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Catlettsburg, Kentucky

Catlettsburg is a city located in Boyd County, Kentucky. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,960. It is the county seat of Boyd County6.


\nCatlettsburg is located at 38°24'59" North, 82°36'10" West (38.416273, -82.602762)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.3 km² (1.6 mi²). 3.3 km² (1.3 mi²) of it is land and 1.0 km² (0.4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 22.42% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,960 people, 827 households, and 519 families residing in the city. The population density is 591.2/km² (1,528.8/mi²). There are 959 housing units at an average density of 289.3/km² (748.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.16% White, 1.12% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 827 households out of which 23.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% are married couples living together, 13.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.25 and the average family size is 2.85. In the city the population is spread out with 20.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $24,167, and the median income for a family is $34,118. Males have a median income of $26,683 versus $24,107 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,682. 21.6% of the population and 15.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.3% are under the age of 18 and 16.7% are 65 or older.