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Floyd County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1800
Named for John Floyd (1783–1837), surveyor and pioneer.
Seat Prestonburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

395 sq mi (1,024 km²)
394 sq mi (1,021 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,441
108/sq mi (42/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.floydcountykentucky.com

Floyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1800. As of 2000, the population was 42,441. Its county seat is Prestonsburg6. The county is named for Colonel John Floyd (1750-1783).

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,024 km² (395 sq mi). 1,021 km² (394 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.29%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,485
1820 8,207 135.5%
1830 4,347 −47.0%
1840 6,302 45.0%
1850 5,714 −9.3%
1860 6,388 11.8%
1870 7,877 23.3%
1880 10,176 29.2%
1890 11,256 10.6%
1900 15,552 38.2%
1910 18,623 19.7%
1920 27,427 47.3%
1930 41,942 52.9%
1940 52,986 26.3%
1950 53,500 1.0%
1960 41,642 −22.2%
1970 35,889 −13.8%
1980 48,764 35.9%
1990 43,586 −10.6%
2000 42,441 −2.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21071.txt

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,441 people, 16,881 households, and 12,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 42/km² (108/sq mi). There were 18,551 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (47/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.73% White, 1.29% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,881 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 12.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,168, and the median income for a family was $25,717. Males had a median income of $30,242 versus $20,569 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,442. About 26.90% of families and 30.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Education Edit

Floyd County's public schools are operated by Floyd County Schools.

External links Edit

Coordinates: 37°34′N 82°45′W / 37.56, -82.75

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