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Boyd County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 48,832 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 49,752 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,404
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,517
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 14,591
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,866 (it was 5,419 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 160 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 305 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Boyd County: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Boyd County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 24,269  (49.7%)
Females: 24,563  (50.3%)
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Boyd County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Boyd County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,746 ($32,749 in 1999)

This county:

$43,746
Kentucky:

$45,215

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $472 (lower quartile is $324, upper quartile is $602)
This county:

$472
State:

$545


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $105,203 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Boyd:

$105,203
Kentucky:

$130,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,919 - $174,183
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $969
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $350

Institutionalized population: 2,208

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 64
  • Thefts: 125
  • Auto thefts: 35

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 53
  • Thefts: 105
  • Auto thefts: 29
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $148,900
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,045 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $664 (0.7%)

Boyd County household income distribution in 2009 Boyd County home values distribution Boyd County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.4%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.1% for Black residents, 10.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.9% for American Indian residents, 65.5% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.0%
Boyd County:

20.0%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.9% for American Indian residents, 56.0% for other race residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 39 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 17 years old)

Area name: Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boyd County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ashland, Ashland Rural, Cannonsburg, Westwood, Catlettsburg.

Boyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Boyd County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Boyd County: Camp Webb (A), Easterline Shelter (B), Old Hanging Prison Wall Gardens (C), Grahn Volunteer Fire Department (D), Hitchins Volunteer Fire Department (E), Carter City Volunteer Fire Department (F), Norton Branch Volunteer Fire Department (G), Carter County Emergency Ambulance Service District (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boyd County include: Fairview Church (A), Goebel Church (B), Huff Run Church (C), Johns Run Church (D), Kibbey Church (E), Bowen Chapel (F), Lindsey Chapel (G), Mount Chapel Church (H), Mount Pleasant Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jordan Cemetery (1), Barney Fultz Cemetery (2), Gilliam Cemetery (3), Patton Cemetery (4), Hale Cemetery (5), Hargett Cemetery (6), Jones Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Fraley Pond (A), Stevens Lake (B), Anglin Pond (C), Rose Lake (D), Smoky Valley Lake (E), Olive Hill Reservoir (F), Grayson Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Adams Creek (A), Anglin Branch (B), Barnes Branch (C), Barrett Creek (D), Beckwith Branch (E), Beetree Fork (F), Big Sinking Creek (G), Black Branch (H), Dixie Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Boyd County include: Carter Caves State Resort Park (1), Grayson Lake State Park (2), Grayson Game Refuge Area (3), Sunrise Valley Golf and Country Club (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calaveras County, California , Bent County, Colorado , Greenbrier County, West Virginia , Carroll County , Sacramento County, California , King George County, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,318
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 572 (24% naturalized citizens)

Boyd County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 132
  • 1990 to 1994: 95
  • 1985 to 1989: 60
  • 1980 to 1984: 93
  • 1975 to 1979: 76
  • 1970 to 1974: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 25
  • 1965 to 1969: 72
Note: State values scaled to Boyd County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Boyd County marital status for males Boyd County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,358
  • One, attached: 246
  • Two: 563
  • 3 or 4: 598
  • 5 to 9: 682
  • 10 to 19: 509
  • 20 or more: 617
  • Mobile homes: 2,381
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Boyd County with a mortgage: 7,090 (530 second mortgage, 765 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,830

Here:

59.5% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Boyd County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,27985
Mainline Protestant5,66020
Catholic1,9501
Black Protestant1202
Other31
None20,530-
Boyd County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Boyd County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Boyd County:

6.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

6.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Boyd County:

12.7%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Boyd County:

32.2%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Boyd County:

Average size of farms: 122 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $4,591
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $107.20
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.06%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $8,213
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.23%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,110
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 97.81%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.46%
Corn for grain: 184 harvested acres
Vegetables: 30 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Boyd County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 16025835.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Boyd County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.0 miles away from Boyd County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 282.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from Boyd County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 233.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1475: July 02, 2003, FEMA Id: 1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1471: June 03, 2003, FEMA Id: 1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Boyd County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Colombia (16%)
  • Mexico (13%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Cuba (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Nigeria (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Boyd County (%):

  • United States or American (32%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Boyd County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,228 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 1,998 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 36 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 23 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 24 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 315 (2%)
  • Other means: 126 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 342 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Boyd County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 1,358 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 239 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 200 people in nursing homes
  • 101 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 58 people in halfway houses
  • 55 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 21 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Boyd County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 1,551 people in federal prisons
  • 343 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 182 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 105 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 24 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 23 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,676.

5.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,579 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.85%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.92% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($17,190 average AGI)
2.93% relocated from other states ($18,389 average AGI)
Boyd County:

2.93%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenup County, KY  1.35% ($39,653 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, OH  0.64% ($27,056)
from Carter County, KY  0.46% ($29,494)
from Cabell County, WV  0.25% ($41,905)
from Wayne County, WV  0.23% ($35,385)
from Lawrence County, KY  0.22% ($34,278)
from Fayette County, KY  0.18% ($27,433)


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.09% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,097 average AGI)
3.12% relocated to other states ($22,234 average AGI)
Boyd County:

3.12%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenup County, KY  1.47% ($40,510 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, OH  0.56% ($37,053)
to Cabell County, WV  0.36% ($30,426)
to Carter County, KY  0.35% ($32,780)
to Fayette County, KY  0.30% ($48,820)
to Wayne County, WV  0.17% ($23,071)
to Lawrence County, KY  0.16% ($41,259)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Boyd County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Boyd County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Boyd County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boyd County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Boyd County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,458 (7,785 aged, 2,673 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 951 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Boyd County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (775)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (724)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (654)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (462)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (363)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (323)
  • Unspecified dementia (292)
  • Congestive heart failure (274)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (260)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (202)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 65,213
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,530
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 177,488

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,178
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,103
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 65
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 75.3
  • Other - 23.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 47,204
  • In family households: 39,753 (9,441 male householders, 3,926 female householders)
    9,945 spouses, 12,440 children (11,270 natural, 307 adopted, 863 stepchildren), 1,523 grandchildren, 351 brothers or sisters, 371 parents, 440 other relatives, 1,016 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,451 (2,810 male householders (2,323 living alone)), 3,610 female householders (3,253 living alone)), 1,031 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,338 (2,208 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,356 2-persons, 3,160 3-persons, 2,429 4-persons, 950 5-persons, 308 6-persons, 164 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,576 1-person, 714 2-persons, 86 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 9 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

7,140 married couples with children.
2,523 single-parent households (475 men, 2,048 women).

