In 1808, Catlettsburg was founded by a local landowner and is named for him. It is located on Catlett's Creek, which is also named for him. The city's original town plan was laid out by civil engineer James Fry. The town's original center was located in the area from 24th to 26th streets. The Catlett brothers, Alexander and Horatio, settled in the town in 1811 and lived there for 26 years.
Catlettsburg City has a population of about 1.63K people. The median annual income is $31,250. This is lower than the national average of $64,994 per person. The most common age group in the city is 65 years of age, followed by the 18-24 age group and the 35-44 age group.
Catlettsburg is located in Boyd County, Kentucky. The city is the county seat of Boyd County, KY. The population was 1,960 in 2000. The city is also part of the Huntington-Ashland Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 288,649. It is located on U.S. Routes 23 and 60, which overlap and travel through the city.
The population of Catlettsburg City is mainly composed of white residents. A mere 0.2% of residents are of foreign origin. The median property value was $66,700 in 2020. Homeownership rate was 56.9% and high school graduation rate was 77%.