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Quality of Life

  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  Median Home Price (2012): Barren County - $95,750 for 150 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  

  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.5 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2012 62.3 degrees  
  Record Highest, June 2012 (73-year record) 109 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (73-year record) -17 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,688  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,646  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.25 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.3 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2012 45.82 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 118.9  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (65-year record) 50.9  
  Prevailing Winds South  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  12 midnight 79 percent  
  6 a.m. 84 percent  
  12 noon 57 percent  
  6 p.m. 61 percent  
  Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.  Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2012.
Station of record: Nashville Intl. Airport, Nashville, TN.
 

  Public School District Enrollments and Expenditures, 2012-2013  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Barren County Schools 4,802 15.6  
  Caverna Independent Schools 717 13.3  
  Glasgow Independent Schools 1,906 12.9  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability.