Ballard County KY Information


Ballard County Subdivisions

Ballard County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,372
Daytime Population: Workers 3,304
Daytime Population: Residents 4,634
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,938
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 8,245
Population in Familes 6,837
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 34
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $44,662
Average Household Income $59,938
Per Capita Income $24,764


Total Housing Units 3,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,623 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 804 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 529 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $105,481
Average Home Value $138,477


Total Households 3,427
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,365
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 0.2% -0.01%
Households 0.12% -0.06%
Families -0.04% -0.17%
Median Household Income   3.15%
Per Capita Income   3.26%


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, 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 # 109 10th
Population Density # 104 14th
Diversity Index # 62 50th
Median Household Income # 31 75th
Per Capita Income # 22 83rd

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