Ballard County , Kentucky

Ballard County: County in Kentucky, United States

About

Ballard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,249 and a population density of 12 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 7,769 inhabitants. Its county seat is Wickliffe. The county was created 179 years ago in 1842.

Ballard County Quick Facts

Population : 7,769 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 709 km2
Water as percent of area : 9.9%
Land as percent of area : 90.1%
Named for : Bland Ballard
Altitude : 397 feet / 121 meters
Capital : Wickliffe
Establishment : February 02, 1842
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:59:39 (28th January 2022)
Density : 11 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.18% (2010-2020)
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Location of Ballard County on Kentucky map.
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Geography

Ballard County is located at 37°3'30"N 88°59'58"W (37.0584300, -88.9993400). It has 5 neighbors: Alexander County, Pulaski County, Carlisle County, McCracken County and Mississippi County.

Ballard County map

The largest city of Ballard County is La Center with a population of 942. Other cities include, Wickliffe population 638, Barlow population 628, Kevil population 569 and Blandville population 84. See all Ballard County cities & populated places.

Ballard County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Ballard County.

City Name Population Title
La Center 942 Human settlement in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States of America
Wickliffe 638 Human settlement in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States of America
Barlow 628 Human settlement in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States of America
Kevil 569 Human settlement in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States of America
Blandville 84 City in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States

Ballard County has 5 neighbours.

  • Wickliffe

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Ballard County decreased by 6.18% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,249 - census
2011 8,269 0.24% estimation process
2012 8,285 0.19% estimation process
2013 8,252 -0.4% estimation process
2014 8,188 -0.78% estimation process
2015 8,216 0.34% estimation process
2016 8,046 -2.11% estimation process
2017 8,018 -0.35% estimation process
2018 7,992 -0.33% estimation process
2019 7,888 -1.32% estimation process
2020 7,769 -1.53% estimation process

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People born in Ballard County (2)

People born in Ballard County, including poet and writer Lillian Rozell Messenger, Singer/songwriter Kelsey Waldon, .

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