Ballard County

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Ballard County, Kentucky

PO Box 145
Wickliffe, KY 42087
Phone: (270) 335-5168
Fax: (270) 335-3081
www.ballardconet.com

On western border, west of Paducah; organized Feb 15, 1842 from McCracken and Hickman counties. Name Origin: For Maj. Bland W. Ballard (1759-1853), professional Indian fighter and scout, army officer, and KY legislator

Area (sq mi):: 273.60 (land 251.16; water 22.44) Population per square mile: 33.00
Population 2005: 8,277 State rank: 107 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.10%; 1990-2000 4.90% Population 2000: 8,286 (White 94.90%; Black or African American 2.90%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 39.60
Income 2000: per capita $19,035; median household $32,130; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,124-$27,433
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 23.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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