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Ballplay, Alabama - Basic Facts

Ballplay is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Ballplay Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Etowah County at latitude 34.0587 and longitude -85.808. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Ballplay Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 23.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

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Ballplay, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,573
Population in Households 1,573
Population in Familes 1,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 67
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 439
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 669 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 492 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $149,695
Average Home Value $180,325


Median Household Income $35,235
Average Household Income $44,215
Per Capita Income $17,400
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% -0.04%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -0.21% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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.


Ballplay, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballplay to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 249 57th
Population Density1 # 517 11th
Diversity Index2 # 558 4th
Median Household Income # 350 40th
Per Capita Income # 409 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.