Boyd County , Kentucky

Boyd County: County in Kentucky, United States

About

Boyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 49,542 and a population density of 118 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 46,516 inhabitants. Its county seat is Catlettsburg. The county was created 162 years ago in 1860.

Boyd County Quick Facts

Population : 46,516 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Boyd County
Area : 419 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.3%
Land as percent of area : 98.7%
Named for : Linn Boyd
Altitude : 643 feet / 196 meters
Capital : Catlettsburg
Establishment : February 02, 1860
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 09:34:25 (7th October 2022)
Density : 111 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -6.51% (2010-2020)
Boyd County locator map
Location of Boyd County on Kentucky map.
Boyd County Courthouse Kentucky image
Boyd County Courthouse Kentucky
Boyd County Courthouse Kentucky image

Geography

Boyd County is located at 38°21'34"N 82°41'16"W (38.3595700, -82.6877300). It has 5 neighbors: Carter County, Greenup County, Lawrence County, Lawrence County and Wayne County.

Boyd County map

The largest city of Boyd County is Ironville with a population of 288,649. Other cities include, Meads population 288,649, Ashland population 20,070, Catlettsburg population 1,736 and Westwood population 659. See all Boyd County cities & populated places.

Boyd County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Boyd County.

City Name Population Title
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ashland 20,070 City in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States
Catlettsburg 1,736 City in Boyd County, Kentucky, United States of America
Westwood 659 City in Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States

Boyd County has 5 neighbours.

  • Catlettsburg

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Boyd County decreased by 6.51% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,542 - census
2011 49,407 -0.27% estimation process
2012 49,224 -0.37% estimation process
2013 48,880 -0.7% estimation process
2014 48,798 -0.17% estimation process
2015 48,471 -0.67% estimation process
2016 48,121 -0.73% estimation process
2017 47,808 -0.65% estimation process
2018 47,292 -1.09% estimation process
2019 46,718 -1.23% estimation process
2020 46,516 -0.43% estimation process

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People born in Boyd County (1)

American mayor, photographer and botanist (1881-1968) Robert Runyon was born in Boyd County

Other places with the same name (2)

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Jefferson County 767,452 County in Alabama, United States
Louisville 760,026 County seat of Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Fayette County 324,735 County in West Virginia, United States
Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Lexington 225,366 City in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 167,949 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 135,396 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 134,510 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 111,309 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,978 County in Kentucky, United States
Madison County 94,265 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 94,020 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
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