|Former municipality of Switzerland|
|Population||55 (December 2007)|
|- Density||37 /km2 (95 /sq mi)|
|Area||1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||567 m (1,860 ft)|
|Surrounded by||Deisswil bei Münchenbuchsee, Jegenstorf, Urtenen-Schönbühl, Wiggiswil, Zuzwil|
Ballmoos is first mentioned in 1270 as Banemos. Several Bronze Age artifacts have been found in the area, but there is no evidence of a settlement. A family of Ministerialis, unfree knights, that served the House of Kyburg came from Ballmoos. The major land owner was the Order of St. John in Münchenbuchsee. Following the secularization of the monasteries (1528), Ballmoos became part of the Landvogtei of Münchenbuchsee. Following the Act of Mediation in 1803, it became part of the District of Fraubrunnen.
Ballmoos has an area of 1.5 km2 (0.58 sq mi). Of this area, 73.5% is used for agricultural purposes, while 22.4% is forested. Of the rest of the land, 3.4% is settled (buildings or roads) and the remainder (0.7%) is non-productive (rivers or glaciers).
Ballmoos consists entirely of individual houses scattered throughout the borders of the municipality.
Ballmoos has a population (as of 2007[update]) of 55, all Swiss citizens. Over the last 10 years the population has decreased at a rate of -3.5%. Most of the population (as of 2000[update]) speaks German (98.4%), with the rest speaking French.
The age distribution of the population (as of 2000[update]) is children and teenagers (0–19 years old) make up 39.3% of the population, while adults (20–64 years old) make up 41% and seniors (over 64 years old) make up 19.7%. In Ballmoos about 60% of the population (between age 25-64) have completed either non-mandatory upper secondary education or additional higher education (either University or a Fachhochschule).
Ballmoos has an unemployment rate of 12%. As of 2005[update], there no one employed in the primary economic sector. 1 person is employed in the secondary sector and there is 1 business in this sector. 4 people are employed in the tertiary sector, with no businesses in this sector.
The historical population is given in the following table:
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ballmoos.|
- Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis der Schweiz, Mutationsmeldungen 2009 / Répertoire officiel des communes de Suisse, Mutations 2009 / Elenco ufficiale dei Comuni della Svizzera, Mutazione 2009 (Report). Federal Statistical Office. 2009. 2774. http://www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal/de/index/infothek/nomenklaturen/blank/blank/gem_liste/03.Document.128095.pdf. Retrieved 6 March 2010.
- Ballmoos in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
- Swiss Federal Statistical Office accessed 08-Jun-2009