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Ball, Louisiana
Town
Town of Ball
Welcome sign for Ball (established 1972)
Welcome sign for Ball (established 1972)
Location of Ball in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Ball in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Rapides
Incorporated May 1972
Area
 • Total 7.95 sq mi (20.59 km2)
 • Land 7.95 sq mi (20.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
161 ft (49 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 3,961
 • Rank RA: 3rd
 • Density 498.18/sq mi (192.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-04055
Website http://www.ball.govoffice2.com/
Kingsville Baptist Church, Ball, LA IMG 0119 (2)
Kingsville Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist congregation at 3911 Monroe Highway in Ball, is located across from Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

Ball is a town in Rapides Parish, just north of Pineville, Louisiana, United States. Established in 1972, it is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,000 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8.7 percent over the 2000 tabulation of 3,681.

History

Ball had its start as a logging town with a sawmill.

In 2011, former mayor Roy Hebron was sentenced to four years imprisonment for corruption.

Geography

Ball is located at 31°24′29″N 92°24′8″W / 31.40806°N 92.40222°W / 31.40806; -92.40222 (31.407930, -92.402316).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), all land.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. The heat has a heavy feel and can be dangerous due to the heat index which is caused by humid air. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ball has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Ball, Louisiana
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 55
(12.8)
60
(15.6)
68
(20)
77
(25)
82
(27.8)
89
(31.7)
91
(32.8)
89
(31.7)
86
(30)
77
(25)
66
(18.9)
59
(15)
75
(23.9)
Average low °F (°C) 35
(1.7)
37
(2.8)
44
(6.7)
53
(11.7)
59
(15)
66
(18.9)
69
(20.6)
68
(20)
64
(17.8)
51
(10.6)
42
(5.6)
37
(2.8)
51
(10.6)
Precipitation inches (mm) 5.1
(130)
4.2
(107)
5.1
(130)
4.3
(109)
5.1
(130)
2.7
(69)
5.1
(130)
3.9
(99)
3.8
(97)
3
(76)
3.9
(99)
6.5
(165)
52.9
(1,344)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 3,405
1990 3,305 −2.9%
2000 3,681 11.4%
2010 4,000 8.7%
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2020 census

Ball racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 3,058 77.2%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 455 11.49%
Native American 30 0.76%
Asian 21 0.53%
Pacific Islander 1 0.03%
Other/Mixed 236 5.96%
Hispanic or Latino 160 4.04%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,961 people, 1,332 households, and 877 families residing in the town.

Highways

US 165.svg U.S. Route 165

Education

Ball residents are zoned to Rapides Parish School Board schools. Ball is home to two elementary schools within the city limits that residents may go to, Ball Elementary School and Paradise Elementary School. Some residents may also go to three nearby schools in Tioga: Tioga Elementary School, Tioga Junior High School, and Tioga High School.

Notable people

  • W. H. Johnson Jr., state legislator in Mississippi
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