Ballard County, Kentucky Population 2020

Ballard County, Kentucky's estimated population is 7,895 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 109th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20207,895-42-0.53%
20197,937-42-0.53%
20187,979-42-0.52%
20178,021-24-0.30%
20168,045-171-2.08%
20158,216270.33%
20148,189-65-0.79%
20138,254-33-0.40%
20128,287180.22%
20118,26990.11%
20108,2603584.53%
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%
18505,4960.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.53%
County Website
Founded
1842
County Seat
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Ballard County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,54993.31%
Black or African American3364.15%
Two or More Races1231.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.51%
Asian320.40%
Some Other Race90.11%
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Ballard County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Ballard County, Kentucky Median Age

43.3


Total

41.9


Male

45


Female

Ballard County, Kentucky Adults

There are 6,307 adults, (1,618 of whom are seniors) in Ballard County, Kentucky.

Ballard County, Kentucky Age Dependency

72.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38

Child Dependency Ratio

Ballard County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

4,098

50.66%

Male

3,992

49.34%

Ballard County, Kentucky Households and Families

Ballard County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ballard County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.9%11.1%
Male83.8%16.3%
All79.8%20.2%
Female67.2%32.8%
Non Family66.9%33.1%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0852.5879.8
Married1,6803.0388.9
Non Family9801.3566.9
Female2653.7767.2
Male1603.4683.8

3.08

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Ballard County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2474.36%
9th to 12th Grade59010.41%
High School Graduate2,13537.67%
Some College1,41324.93%
Associates Degree5279.30%
Bachelors Degree4477.89%
Graduate Degree3095.45%
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Ballard County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,3964,607736
Black1861555
Multiple Races4023
Hispanic29291
Asian212115
Native American99
Other Race22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.43%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,441$45,588$26,356
Less Than High School$20,540$21,549$13,889
High School Grad$31,563$45,458$19,757
Some College$32,201$50,380$26,983
Bachelors Degree$40,673$53,903$35,952
Graduate Degree$54,545$73,750$52,727

$32,441

Average Earnings

$45,588

Average Male

$26,356

Average Female

Ballard County, Kentucky Language

Ballard County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Ballard County, Kentucky Language

96.41% of Ballard County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.35% of the population.

Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty

Ballard County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,3061,21016.56%
Black3064113.40%
Hispanic1033937.86%
Asian322578.13%
Native411843.90%
Multiple1231713.82%

16.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.83%

Male Poverty Rate

20.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky is Asian, with 78.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ballard County, Kentucky is Black, with 13.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.27%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.65%
High School14.22%
Some College10.99%
Bachelors or Greater7.64%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed26.77%
Female Unemployed26.09%
Female Employed13.70%
Male Employed5.90%

Ballard County, Kentucky Income

Ballard County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,350$63,324
Families$57,292$74,914
Married Families$63,650-
Non Families$27,500$36,895
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Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status

Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Ballard County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Ballard County, Kentucky Marriage

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

Ballard County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans

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621

Number of Veterans

566

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam196
First Gulf War120
Second Gulf War99
Korea60
World War II34
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74204
35 to 54181
75+145
55 to 6463
18 to 3428
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5969.97%
Black208.44%
2 or More48.00%
Hispanic23.92%
Asian14.76%

Ballard County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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11.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ballard County, Kentucky Employment Status

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54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.09%

Born in Kentucky

97.87%

Native Born

2.13%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

1.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.87% of Ballard County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 64.09% having been born in Kentucky. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990