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Boyd County, Kentucky

US county information
NameBoyd County
Largest cityAshland
US Area
Total Area161.82 sq mi (419.1 km2)
Land Area160.17 sq mi (414.8 km2)
Water Area1.65 sq mi (4.3 km2)
Population49542 (2010)
Density120/km2 (311/sq mi)
Named forLinn Boyd, United States Congressman (1835 1837; 1839 1855) and Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1859)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Boyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1860. Its 160 sqmi (414.4 km2) are found at the northeastern edge of the state the near the Ohio River and Big Sandy River, nestled in the verdant rolling hills of Appalachia. The county seat is Catlettsburg. Its largest municipality is the city of Ashland.

The population was 49,542 in the 2010 Census. Boyd County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

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