Ball Ground, Georgia

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Ball Ground is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 730 at the 2000 census.

Ball Ground is at the northernmost end of Georgia Interstate 575, north of Canton at exit 20 on I-575, and ending seven miles (11 km) north at exit 27. The Cherokee County Airport is located between Ball Ground and Canton.

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Geography

Ball Ground is located just north of Canton, Georgia and south of Nelson, Georgia.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land. The city's elevation averages around 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level, ranging from just over 1,000 feet (300 m) in the valleys to around 1,200 feet (370 m) on several hilltops within the city.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000,[1] there were 730 people, 269 households, and 207 families residing in the city. The population density was 589.1 people per square mile (227.3/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 92.8 persons/km² (240.5 persons/sq mi). The racial makeup of the city was 98.77% White, 0.41% African American, and 0.27% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 298 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.3% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone whom was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $45,875, and the median income for a family was $51,429. Males had a median income of $39,125 versus $27,361 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,147. About 6.7% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.2% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

Average house value in Ball Ground area is $157,923.22. Average yearly wages paid by businesses in Ball Ground area is $31,227.00. Average number of people employed by businesses in Ball Ground area is 10.1.[3]

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