Barren County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Glasgow and the largest city is Glasgow. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.barrenco-ky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 43,148 and the 2010 census population was 42,173. The land area is 487.54 square miles and there are 86.5 persons per square mile.
93.3% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 2.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 79.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $105,400, there are 16,584 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,745, the median household income is $38,873, and 20.8% of the persons in Barren County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,480. Retail sales (in $1000) were $552,941, and sales per capita were $13,464. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.2%.
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