La Center, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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La Center, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of La Center had a population of 984 as of July 1, 2017. La Center ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for La Center is located at latitude 37.0749 and longitude -88.9751 in Ballard County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ballard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 367 feet.

The City of La Center (GNIS ID: 2404845) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Center is located within La Center Division of Ballard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Center: Ballard Center, Maryville.

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La Center, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 984
Daytime Population: Workers 774
Daytime Population: Residents 591
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,365
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 931
Population in Familes 730
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 1,625
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $28,685
Average Household Income $39,578
Per Capita Income $17,155


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $93,261
Average Home Value $110,249


Total Households 401
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.35% -0.29%
Households -0.44% -0.3%
Families -0.54% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

La Center, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Center to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 238 56th
Population Density # 144 74th
Diversity Index # 130 76th
Median Household Income # 477 12th
Per Capita Income # 475 12th

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