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Floyd County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Floyd County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Prestonburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

395 sq mi (1,023 km²)
394 sq mi (1,020 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.29%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,441
108/sq mi (42/km²)
Founded 1800
Named for John Floyd (1783–1837), surveyor and pioneer.
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Floyd county kentucky courthouse.jpg
Floyd County courthouse in Prestonburg, Kentucky
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 Prestonsburg[1]. The county is named for Colonel John Floyd (1750–1783).

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History

On December 13, 1799, the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation to form Floyd County as the 40th county of Kentucky.[2] The county was made from parts of Fleming, Montgomery, and Mason County, Kentucky. The legislation became effective on June 1, 1800.[2] The county was named for James John Floyd.[2] The county seat was Preston's Station, later renamed Prestonsburg. The first court house burned down on April 8, 1808, destroying all the early records, so the earliest records of government activity come from the year 1808.[2] Prestonsburg was used as a Confederate stronghold during the Civil War and two battles took place nearby: the Battle of Ivy Mountain on November 8, 1861 and the Battle of Middle Creek on January 10, 1862.[2] Both were Union victories.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,023 km2), of which 394 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

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 census[3] of 2000, there were 42,441 people, 16,881 households, and 12,272 families residing in the county. The population density was 108 per square mile (42 /km2). There were 18,551 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18 /km2). 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

Education

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

Presidential elections

Floyd County is traditionally a Democratic county. The county gave Bill Clinton over 65% in both 1992 and 1996 while George W. Bush never received more than 38% of the county's vote.[4] That stated, in 2008 it went for the Republican candidate for the first time in at least 48 years.[5] As part of Kentucky's 5th congressional district it has been represented by Republican Hal Rogers since 1981.

See also

References

External links

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


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Floyd County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Floyd County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1800
Seat Prestonburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.29%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42441
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.floydcountykentucky.com
Named for: John Floyd (1783–1837), surveyor and pioneer.

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).

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Geography

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

Demographics

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

Education

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

External links

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

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