Blandville, Kentucky

"Blandville" redirects here. For the community in West Virginia, see Blandville, West Virginia.
Blandville, Kentucky

Location of Blandville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°56′35″N 88°57′50″W / 36.94306°N 88.96389°W / 36.94306; -88.96389Coordinates: 36°56′35″N 88°57′50″W / 36.94306°N 88.96389°W / 36.94306; -88.96389
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Ballard
  Total 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
  Land 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 90
  Density 431/sq mi (166.4/km2)
Time zone ET (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 42087
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-07390
GNIS feature ID 0487455

Blandville is a 6th-class city in Ballard County, Kentucky, in the United States. It was founded in 1842 and named for Captain Bland Ballard,[1] a hero of the War of 1812. It was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1845.[2] Blandville was the seat of Ballard County from 1842 to 1881, when the seat was moved to Wickliffe.[3] The population was 90 at the 2010 census.[4] It is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Blandville is located near the southern border of Ballard County in western Kentucky. It is 8 miles (13 km) east of Wickliffe, the county seat, and 13 miles (21 km) east of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers at Cairo, Illinois.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2), all land.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 99 people, 39 households, and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 519.2 people per square mile (201.2/km²). There were 46 housing units at an average density of 241.2/sq mi (93.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93 White, 2 African American, 1 from other races, and 4 from two or more races.

There were 39 households out of which 14 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 20 were married couples living together, 5 had a female householder with no husband present, and 13 were non-families. 8 of all households were made up of individuals and 3 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city the population was spread out with 29 under the age of 18, 10 from 18 to 24, 28 from 25 to 44, 23 from 45 to 64, and 9 who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $15,625, and the median income for a family was $40,750. Males had a median income of $42,083 versus $13,333 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,440. There were 18.5% of families and 23.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 36.7% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


  1. Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 39.
  2. Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Blandville, Kentucky". Accessed 15 Jul 2013.
  4. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Blandville city, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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