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Ball, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Ball had a population of 3,994 as of July 1, 2016. Ball ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ball is located at latitude 31.4188 and longitude -92.4084 in Rapides Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Ball (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rapides Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Town of Ball (GNIS ID: 2405204) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Ball is located within Parish Governing Authority District A, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rapides Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ball population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ball, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,994
Population in Households 3,744
Population in Familes 3,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 250
Population Density1 502
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,507
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 1,055
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,596 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 982 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $127,641
Average Home Value $141,701


Median Household Income $42,030
Average Household Income $54,692
Per Capita Income $22,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.5%
Households 0.31% 0.42%
Families -0.03% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ball, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ball to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 130 73rd
Population Density1 # 264 45th
Diversity Index2 # 392 18th
Median Household Income # 192 60th
Per Capita Income # 209 56th

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