Ball is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 3,978 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ball is the 103rd largest community in Louisiana.
Ball is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (21.26%), sales jobs (10.34%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.14%).
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.
Being a small town, Ball does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Ball is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.97% of adults 25 and older in Ball have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ball in 2010 was $23,267, which is upper middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,068 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.