Barren County , Kentucky

Barren County: County in Kentucky, United States


Barren County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,173 and a population density of 33 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 44,300 inhabitants. Its county seat is Glasgow. The county was created 225 years ago in 1796.

Barren County Quick Facts

Population : 44,300 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1272 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.5%
Land as percent of area : 97.5%
Named for : The Barrens
Altitude : 728 feet / 222 meters
Capital : Glasgow
Establishment : December 12, 1796
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 19:02:12 (3rd October 2022)
Density : 35 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 4.8% (2010-2020)
Barren County locator map
Location of Barren County on Kentucky map.
Barren County Kentucky courthouse 2 image
Barren County Kentucky courthouse 2
Barren County Kentucky courthouse 2 image


Barren County is located at 36°57'56"N 85°56'1"W (36.9655800, -85.9336600). It has 6 neighbors: Hart County, Allen County, Edmonson County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County and Warren County.

Barren County map

The largest city of Barren County is Glasgow with a population of 14,411. Other cities include, Cave City population 2,426 and Park City population 559. See all Barren County cities & populated places.

Barren County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Barren County.

City Name Population Title
Glasgow 14,411 City in Barren County, Kentucky, United States of America
Cave City 2,426 City in Kentucky
Park City 559 Human settlement in Barren County, Kentucky, United States of America

Barren County has 6 neighbours.

  • Glasgow


The population of Barren County increased by 4.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 42,173 - census
2011 42,321 0.35% estimation process
2012 42,607 0.67% estimation process
2013 42,937 0.77% estimation process
2014 43,034 0.23% estimation process
2015 43,546 1.18% estimation process
2016 43,763 0.5% estimation process
2017 43,746 -0.04% estimation process
2018 44,115 0.84% estimation process
2019 44,249 0.3% estimation process
2020 44,300 0.12% estimation process

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People born in Barren County (10)

People born in Barren County, including Kentucky governor Louie B. Nunn, Confederate Army general Joseph Horace Lewis, pianist Beegie Adair, .


  • Walter Evans (Union United States Army officer, lawyer, politician, United States federal judge) he was born in 18/09/1842
  • Asa Lewis (Confederate Army soldier executed for desertion)
  • John F. Yancey (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1826
  • Nancy Kelsey (American pioneer) she was born in 01/08/1823
  • William Burton Walbert (American politician) he was born in 18/05/1886
  • Thomas Dudley Wooten (American surgeon) he was born in 06/03/1829
  • Nettie Depp (American politician) she was born in 21/11/1874

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