Floyd County, Kentucky

Floyd County: County in Kentucky, United States


Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,451 and a population density of 39 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 34,974 inhabitants. Its county seat is Prestonsburg. The county was created 222 years ago in 1799.

Quick Facts about Floyd County

Population : 34,974 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Floyd County, Floyd County, Floyd County, Floyd County, Floyd County
Area : 1024 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.6%
Land as percent of area : 99.4%
Named for : John Floyd
Capital : Prestonsburg
Establishment : December 12, 1799
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 02:10:10 (7th December 2022)
Density : 34 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -12.8% (2010-2020)
Floyd County locator map
Location of Floyd County on Kentucky map.
Floyd County Courthouse 'new'  Prestonsburg image
Floyd County Courthouse 'new' Prestonsburg
Floyd County Courthouse 'new'  Prestonsburg image


Floyd County is located at 37°33'26"N 82°44'45"W (37.5571100, -82.7457000). It has 5 neighbors: Johnson County, Knott County, Magoffin County, Martin County and Pike County.

Floyd County map

The largest city of Floyd County is Prestonsburg with a population of 3,460. Other cities include, Martin population 541, Wheelwright population 487, Wayland population 373 and Allen City population 193. See all Floyd County cities & populated places.

Floyd County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Prestonsburg 3,460 City and county seat of Floyd County, Kentucky
Martin 541 City in Kentucky, USA
Wheelwright 487 City
Wayland 373 City in Kentucky, United States
Allen City 193 City in Floyd County, Kentucky, United States

Floyd County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Floyd County decreased by 12.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 39,451 - census
2011 39,752 0.76% estimation process
2012 39,126 -1.6% estimation process
2013 38,474 -1.69% estimation process
2014 37,998 -1.25% estimation process
2015 37,531 -1.24% estimation process
2016 36,968 -1.52% estimation process
2017 36,296 -1.85% estimation process
2018 35,896 -1.11% estimation process
2019 35,589 -0.86% estimation process
2020 34,974 -1.76% estimation process

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People born in Floyd County (6)

People born in Floyd County, including politician Andrew J. May, politician John W. Langley, politician Thomas Y. Fitzpatrick, .


Other places with the same name (6)

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