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Ballard County, Kentucky

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Ballard County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 7,979
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 7,979
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 8,246
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -3.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,249
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 591
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 1.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,924
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 78.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $102,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $931
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $299
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $611
Building permits, 2018 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 3,225
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.49
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 89.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 78.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 70.0%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 14.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 50.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 57,633
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,916
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 23.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $42,988
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $25,063
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 124
Total employment, 2016 1,419
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 58,115
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 -14.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 475
All firms, 2012 638
Men-owned firms, 2012 253
Women-owned firms, 2012 318
Minority-owned firms, 2012 64
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 542
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 52
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 554
Population per square mile, 2010 33.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 246.66
FIPS Code 21007
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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