Barren County, KY Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Barren County?

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There are 53,121 residents in Barren County, with a median age of 40.4. Of this, 49.24% are males and 50.76% are females. US-born citizens make up 97.15% of the resident pool in Barren County, while non-US-born citizens account for 1.77%. Additionally, 1.08% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 46,443 people in Barren County currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 53,121 1.8%
Male Population 26,155 1.4%
Female Population 26,966 2.2%
Male population 49.24%
Female population 50.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.4 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 51,607 1.7%
Citizen not US Born 940 14.1%
Not Citizen 574 -5.9%
Citizen US Born 97.15%
Citizen not US Born 1.77%
Not Citizen 1.08%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 5 -66.7%
Moved from Same County 3,928 10.8%
Moved from Same State 1,517 -12.6%
Moved from Different State 881 29.9%
Same House as Last Year 46,443 1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.01%
Moved from Same County 7.44%
Moved from Same State 2.87%
Moved from Different State 1.67%
Same House as Last Year 88%

What are the employment statistics in Barren County?

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White-collar workers make up 66.24% of the working population in Barren County, while blue-collar employees account for 33.76%. There are also 2,833 entrepreneurs in Barren County (12.32% of the workforce); 15,847 workers employed in private companies (68.9%); and 2,885 people working in governmental institutions (12.54%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 15,235 6.5%
Blue Collar 7,765 1.5%
White Collar 66.24%
Blue Collar 33.76%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 2,833 15.7%
Private Companies 15,847 2.2%
Governmental Workers 2,885 3.9%
Not for Profit Companies 1,435 17.4%
Self Employees 12.32%
Private Companies 68.9%
Governmental Workers 12.54%
Not for Profit Companies 6.24%

How many households are there in Barren County?

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There are a total of 20,859 households in Barren County, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 67.4% of these Barren County households, while non-family units account for the remaining 32.6%. Additionally, 33.12% of households have children and 66.88% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 20,859 2.9%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.7%
Family Households 14,059 2.4%
Non-family Households 6,800 3.9%
Family Households 67.4%
Non-family Households 32.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 6,908 1.8%
Households without Children 13,951 3.4%
Households with Children 33.12%
Households without Children 66.88%

What are the median and average incomes in Barren County?

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The average annual household income in Barren County is $69,156, while the median household income sits at $51,023 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $64,727, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $56,480. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $39,658 and $41,050, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $69,156 8.6%
Median Household Income $51,023 11.4%
People below Poverty Level 10,298 -6.3%
People above Poverty Level 41,418 4.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Barren County?

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There are 23,673 housing units in Barren County, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1982. Of the 20,859 occupied housing units in Barren County, 68.67% are owner-occupied, while 31.33% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 55.2% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $163,000. In general, housing costs reach $706 per month in Barren County.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 23,673 2.3%
Median Year Built 1982 -0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 2,108 -3.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 646 -14.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 1,943 -5.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 2,168 1.4%
Built between 1970 and 1979 3,682 -4.6%
Built between 1980 and 1989 2,849 14.3%
Built between 1990 and 1999 3,646 4.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 4,104 -2.3%
Built between 2010 and 2019 2,287 24.2%
Built in 2020 or Later 240 137.6%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 20,859 2.9%
Owner Occupied 14,324 2.2%
Renter Occupied 6,535 4.4%
Owner Occupied 68.67%
Renter Occupied 31.33%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 7,907 4.7%
Without Mortgage 6,417 -0.7%
Median Value with Mortgage $163,000 24.2%
Median Value without Mortgage $161,150 31.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $706 11.5%
With Mortgage 55.2%
Without Mortgage 44.8%

What is the level of education in Barren County?

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Approximately 49.39% of the population in Barren County holds a high school degree (that's 21,079 residents), while 22.49% have attained a college certificate (9,600 locals) and 9.27% have a bachelor's degree (3,958 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 2,362 -2.5%
Some High School 21,079 0.1%
Some College 9,600 9.4%
Associate Degree 3,160 4.0%
Bachelor's Degree 3,958 0.2%
Graduate Degree 2,519 6.5%
No High School 5.53%
Some High School 49.39%
Some College 22.49%
Associate Degree 7.4%
Bachelor's Degree 9.27%
Graduate Degree 5.9%

What is the marital status of Barren County residents?

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A total of 10,347 people in Barren County have never been married (which represents 23.5% of the total population), while 23,302 of them are wedded (52.92%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 958 (2.18%) and 6,330 (14.38%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 10,347 3.2%
Married 23,302 0.5%
Separated 958 -11.2%
Widowed 3,093 6.0%
Divorced 6,330 6.8%
Never Married 23.5%
Married 52.92%
Separated 2.18%
Widowed 7.02%
Divorced 14.38%

What are the most common means of transportation in Barren County?

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The top three means of transportation people in Barren County use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 20,374 residents commute by car, 312 prefer going to work by walking and 58 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 20,374 5.5%
Bus or TrolleyBus 58 -10.8%
Motorcycle 39 -2.5%
Walk 312 -7.1%

What is the median and average household income in Barren County by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
42123 1,279 514 $48,250.00 $65,548.00
42127 6,915 2,914 $41,145.00 $52,904.00
42130 157 65 $50,852.00 $61,249.00
42133 1,180 535 $56,078.00 $64,836.00
42141 31,732 12,542 $51,023.00 $71,602.00
42156 270 149 $87,563.00 $105,188.00
42160 2,192 666 $45,952.00 $58,502.00
42166 2,323 862 $52,632.00 $68,451.00
42171 7,073 2,612 $63,103.00 $74,123.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 42123 42127 42130 42133 42141 42156 42160 42166 42171

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