,1092550.57%
202244,8542550.57%
202144,599970.22%
202044,5023170.72%
201944,1851140.26%
201844,0712840.65%
201743,787-20%
201643,7892300.53%
201543,5595181.2%
201443,041970.23%
201342,9443340.78%
201242,6102880.68%
201142,3222050.49%
201042,117
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%
182010,328-958-8.49%
181011,2866,502135.91%
18004,784-41,855-89.74%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.57% (255)
County Website
Barren County
County Seat
2010 Population
42,117
Area
488 mi²
Density
93 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
7.71% (3,247)
Founded
1798

Barren County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White39,93889.73%
Two or more races1,9664.42%
Black or African American1,5553.49%
Other race5001.12%
Asian3660.82%
Native American1860.42%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Barren County, Kentucky Population by Race

Barren County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Barren County, Kentucky Median Age

40.2

Total

39

Male

42.1

Female

Barren County, Kentucky Adults

There are 34,097 adults, (7,917 of whom are seniors) in Barren County, Kentucky.

Barren County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Barren County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female22,85751.35%
Male21,65448.65%

Barren County, Kentucky Population by Age

Barren County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,5922.4966.233.8
Married8,3913.0482.417.6
Non Family5,9121.2852.747.3
Female2,0683.3645.254.8
Male1,2213.1156.543.5
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3

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Barren County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Barren County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Barren County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.61%.

Barren County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,692

Average Earnings

$44,298

Average Male

$32,245

Average Female

Barren County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Barren County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Barren County, Kentucky Language

94.51% of Barren County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.65% of the population.

Barren County, Kentucky Language

Barren County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,8567,87620.27%
Hispanic1,60871244.28%
Multiple1,94269335.68%
Black1,52230219.84%
Other47324952.64%
Native18694.84%
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21.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.99%

Male Poverty Rate

22.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Barren County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Barren County, Kentucky is Other, with 52.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Barren County, Kentucky is Native, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.5%.

Barren County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.23%
High School18.36%
Some College11.08%
Bachelors or Greater6.42%
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Barren County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed51.05%
Male Unemployed50.86%
Female Employed8.47%
Male Employed8.38%
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Barren County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Barren County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Barren County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Barren County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,115

Number of Veterans

1,953

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

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Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Barren County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Barren County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Barren County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Barren County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75%

Born in Barren County, Kentucky

97.49%

Native Born

2.51%

Foreign Born

1.28%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.49% of Barren County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 75% having been born in Kentucky. 1.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Barren County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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