Boyd County, Kentucky Population 2020

Boyd County, Kentucky's estimated population is 46,202 with a growth rate of -1.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Boyd County, Kentucky is the 22nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202046,202-519-1.11%
201946,721-519-1.10%
201847,240-519-1.09%
201747,759-350-0.73%
201648,109-397-0.82%
201548,506-334-0.68%
201448,840-77-0.16%
201348,917-338-0.69%
201249,255-164-0.33%
201149,419-187-0.38%
201049,606-1,544-3.02%
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%
192029,2815,83724.90%
191023,4444,61024.48%
190018,8344,80134.21%
189014,0331,86815.36%
188012,1653,59241.90%
18708,5732,52941.84%
18606,0440.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.11%
County Website
Founded
1860
County Seat
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Boyd County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,43594.48%
Black or African American1,2342.57%
Two or More Races1,1032.29%
Asian1330.28%
Some Other Race1240.26%
American Indian and Alaska Native470.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.03%
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Boyd County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Boyd County, Kentucky Median Age

41.9


Total

40.5


Male

44.2


Female

Boyd County, Kentucky Adults

There are 37,853 adults, (8,902 of whom are seniors) in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Boyd County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Boyd County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

24,133

50.18%

Male

23,958

49.82%

Boyd County, Kentucky Households and Families

Boyd County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Boyd County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.7%16.3%
All69.4%30.6%
Male60.3%39.7%
Non Family57.9%42.1%
Female49.5%50.5%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,7982.4569.4
Married9,0363.0283.7
Non Family6,2201.257.9
Female2,3903.2349.5
Male1,1523.1660.3

3.01

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Boyd County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3243.86%
9th to 12th Grade2,6097.61%
High School Graduate11,14632.50%
Some College8,31224.24%
Associates Degree3,97711.60%
Bachelors Degree3,92911.46%
Graduate Degree2,9998.74%
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Boyd County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,30928,6016,649
Black1,02897581
Multiple Races47237152
Hispanic36734298
Asian1149058
Native American3917
Other Race2914
Islander1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.88%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,099$40,780$25,599
Less Than High School$14,187$20,361$12,776
High School Grad$24,873$30,659$18,098
Some College$31,486$40,237$25,060
Bachelors Degree$48,983$57,143$40,327
Graduate Degree$54,420$55,431$52,304

$32,099

Average Earnings

$40,780

Average Male

$25,599

Average Female

Boyd County, Kentucky Language

Boyd County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Boyd County, Kentucky Language

98.34% of Boyd County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.89% of the population.

Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty

Boyd County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,5398,07218.54%
Multiple1,02348747.61%
Black69916824.03%
Hispanic75814519.13%
Other954244.21%
Native371951.35%

19.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.52%

Male Poverty Rate

20.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky is Native, with 51.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Boyd County, Kentucky is White, with 18.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.15%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.71%
High School18.73%
Some College14.23%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.46%
Male Unemployed34.17%
Female Employed11.02%
Male Employed6.01%

Boyd County, Kentucky Income

Boyd County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,165$62,885
Families$59,402$72,278
Married Families$72,677-
Non Families$23,175$41,560
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Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status

Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Boyd County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Boyd County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans

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3,820

Number of Veterans

3,599

Male Veterans

221

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,401
First Gulf War912
Second Gulf War537
Korea205
World War II157
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,148
65 to 74989
55 to 64738
75+711
18 to 34234
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,64110.13%
Black11810.54%
2 or More5110.20%
Hispanic457.67%
Indian1021.28%

Boyd County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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10.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Boyd County, Kentucky Employment Status

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51.9%

Labor Force Participation

47.1%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.28%

Born in Kentucky

98.97%

Native Born

1.03%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.97% of Boyd County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 61.28% having been born in Kentucky. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990