The population of Flatwoods, Kentucky is about 7,056 people. It is a small city along the Ohio River. It is a transport hub for points east of the Appalachians. Nearby Ashland, Kentucky, is a small river city. In the past decade, it has had a decline in population of 2.0%. Located about 50 miles east of Pittsburgh, Flatwoods was one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, with a growth rate of 3.0% between 2010 and 2016.
The Flatwoods census reported a population of 7,423 in 2010. The city is part of the Huntington-Ashland metropolitan area. Its population is shrinking at a rate of -0.57% per year. The last census, in 2010, revealed that the population was around 7,056. The city was originally known as Advance and Cheap after the first Methodist minister, John Cheap. The name Advance was changed to Cheap in 1869, but returned to Advance when a post office was established. In 1938, the city became incorporated under the Flatwoods name.
The population of Flatwoods is approximately 7,407 people. The median household income in Flatwoods, KY is $41,845 per person. The median home value per household is $2,409. Inflated terms, Flatwoods is affordable. In fact, it is cheaper than many places in the U.S., thanks to the city's location. And the median home value is less than half of what it was in 2010.