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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 227,714 226,179 225,390 223,873 222,570  
  Ballard County 8,311 8,277 8,217 8,219 8,054  
 Kevil625622618618605 
 La Center1,0171,0131,0061,006986 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Ballard County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 1,504 18.7 44,406 20.0  
  16-24 830 10.3 22,431 10.1  
  25-44 1,826 22.7 52,754 23.7  
  45-64 2,290 28.4 60,697 27.3  
  65-84 1,413 17.5 36,771 16.5  
  85 and older 191 2.4 5,511 2.5  
  Median Age 43.8   41.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Ballard County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 7,563 93.9 191,749 86.2  
  Black or African American 266 3.3 23,982 10.8  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 24 0.3 916 0.4  
  Asian 29 0.4 1,280 0.6  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 112 0.1  
  Other/Multirace 171 2.1 4,531 2.0  
  Hispanic Origin 104 1.3 6,907 3.1  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Ballard County $30,263 $35,717 18.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $26,109- $37,523 $27,708- $44,428    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Ballard County 3,288 2.48 $42,244  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.