Barren County, KY

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2020 Population
44,026
0.324% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.4
0.247% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
25.2%
3.89% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$41,674
0.519% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$127,100
1.36% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Barren County, KY had a population of 44k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $41,674. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Barren County, KY grew from 43,884 to 44,026, a 0.324% increase and its median household income grew from $41,459 to $41,674, a 0.519% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barren County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.58%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.763%).

None of the households in Barren County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Barren County, KY are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barren County, KY are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (17 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Barren County, KY was $127,100, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Barren County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Barren County, KY was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Barren County, KY is home to a population of 44k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.78% of Barren County, KY residents were born outside of the country (785 people).

In 2020, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Barren County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Barren County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Barren County, KY was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barren County, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39.7k ± 82
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 181
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 227
3.34%
Hispanic Population
1.47k people

In 2020, there were 26.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39.7k people) in Barren County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.34% of the people in Barren County, KY are hispanic (1.47k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.78%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
785 people
1.94%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
851 people

As of 2020, 1.78% of Barren County, KY residents (785 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barren County, KY was 1.94%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    792 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    337 ± 142
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    229 ± 97

Barren County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Barren County, KY employs 18.4k people. The largest industries in Barren County, KY are Manufacturing (4,175 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,290 people), and Retail Trade (2,231 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($54,779), Utilities ($51,833), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,069).

Occupations

18.4k
2020 Value
± 1,023
−1%
1 Year decline
± 7.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barren County, KY declined at a rate of −1%, from 18.6k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barren County, KY, are Production Occupations (2,398 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,047 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,724 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barren County, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kentucky (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

18.4k
2020 Value
± 1,023
−1%
1 Year decline
± 7.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Barren County, KY declined at a rate of −1%, from 18.6k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barren County, KY, are Manufacturing (4,175 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,290 people), and Retail Trade (2,231 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barren County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Barren County, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,864
Median earning men ± $3,312
$24,422
Median earning women ± $1,966

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,450), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,386), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,169).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($40,237), Information ($39,808), and Wholesale Trade ($36,058).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 348
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 252
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 217
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57B
  2. $34.7B
  3. $31.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57B, followed by Electronics ($34.7B) and Machinery ($31.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kentucky products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$326B
2020 Value in Kentucky
$644B
Projected 2050 Value in Kentucky
97.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $326B. This is expected to increase 97.4% to $644B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.4B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $17.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Tennessee with $24.4B, followed by Ohio with $18.8B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kentucky shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barren County, KY went to Donald J. Trump with 73.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Barren County, KY awarded 17 degrees. The student population of Barren County, KY in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3 male students and 43 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barren County, KY are White (15 and 88.2%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 11.8%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Barren County, KY by number of degrees awarded are PJ's College of Cosmetology-Glasgow (17 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barren County, KY are General Cosmetology (15 and 88.2%), Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (2 and 11.8%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (0 and 0%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.764% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.662% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.15M), Some college (792k), and Secondary Education (572k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Barren County, KY was $127,100 in 2020, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $125,400 to $127,100, a 1.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Barren County, KY is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Barren County, KY have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barren County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barren County, KY is $41,674. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barren County, KY was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $55,000, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9508, with respective values of $45,234 and $44,020.

Property

$127,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,459
$11,403
Median Property Taxes
±$722

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Barren County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Barren County, KY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2020
65.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.6% of the housing units in Barren County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9509
  2. Census Tract 9510
  3. Census Tract 9508

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barren County, KY was Census Tract 9509 with a value of $55,000, followed by Census Tract 9510 and Census Tract 9508, with respective values of $45,234 and $44,020.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barren County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,674
Median Household Income
± $1,878
17.4k
Number of Households
± 945

In 2020, the median household income of the 17.4k households in Barren County, KY grew to $41,674 from the previous year's value of $41,459.

The following chart displays the households in Barren County, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barren County, KY is from Kentucky.
0.454
2020 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.456
2019 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2020, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.305% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.89%)

In 2020, 80.5% of workers in Barren County, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (4.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barren County, KY have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.34% of the workforce in Barren County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Barren County, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Barren County, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barren County, KY (10.8k out of 42.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Barren County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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91.3% of the population of Barren County, KY has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 0.877% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Kentucky was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Barren County, KY see 1299 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.7% increase from the previous year (1153 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2766 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 641 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kentucky, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,299 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barren County, KY

Primary care physicians in Barren County, KY see an average of 1,299 patients per year. This represents a 12.7% increase from the previous year (1,153 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Barren County, KY in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kentucky across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 18.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.7%
Uninsured
37.9%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
0.877%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barren County, KY grew by 29.6% from 6.71% to 8.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 31.3 in Barren County, KY.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.4% in Barren County, KY.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.39% in Barren County, KY.

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