Ballard County KY Information


Ballard County Subdivisions

Ballard County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,496
Population in Households 8,369
Population in Familes 6,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density1 34
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,487
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,405
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,650 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 837 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 554 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $97,045
Average Home Value $137,811


Median Household Income $43,547
Average Household Income $57,481
Per Capita Income $23,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.25%
Households 0.42% 0.22%
Families 0.22% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ballard County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballard County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 109 10th
Population Density1 # 103 15th
Diversity Index2 # 63 48th
Median Household Income # 29 77th
Per Capita Income # 21 83rd

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