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Ballard County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Ballard County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Wickliffe
Largest city La Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

274 sq mi (710 km²)
251 sq mi (650 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 8.20%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,286
33/sq mi (13/km²)
Founded 1842
Named for Bland Ballard (1761–1853), soldier in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Ballard County Courthouse KY.JPG
Ballard County Courthouse in Wickliffe, Kentucky
Website www.ballardcounty.org

Ballard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population is 8,286. Its county seat is Wickliffe, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for Captain Bland Ballard, a member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Ballard is a prohibition or dry county.

Ballard County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 274 square miles (710 km2), of which 251 square miles (650 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 5,496
1860 8,692 58.2%
1870 12,576 44.7%
1880 14,378 14.3%
1890 8,390 −41.6%
1900 10,761 28.3%
1910 12,690 17.9%
1920 12,045 −5.1%
1930 9,910 −17.7%
1940 9,480 −4.3%
1950 8,545 −9.9%
1960 8,291 −3.0%
1970 8,276 −0.2%
1980 8,798 6.3%
1990 7,902 −10.2%
2000 8,286 4.9%
Est. 2006 8,245 −0.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21007.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,286 people, 3,395 households, and 2,413 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 per square mile (13 /km2). There were 3,837 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.32% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 3,395 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.85.

The age distribution was 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,130, and the median income for a family was $41,386. Males had a median income of $32,345 versus $20,902 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,035. About 10.70% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.30% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Famous residents

Larry Kelley, past Ballard County Attorney and influential local politician.

Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve

Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve is a 458 acres (1.85 km2) nature preserve located in Ballard County, in the Barlow Bottoms. The preserve is part of the 3,000-acre (12 km2) Axe Lake Swamp wetlands complex which supports at least eight rare plant and animal species. The site has been recognized as a priority wetland in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.[3]

See also

References

Coordinates: 37°04′N 89°00′W / 37.06°N 89.00°W / 37.06; -89.00


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Ballard County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Ballard County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1842
Seat Wickliffe
Largest City La Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 8.20%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8286
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.ballardcounty.org
Named for: Bland Ballard (1761–1853), soldier in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and Battle of River Raisin.

Ballard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population is 8,286. Its county seat is Wickliffe6. The county is named for Captain Bland Ballard, a member of the Kentucky General Assembly. Ballard is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 709 km² (274 sq mi). 650 km² (251 sq mi) of it is land and 58 km² (22 sq mi) of it (8.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,286 people, 3,395 households, and 2,413 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 3,837 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.32% White, 2.87% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 1.44% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,395 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,130, and the median income for a family was $41,386. Males had a median income of $32,345 versus $20,902 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,035. About 10.70% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.30% of those under age 18 and 15.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve

Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve is a 458 acres nature preserve located in Ballard County. The preserve is part of the 3,000-acre Axe Lake Swamp wetlands complex which supports at least eight rare plant and animal species. The site has been recognized as a priority wetland in the North American Waterfowl Management Plan. [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ <Axe Lake Swamp State Nature Preserve web site URL accessed on 08/20/2006.

Coordinates: 37°04′N 89°00′W / 37.06, -89.00

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