Barren County

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Barren County, Kentucky

117 N Public Sq Suite 1A
Glasgow, KY 42141
Phone: (270) 651-3783
Fax: (270) 651-1083
www.barrencounty.com

In south-central KY, east of Bowling Green; established Feb 20, 1798 from Warren and Green counties. Name Origin: Descriptive of the treeless prairie. It is believed the Indians burned off the growth to facilitate buffalo hunting

Area (sq mi):: 499.93 (land 490.97; water 8.96) Population per square mile: 81.60
Population 2005: 40,073 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 5.40%; 1990-2000 11.90% Population 2000: 38,033 (White 93.80%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,816; median household $31,240; Population below poverty level: 15.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,285-$22,780
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.30% Median travel time to work: 19.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Glasgow County seat (13,829)

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