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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 226,179 225,390 223,873 222,570 221,908  
  Ballard County 8,277 8,217 8,219 8,054 8,039  
 Kevil622618618605600 
 La Center1,0131,0061,006986982 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Ballard County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 1,500 18.7 44,375 20.0  
  16-24 849 10.6 22,084 10.0  
  25-44 1,794 22.3 52,390 23.7  
  45-64 2,259 28.1 59,940 27.1  
  65-84 1,433 17.8 37,124 16.8  
  85 and older 204 2.5 5,485 2.5  
  Median Age 43.8   41.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Ballard County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 7,516 93.5 190,509 86.0  
  Black or African American 274 3.4 23,904 10.8  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 24 0.3 951 0.4  
  Asian 33 0.4 1,301 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 114 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 191 2.4 4,619 2.1  
  Hispanic Origin 109 1.4 7,177 3.2  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Ballard County 8,164 8,097 8,005 7,906  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Ballard County $36,228 $35,378 -2.3 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,943- $39,872 $30,949- $45,927    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Ballard County 3,252 2.49 $43,923  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.