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Ballard County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 8,262 (all rural); it was 8,286 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,436
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,234
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,779
Renter-occupied apartments: 727 (it was 616 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 251 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 33 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ballard County: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (39.4%), Information (21.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ballard County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Males: 4,094  (49.6%)
Females: 4,168  (50.4%)

Ballard County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ballard County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,734 ($32,130 in 1999)

This county:

$45,734
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $435 (lower quartile is $259, upper quartile is $562)
This county:

$435
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $116,567 (it was $56,800 in 2000)
Ballard:

$116,567
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,035 - $201,810
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $969
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 127

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 46
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 65
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $936 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $600 (0.6%)

Ballard County household income distribution in 2009 Ballard County home values distribution Ballard County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.1%
Ballard County:

16.1%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.7% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.6% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.0 years old
(Males: 41.8 years old, Females: 44.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.8 years old, Black residents: 34.3 years old, American Indian residents: 25.5 years old, Asian residents: 38.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ballard County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $480 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.

Cities in this county include: La Center, Wickliffe, Barlow, Kevil, Bandana, Lovelaceville, Blandville.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Ballard County: Maxon Station (A), Paducah Plant, Energy Research and Development Administration (B), Shawnee Steam Plant (C), Old Kentucky Ordnance Works (D), South Yard (E), United States Enrichment Corporation Paducah Fire Department (F), Concord Fire Department Station 3 (G), Barkely Airport Fire Department (H), Freemont Fire Station (I), Concord Fire Department Station 2 (J), Little Union Community Center (K), West McCracken Fire Station 2 (L), Lone Oak Fire Department Station 2 (M), West McCracken Fire Station 1 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ballard County include: Hamilton Chapel (A), Hardmoney Church (B), Harmony Church (C), Hills Chapel (D), Houser Grove Church (E), West Paducah Church (F), White Oak Church (G), Maxon Church (H), McKendree Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Quarles Cemetery (1), Purchase Cemetery (2), Thompson Cemetery (3), Massac Cemetery (4), Tittsworth Cemetery (5), Martin Cemetery (6), Brewer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Blizzard Ponds (A), Priester Lake (B), Crawford Lake (C), Jacobs Lake (D), Long Hole (E), Metropolis Lake (F), Ohio River Pool (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Arnold Branch (A), Bayou Creek (B), Bean Branch (C), Bee Branch (D), Black Branch (E), Deer Lick Creek (F), Brushy Creek (G), Yancy Creek (H), Clarks River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ballard County: West Kentucky State Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Alexander County, Illinois , Bell County , Carlisle County , Douglas County, Missouri , Franklin County, Virginia , Greene County, Missouri , Tazewell County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 222
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 142 (92.8% naturalized citizens)

Ballard County:

1.7%
Whole state:

3.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 11
  • 2000 to 2009: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 43
  • 1980 to 1989: 7
  • 1970 to 1979: 11
  • Before 1970: 14
Note: State values scaled to Ballard County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.4%

Ballard County marital status for males Ballard County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,997
  • One, attached: 69
  • Two: 30
  • 3 or 4: 67
  • 5 to 9: 63
  • 10 to 19: 26
  • 20 to 49: 8
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 644

Housing units in Ballard County with a mortgage: 1,299 (27 second mortgage, 115 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,353

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ballard County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,84122
Mainline Protestant7729
Catholic1751
None1,461-
Ballard County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Ballard County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Ballard County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ballard County:

11.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Ballard County:

29.9%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Ballard County:

Average size of farms: 233 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,647
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.68
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,366
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 63.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.29%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,268
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.31
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.09%
Corn for grain: 22422 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10372 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 39814 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Ballard County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 2084358.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/6/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ballard County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from Ballard County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.9 miles away from Ballard County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 136.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 03, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4057: March 06, 2012, FEMA Id: 4057, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1841: May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1802: October 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1802, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: April 03, 2008 to April 04, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1757: May 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1757, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ballard County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (35%)
  • Vietnam (15%)
  • Germany (10%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • England (6%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Greece (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ballard County (%):

  • American (35%)
  • German (10%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Ballard County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,123 (85.4%)
  • Carpooled: 145 (5.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (1.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 77 (3.1%)
  • Walked: 13 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 89 (3.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Ballard County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 90 people in nursing homes
  • 57 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in other workers' dormitories
65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,212.

