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Barlow, KY

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Overview


Barlow is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 653 people and just one neighborhood, Barlow is the 303rd largest community in Kentucky.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Barlow isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barlow are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barlow is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Barlow who work in office and administrative support (17.22%), food service (12.78%), and sales jobs (7.78%).

Setting & Lifestyle

As is often the case in a small city, Barlow doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Demographics

In Barlow, just 9.84% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Barlow in 2018 was $20,026, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,104 for a family of four.

The people who call Barlow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barlow residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Barlow include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.

The most common language spoken in Barlow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 23 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.9% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Barlow are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 35.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.3%), and 15.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Barlow, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (23.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (1.7%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (89.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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