Ballplay, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Ballplay Census Designated Place had a population of 1,572 as of July 1, 2017. Ballplay ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ballplay is located at latitude 34.023 and longitude -85.8015 in Etowah County. The formal boundaries for the Ballplay Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Etowah County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 594 feet.

The Ballplay Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582662) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ballplay Census Designated Place is located within Hokes Bluff Division of Etowah County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ballplay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Ballplay, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,572
Daytime Population: Workers 57
Daytime Population: Residents 925
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 982
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 1,572
Population in Familes 1,348
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 67
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $42,271
Average Household Income $53,849
Per Capita Income $21,232


Total Housing Units 672 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 484 (72.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $78,770
Average Home Value $110,093


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 435
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.23%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families -0.25% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.9%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Ballplay, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballplay to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 250 57th
Population Density # 517 11th
Diversity Index # 559 4th
Median Household Income # 217 63rd
Per Capita Income # 281 52nd

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