Ballard County is located in western Kentucky. The County Seat is Wickliffe and the largest city is La Center. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ballardcounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,240 and the 2010 census population was 8,247. The land area is 246.66 square miles and there are 33.4 persons per square mile.
94.4% of the population is White, 3.2% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.8% is two or more races. 84.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $94,400, there are 3,327 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,781, the median household income is $44,588, and 14.4% of the persons in Ballard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 795. Retail sales (in $1000) were $52,778, and sales per capita were $6,485. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.7%.
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