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Ballard County, KY&

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Population
8,216
0.48% decline
Median Age
42.9
Median Household Income
$43,923
3.97% growth
Poverty Rate
16.4%
Number of Employees
3,427
1.78% decline
Median Property Value
$108,400
6.48% growth

Economy

The economy of Ballard County, KY employs 3,427 people. The economy of Ballard County, KY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.55; 1.44; and 1.32 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ballard County, KY are Manufacturing (512), Retail trade (506), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (452), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($93,977), Utilities ($51,000), and Educational Services ($41,094).

Median household income in Ballard County, KY is $43,923. Males in Ballard County, KY have an average income that is 1.5 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,499. The income inequality of Ballard County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.495 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ballard County, KY. In Ballard County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,809. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Ballard County, KY is home to a population of 8,216 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ballard County, KY is composed of 7,676 White residents (93.4%), 298 Black residents (3.63%), 96 Hispanic residents (1.17%), 79 Two+ residents (0.96%), and 38 Asian residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Ballard County, KY are Gujarati (85 speakers), Greek (58 speakers), and Spanish (51 speakers), but compared to other places, Ballard County, KY has a relative high number of Gujarati (85 speakers), Greek (58 speakers), and Vietnamese (31 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY awarded 4,756 degrees. The student population of Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY is skewed towards females, with 2,031 male students and 2,725 female students. Most students in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are White (3,959 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (304 and 6.39%), Hispanic or Latino (106 and 2.23%), and Two or more races (53 and 1.11%). The largest universities in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY by number of graduates are West Kentucky Community and Technical College (2,444 and 51.4%), Murray State University (2,267 and 47.7%), and Daymar College-Paducah Main (45 and 0.95%). The most popular majors in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (267 and 5.61%), Welding Technology (153 and 3.22%), and Medical Administrative Assistant (141 and 2.96%). The median tuition costs in Purchase Area Development District PUMA, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,296 and $21,576 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ballard County, KY is $108,400, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $101,800 to $108,400, a 6.48% increase. The homeownership rate of Ballard County, KY is 81.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ballard County, KY have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ballard County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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