Boyd County, Kentucky Population 2024

48,796

Boyd County, Kentucky's estimated 2024 population is 48,796 with a growth rate of 0.71% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Boyd County, Kentucky is the 21st largest county in Kentucky. The 2010 population was 49,602 and has seen a growth of -1.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202950,5113430.68%
202850,1683430.69%
202749,8253430.69%
202649,4823430.7%
202549,1393430.7%
202448,7963430.71%
202348,4533430.71%
202248,1103430.72%
202147,767-430-0.89%
202048,1971,3582.9%
201946,839-567-1.2%
201847,406-461-0.96%
201747,867-308-0.64%
201648,175-343-0.71%
201548,518-310-0.63%
201448,828-77-0.16%
201348,905-333-0.68%
201249,238-179-0.36%
201149,417-185-0.37%
201049,602
199051,150-4,363-7.86%
198055,5133,1375.99%
197052,3762130.41%
196052,1632,2144.43%
195049,9494,0118.73%
194045,9382,0894.76%
193043,84914,56849.75%
192029,2815,83724.9%
191023,4444,61024.48%
190018,8344,80134.21%
189014,0331,86815.36%
188012,1653,59241.9%
18708,5732,52941.84%
18606,044-44,467-88.03%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.71% (343)
County Website
Boyd County
County Seat
2010 Population
49,602
Area
160 mi²
Density
305 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.62% (-806)
Founded
1860

Boyd County, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White44,88393.04%
Two or more races1,6053.33%
Black or African American9852.04%
Other race5791.2%
Asian1590.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander160.03%
Native American150.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Boyd County, Kentucky Population by Race

Boyd County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2024

Boyd County, Kentucky Median Age

42.1

Total

40.5

Male

44.1

Female

Boyd County, Kentucky Adults

There are 37,861 adults, (9,619 of whom are seniors) in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Boyd County, Kentucky Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Boyd County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female24,05449.86%
Male24,18850.14%

Boyd County, Kentucky Population by Age

Boyd County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All18,5332.5168.931.1
Married8,2783.148614
Non Family6,5111.255.144.9
Female2,7023.2550.349.7
Male1,0423.736832
showing: 5 rows

3.11

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Boyd County, Kentucky Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Boyd County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Boyd County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 40%.

Boyd County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,568

Average Earnings

$46,009

Average Male

$33,532

Average Female

Boyd County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Boyd County, Kentucky Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Boyd County, Kentucky Language

97.83% of Boyd County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 2.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Boyd County, Kentucky Language

Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White43,2267,16616.58%
Multiple1,57467042.57%
Black49812024.1%
Asian1596540.88%
Other570396.84%
Hispanic850222.59%
showing: 6 rows

17.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.35%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 42.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 2.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.81%.

Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.4%
High School16.26%
Some College13.89%
Bachelors or Greater5.99%
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Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed46.19%
Male Unemployed28.35%
Female Employed8.68%
Male Employed5.81%
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Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Boyd County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Boyd County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Boyd County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,335

Number of Veterans

3,025

Male Veterans

310

Female Veterans

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Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by War

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Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

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Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Boyd County, Kentucky Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Boyd County, Kentucky Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Boyd County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.34%

Born in Boyd County, Kentucky

99.06%

Native Born

0.94%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

0.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.06% of Boyd County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 63.34% having been born in Kentucky. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Boyd County, Kentucky Place of Birth

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