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The 2000 Census showed that Floyd County had a population of 42,441 people. This represented 1.05% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 21st most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Floyd had a population of 41,899 people. This is a decrease of 1.28% 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
201039,451-7.05%-5.84% since 2009
200941,899-1.28%-0.18% since 2008
200841,975-1.1%-0.13% since 2007
200742,029-0.97%+0.36% since 2006
200641,878-1.33%-0.4% since 2005
200542,045-0.93%-0.16% since 2004
200342,077-0.86%-0.33% since 2002
200242,216-0.53%+0.16% since 2001
200142,148-0.69%-0.69% since 2000
200042,441The Last Census

Floyd County had 18,551 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Floyd County has a total area<3> of 395.5 square miles [1,024 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.16 square miles [3.02 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Floyd County had a population density of 107.6 people per square mile [41.56 people/km²], making it the state's 22nd 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 Floyd County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Floyd and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Floyd County QuickFact (QF-21071).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Floyd County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

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

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BreathittQF-21025   W15,57516,100-3.26%
JohnsonQF-21115   N23,82723,4451.63%
KnottQF-21119   SW17,12617,649-2.96%
MagoffinQF-21153   NW13,16613,332-1.25%
MartinQF-21159   NE13,07012,5783.91%
PikeQF-21195   SE65,44668,736-4.79%

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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 Floyd. 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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