97.1% of residents of Boyd County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $383,050,000 ($7,701 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $11,913,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $175,788,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $86,705,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $803,000
Federal grants: $69,265,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,385,000 ($4,743,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $34,103,000 ($3,135,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $420,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $9,792,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,661,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,072
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,141
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +109
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -121
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Boyd County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.69 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 211
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,970
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,164
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,239
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,847
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,837
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,874
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,902
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,525
Note: State values scaled to Boyd population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Boyd County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boyd County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 251
  • 4 rooms: 1,205
  • 5 rooms: 3,437
  • 6 rooms: 3,480
  • 7 rooms: 2,727
  • 8 rooms: 1,696
  • 9+ rooms: 1,768
  • 1 room: 151
  • 2 rooms: 202
  • 3 rooms: 931
  • 4 rooms: 1,513
  • 5 rooms: 1,338
  • 6 rooms: 663
  • 7 rooms: 367
  • 8 rooms: 166
  • 9+ rooms: 88
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Boyd County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boyd County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 343
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,415
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,778
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,529
  • 5+ bedrooms: 517
  • no bedroom: 165
  • 1 bedroom: 1,182
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,386
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,400
  • 4 bedrooms: 278
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Boyd County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Boyd County population
  • no vehicle: 941
  • 1 vehicle: 4,205
  • 2 vehicles: 6,110
  • 3 vehicles: 2,628
  • 4 vehicles: 581
  • 5+ vehicles: 126
  • no vehicle: 1,180
  • 1 vehicle: 2,728
  • 2 vehicles: 1,261
  • 3 vehicles: 198
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

59% of Boyd County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Kentucky.

Boyd County:

59.4%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 34,031
  • Northeast: 1,022
  • Midwest: 5,679
  • South: 7,465
  • West: 728

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Boyd County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.6%)
  • Electricity (36.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (52.3%)
  • Electricity (43.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 355
Here:

6.9%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 253
Here:

8.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 186
Here:

9.0%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Boyd County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,799,000
    Sewerage: $1,005,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,545,000
    Health - Other: $3,010,000
    Sewerage: $2,599,000
    Regular Highways: $1,814,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,250,000
    General Public Buildings: $528,000
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000
    Police Protection: $381,000
    Financial Administration: $331,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $328,000
    Central Staff Services: $255,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Air Transportation: $10,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,004,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $457,000
    Corrections - Other: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $93,000
    Sewerage: $22,000
    Police Protection: $10,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    General - Other: $5,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,319,000

Boyd County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,717,000
    All Other: $2,234,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $467,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $161,000
    All Other: $33,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $215,000
    Sale of Property: $103,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,214,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,248,000
    Highways: $744,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,491,000
    Individual Income: $2,750,000
    Corporation Net Income: $255,000
    Other Selective Sales: $248,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $137,000
    NEC: $108,000

Boyd County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,529,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,088,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,000,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $969,000

Boyd County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,567,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,239,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,372
  • Number of aged recipients: 111
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,261
  • Number of recipients under 18: 354
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,692
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 326
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 776
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,124
Boyd County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Boyd County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED131$101,496269$103,803896$118,731123$45,5775$648,200121$71,07435$50,943
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED19$100,73728$110,679116$128,60315$50,6000$04$41,7507$59,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED20$88,55071$67,930360$107,68184$36,4520$019$57,68440$47,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$104,15830$136,867199$117,5986$28,3330$011$69,9096$95,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$96,8001$413,00028$129,0711$60,0000$01$139,0001$68,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$124,47114$193,857
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$146,80015$148,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$156,0002$92,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$51,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$206,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Boyd County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James53671.2 years
William50972.6 years
John44872.8 years
Charles43270.6 years
Mary42877.4 years
Robert25769.3 years
George22174.1 years
Anna14678.3 years
Betty13570.6 years
Helen13375.5 years
Most common last names in Boyd County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson19474.1 years
Smith16676.4 years
Moore15771.1 years
Williams14973.8 years
Brown13272.3 years
Hall13270.0 years
Conley12771.7 years
Stewart11575.1 years
Miller11476.5 years
Thompson10974.3 years
Businesses in Boyd County, KY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T2Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's4Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's6
Baskin-Robbins1Nike2
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Outback1
Burger King2Outback Steakhouse1
CVS1Pac Sun1
Carson Pirie Scott1Panera Bread1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Chick-Fil-A1Payless2
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack2
Dennys1Ramada1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid3
FedEx8Ruby Tuesday1
Finish Line1Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sears2
Ford1Sephora1
GameStop2Spencer Gifts1
Goodwill2Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Hilton1Subway6
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell3
Honda1Tim Hortons2
Hyundai1Toyota1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul3
Journeys1UPS11
Justice1Vans1
KFC3Verizon Wireless2
Kincaid1Victoria's Secret1
Knights Inn1Waffle House2
Kroger2Walmart2
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's5
Lane Bryant1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1

Boyd County on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"