Barlow, Kentucky

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Barlow, Kentucky

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Barlow strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Barlow Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Barlow, Kentucky

Comparing Barlow to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 7 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Male Share of the Population 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 5 3
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Housing Recently Built 6 4

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Barlow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 100 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Ballard
Standard Zip Codes 42024
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.051
Longitude -89.046

Barlow Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CAIRO 3 N
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 50 to 69 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station BARDWELL 2 E
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 43 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
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Barlow Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 715 100%
Male 338 47.3%
Female 377 52.7%
Under 18 175 24.5%
18+ 540 75.5%
65+ 136 19%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.87
White 662 92.6%
African-American 34 4.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 19 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Barlow Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 713
Growth -2
Growth % -0.3%

Barlow Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 30.2%
Irish 15.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.9%
German 12.8%
English 11.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Italian 3.1%
Polish 2.7%
Dutch 1.7%
Scottish 1%
Swiss 0.8%
Russian 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Barlow 715 $28,214
Arlington 395 $28,750
Bardwell 799 $25,500
Columbus 229 $29,844
Kevil 574 $44,688
La Center 1,038 $36,250
Wickliffe 794 $35,417
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Barlow High Schools (2004)

Serves 428 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

Barlow Colleges

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