5.91% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.55% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($20,688 average AGI)
2.36% relocated from other states ($15,711 average AGI)
Ballard County:

2.36%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McCracken County, KY  2.08% ($34,656 average AGI)
from Carlisle County, KY  0.34% ($37,000)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.19% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($21,867 average AGI)
1.94% relocated to other states ($8,228 average AGI)
Ballard County:

1.94%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McCracken County, KY  2.79% ($32,146 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Ballard County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ballard County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ballard County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ballard County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ballard County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,681 (1,318 aged, 363 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 166 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Ballard County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (149)
  • Congestive heart failure (125)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (121)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (85)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (83)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (79)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (66)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (48)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (35)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,377
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 906

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 24

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,262
  • In family households: 6,656 (1,157 male householders, 942 female householders)
    1,671 spouses, 2,233 children (2,002 natural, 97 adopted, 136 stepchildren), 244 grandchildren, 18 brothers or sisters, 29 parents, 149 other relatives, 192 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,489 (539 male householders (428 living alone)), 606 female householders (581 living alone)), 345 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 119

Size of family households: 1,080 2-persons, 358 3-persons, 399 4-persons, 197 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,010 1-person, 67 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 12 6-persons.

968 married couples with children.
424 single-parent households (50 men, 374 women).

97.1% of residents of Ballard speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (94% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $58,717,000 ($7,079 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $939,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,549,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,602,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,512,000
Federal grants: $8,466,000
Federal procurement contracts: $533,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,055,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $62,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,355,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 489
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 552
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +59
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ballard County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.58 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 80
  • 2010 to 2013: 138
  • 2000 to 2009: 444
  • 1990 to 1999: 680
  • 1980 to 1989: 458
  • 1970 to 1979: 690
  • 1960 to 1969: 501
  • 1950 to 1959: 470
  • 1940 to 1949: 213
  • 1939 or earlier: 265
Note: State values scaled to Ballard population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ballard County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ballard County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 287
  • 5 rooms: 579
  • 6 rooms: 595
  • 7 rooms: 439
  • 8 rooms: 345
  • 9+ rooms: 382
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 145
  • 5 rooms: 107
  • 6 rooms: 168
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ballard County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ballard County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 53
  • 2 bedrooms: 659
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,438
  • 4 bedrooms: 411
  • 5+ bedrooms: 75
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 101
  • 2 bedrooms: 178
  • 3 bedrooms: 233
  • 4 bedrooms: 77
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Ballard County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ballard County population
  • no vehicle: 68
  • 1 vehicle: 727
  • 2 vehicles: 1,068
  • 3 vehicles: 609
  • 4 vehicles: 111
  • 5+ vehicles: 64
  • no vehicle: 112
  • 1 vehicle: 324
  • 2 vehicles: 133
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

92% of Ballard County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Kentucky.

Ballard County:

91.6%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,957
  • Other state: 3,116
  • Northeast: 91
  • Midwest: 2,135
  • South: 645
  • West: 253

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ballard County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.3%)
  • Utility gas (27.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Electricity (69.5%)
  • Utility gas (21.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Wood (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

8.9%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

4.1%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 85
Here:

27.2%
Kentucky:

17.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Ballard County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,391,000
    Corrections - Other: $845,000
    General - Other: $287,000
    Central Staff Services: $273,000
    Health Services - Other: $200,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Police Protection: $161,000
    Financial Administration: $141,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $259,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Corrections: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $13,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,367,000

Ballard County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $211,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $111,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $521,000
    Interest Earnings: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,147,000
    All Other: $396,000
    General Support: $57,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $849,000
    Property: $782,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $73,000
    NEC: $10,000

Ballard County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,320,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,130,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $190,000

Ballard County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,124,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 263
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 239
  • Number of recipients under 18: 47
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 177
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 39
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 106
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 107
Ballard County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Ballard County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Ballard County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15574.3 years
William14473.5 years
Mary12680.7 years
John10175.9 years
Charles8270.8 years
Robert6072.0 years
George5774.3 years
Thomas3368.8 years
Joe3174.5 years
Richard2869.6 years
Most common last names in Ballard County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones5276.8 years
Moore4174.9 years
Hall3775.0 years
Davis3377.4 years
Rollins3381.6 years
Smith3178.7 years
Moss2677.6 years
Sullivan2576.9 years
Brown2574.2 years
Anderson2480.0 years

Businesses in Ballard County, KY

  • FedEx: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 2
  • RadioShack: 1