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Ball Ground, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Ball Ground had a population of 1,641 as of July 1, 2016. Ball Ground ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ball Ground is located at latitude 34.3433 and longitude -84.3608 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ball Ground (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Ball Ground (GNIS ID: 2403151) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ball Ground is located within Ball Ground Division of Cherokee County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ball Ground: Ballground.

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


Total Population 1,641
Population in Households 1,641
Population in Familes 1,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 279
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 606
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 486 (71.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $170,122
Average Home Value $238,940


Median Household Income $53,216
Average Household Income $67,217
Per Capita Income $24,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.18% 2.35%
Households 2.07% 2.24%
Families 1.77% 2.08%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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 Ground, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ball Ground to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 301 52nd
Population Density1 # 448 29th
Diversity Index2 # 609 3rd
Median Household Income # 96 85th
Per Capita Income # 113 82nd

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