Ballard County, Kentucky Population 2024

7,570

Ballard County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 7,570 with a growth rate of -0.53% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ballard County, Kentucky is the 110th largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 8,250 and has seen a growth of -8.24% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,370-40-0.54%
20287,410-40-0.54%
20277,450-40-0.53%
20267,490-40-0.53%
20257,530-40-0.53%
20247,570-40-0.53%
20237,610-40-0.52%
20227,650-40-0.52%
20217,690-22-0.29%
20207,712-105-1.34%
20197,817-123-1.55%
20187,940-62-0.77%
20178,002-41-0.51%
20168,043-165-2.01%
20158,208300.37%
20148,178-66-0.8%
20138,244-30-0.36%
20128,274160.19%
20118,25880.1%
20108,250
19907,902-896-10.18%
19808,7985226.31%
19708,276-15-0.18%
19608,291-254-2.97%
19508,545-935-9.86%
19409,480-430-4.34%
19309,910-2,135-17.73%
192012,045-645-5.08%
191012,6901,92917.93%
190010,7612,37128.26%
18908,390-5,988-41.65%
188014,3781,80214.33%
187012,5763,88444.68%
18608,6923,19658.15%
18505,496-1,874-25.43%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.53% (-40)
County Website
Ballard County
County Seat
2010 Population
8,250
Area
247 mi²
Density
31 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.24% (-680)
Founded
1842

Ballard County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,16292.51%
Black or African American3013.89%
Two or more races2262.92%
Asian400.52%
Native American130.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Ballard County, Kentucky Population by Race

Ballard County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Ballard County, Kentucky Median Age

44.7

Total

42

Male

46.6

Female

Ballard County, Kentucky Adults

There are 6,187 adults, (1,724 of whom are seniors) in Ballard County, Kentucky.

Ballard County, Kentucky Age Dependency

73.5

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ballard County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female3,83749.56%
Male3,90550.44%

Ballard County, Kentucky Population by Age

Ballard County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9592.5880.419.6
Married1,6203.2287.112.9
Non Family9231.167.432.6
Female2473.3374.125.9
Male1693.3696.43.6
showing: 5 rows

3.15

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

80.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ballard County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ballard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ballard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.5%.

Ballard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,713

Average Earnings

$49,563

Average Male

$36,758

Average Female

Ballard County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ballard County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ballard County, Kentucky Language

94.37% of Ballard County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 5.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.51% of the population.

Ballard County, Kentucky Language

Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,98288812.72%
Black27914150.54%
Multiple2265423.89%
Hispanic12554%
Native13215.38%
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14.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.52%

Male Poverty Rate

15.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky is Black, with 50.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.44%.

Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.23%
High School16.73%
Some College7.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.12%
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Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed50%
Female Unemployed12.38%
Female Employed7.03%
Male Employed5.02%
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Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ballard County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ballard County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ballard County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

478

Number of Veterans

458

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by War

count

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Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.1%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.4%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Ballard County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ballard County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ballard County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.6%

Born in Ballard County, Kentucky

98.9%

Native Born

1.1%

Foreign Born

0.44%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.9% of Ballard County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 66.6% having been born in Kentucky. 0.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ballard County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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