Ball is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 4,015 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ball is the 103rd largest community in Louisiana.
Unlike some towns, Ball isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ball are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ball is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ball who work in office and administrative support (20.21%), sales jobs (11.52%), and teaching (8.69%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Ball. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Ball has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Ball’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Ball has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Ball has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Ball than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Ball may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Ball doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Ball citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.37% of adults 25 and older in Ball have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ball in 2010 was $23,588, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,352 for a family of four. However, Ball contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Ball home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ball residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ball include Irish, French, German, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Ball is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and French.