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Ballard, California - Basic Facts

The Ballard Census Designated Place had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ballard is located at latitude 34.6305 and longitude -120.1118 in Santa Barbara County. The formal boundaries for the Ballard Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Barbara County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 669 feet.

The Ballard Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582938) 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.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ballard Census Designated Place is located within Solvang-Santa Ynez CCD of Santa Barbara County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ballard 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 Ballard: Alamo Pintado.

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Ballard, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 508
Population in Households 468
Population in Familes 385
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density1 431
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 125
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 132 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $1,000,001
Average Home Value $1,013,826


Median Household Income $101,806
Average Household Income $141,384
Per Capita Income $54,193
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.45%
Households 1.13% 1.43%
Families -0.5% 1.4%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Ballard, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ballard to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California 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 # 1179 22nd
Population Density1 # 973 36th
Diversity Index2 # 1104 27th
Median Household Income # 138 91st
Per Capita Income # 144 91st

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