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 1,028 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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

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La Center, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,028
Population in Households 975
Population in Familes 764
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density1 1,698
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 421
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 272 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $86,036
Average Home Value $104,596


Median Household Income $28,325
Average Household Income $39,110
Per Capita Income $16,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.17%
Households 0.27% 0.09%
Families 0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
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.

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, 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 # 236 56th
Population Density1 # 140 74th
Diversity Index2 # 131 76th
Median Household Income # 464 14th
Per Capita Income # 464 14th

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