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The 2000 Census showed that Boyd County had a population of 49,752 people. This represented 1.23% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Boyd had a population of 48,527 people. This is a decrease of 2.46% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201049,542-0.42%+2.09% since 2009
200948,527-2.46%-0.09% since 2008
200748,565-2.39%-0.37% since 2006
200648,747-2.02%-0.38% since 2005
200548,931-1.65%-0.53% since 2004
200449,193-1.12%-0.61% since 2003
200349,495-0.52%+0.11% since 2002
200249,440-0.63%-0.25% since 2001
200149,565-0.38%-0.38% since 2000
200049,752The Last Census

Boyd County had 21,976 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Boyd County has a total area<3> of 161.8 square miles [419.1 km²]. Of this total, 160.2 square miles [414.8 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.02%) being water (1.65 square miles [4.27 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Boyd County had a population density of 310.6 people per square mile [119.9 people/km²], making it the state's 6th most densely populated county (out of 120 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Boyd County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Boyd and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Boyd County QuickFact (QF-21019).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Boyd County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CarterQF-21043   W26,77126,889-0.44%
GreenupQF-21089   NW38,02036,8913.06%
LawrenceQF-21127   S16,57315,5696.45%
Lawrence (OH)QF-39087   NE62,74462,3190.68%
Wayne (WV)QF-54099   SE41,11942,903-4.16%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Boyd. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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