Leitchfield, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 6,889 (86% urban, 14% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 3,406  (49.5%)
Females: 3,483  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 42754.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,722 (it was $26,108 in 2000)
Leitchfield:

$30,722
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,966 (it was $15,033 in 2000)

Leitchfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $104,557 (it was $65,100 in 2000)
Leitchfield:

$104,557
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $110,188; detached houses: $109,112; townhouses or other attached units: $142,611; mobile homes: $49,172

Median gross rent in 2017: $515.

March 2019 cost of living index in Leitchfield: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.3%
(30.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Leitchfield, KY (2010)
    • 6,25993.4%White alone
    • 2043.0%Black alone
    • 1001.5%Hispanic
    • 731.1%Two or more races
    • 510.8%Asian alone
    • 100.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Other race alone

Races in Leitchfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 57 registered sex offenders living in Leitchfield, Kentucky as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leitchfield is 121 to 1.


Crime rates in Leitchfield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.5)
2
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.6)
3
(45.6)
2
(30.5)
2
(29.7)
3
(44.3)
1
(14.7)
4
(58.4)
3
(43.4)
2
(29.0)
6
(87.0)
5
(72.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(45.9)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.6)
3
(43.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.0)
1
(14.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
5
(76.8)
2
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
9
(136.9)
6
(91.4)
1
(14.8)
5
(73.9)
9
(132.1)
10
(145.9)
9
(130.2)
7
(101.4)
5
(72.5)
8
(115.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(1,037)
53
(813.8)
24
(365.8)
23
(351.7)
47
(715.2)
47
(716.2)
45
(667.2)
34
(502.5)
78
(1,145)
61
(890.0)
42
(607.7)
28
(405.6)
21
(304.3)
51
(737.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(1,903)
72
(1,105)
45
(685.9)
102
(1,560)
108
(1,643)
125
(1,905)
101
(1,497)
124
(1,833)
162
(2,377)
171
(2,495)
119
(1,722)
97
(1,405)
107
(1,551)
126
(1,822)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
9
(139.3)
7
(107.5)
8
(121.9)
3
(45.9)
8
(121.7)
10
(152.4)
7
(103.8)
7
(103.5)
7
(102.7)
13
(189.7)
10
(144.7)
12
(173.8)
15
(217.4)
17
(245.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.6)
1
(14.7)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
1
(14.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)172.2149.768.9128.9194.0181.2141.6167.0221.6257.5196.8141.9193.5229.5

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City-data.com crime index in Leitchfield, KY

Crime rate in Leitchfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 20 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (21.7%), German (14.2%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.1%), Italian (2.6%), Polish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/05/1866

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 8.77 square miles.

Population density: 786 people per square mile   (low).

Leitchfield, Kentucky map

147 residents are foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $705 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $686 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (49.0 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (59.5 miles , pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (310.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Clarkson, KY (2.0 miles ),
Millerstown, KY (3.3 miles ),
Caneyville, KY (3.4 miles ),
Short Creek, KY (3.6 miles ),
Summit, KY (3.6 miles ),
Sunfish, KY (3.9 miles ),
Lincoln, KY (4.0 miles ),
Brownsville, KY (4.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.48 N, Longitude: 86.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,663 (+53.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,511 (59.6%)

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Leitchfield, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Leitchfield, KY in 2017
Leitchfield satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,700
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $227,900
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $168,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Leitchfield, KY residents
Average permit cost in Leitchfield, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Leitchfield, KY
Historical housing units in Leitchfield, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +689 (+12.6%).
Most common industries in Leitchfield, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Machinery (5.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.2%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Leitchfield, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.6%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Leitchfield, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Leitchfield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 53% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Leitchfield city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Leitchfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from Leitchfield center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.0 miles away from Leitchfield center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 179.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grayson County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leitchfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Leitchfield:

  • TWIN LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 910 WALLACE AVENUE)
  • GRAYSON MANOR ICF (EAST LAKE DR BOX 312)
  • GRAYSON MANOR NURSING HOME (505 WILLIAM THOMASON BYWAY)
  • LEITCHFIELD HEALTH CARE MANOR (WALLACE AV BOX 466)
  • SPRING VIEW HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, INC (718 GOODWIN LANE)
  • LEITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (912 WALLACE AVE., SUITE 106)
  • TWIN LAKES HOME HEALTH (810 WALLACE AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Leitchfield:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leitchfield:

  • Elizabethtown Community and Technical College (about 29 miles; Elizabethtown, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,762)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 36 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 36 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Campbellsville University (about 53 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • University of Louisville (about 59 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 16,640)
  • Bellarmine University (about 61 miles; Louisville, KY; FT enrollment: 3,180)

Public high schools in Leitchfield:

  • GRAYSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,232, Location: 340 SCHOOLHOUSE RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • GRAYSON CO. ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION (Location: 340 SCHOOLHOUSE ROAD, Grades: 7-12)

Private high schools in Leitchfield:

  • LEITCHFIELD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 124, Location: 106 E WALNUT ST, Grades: PK-11)
  • BETHEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 14457 S HIGHWAY 259, Grades: KG-12)
  • PROMISE LAND ACADEMY (Students: 6, Location: 510 N CLINTON ST, Grades: 5-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Leitchfield:

Private elementary/middle school in Leitchfield:

  • ST PAUL CATHOLIC ELEM (Students: 19, Location: 1812 SAINT PAUL RD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Leitchfield

Library in Leitchfield:

  • GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $552,219; Location: 130 EAST MARKET STREET; 41,345 books; 53,194 e-books; 1,277 audio materials; 1,732 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leitchfield: Grayson County Emergency Medical Services (A), Leitchfield Fire Department (B), Leitchfield Fire Department Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leitchfield include: General Church (A), Mount Vernon Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hill Cemetery (1), Memorial Gardens (2), Fairview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Grayson CO Tourist Commission (207 North Main Street).

Hotels: Countryside Inn (315 Commerce Drive), Country Hearth Inn - Leitchfield (769 White St).

Courts: Grayson County - County Court Clerk- Sheriff- Licensing Ofc (10 Public Square), Grayson County - County Court Clerk- Licensing Ofc- Sheriff- Recording Sec (10 Public Square), Grayson County - County Court Clerk- County Judge Executive (10 Public Square), Grayson County - Circuit Court Judge 46th District (125 East White Oak Street), Grayson County - Circuit Court Clerk (125 East White Oak Street).

Grayson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Leitchfield that have no violations reported:

  • LEITCHFIELD WATER WORKS (Population served: 8,378, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.2%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
602 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
166 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Leitchfield in 2000:

  • 168 people in nursing homes
  • 150 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Leitchfield (2011 data):

  • Leitchfield Deposit Bank & Trust Company: Leitchfield Deposit Bank & Trust Com, Southgate Branch, Elizabethtown Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $107.8 mil, Deposits: $81.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wilson & Muir Bank & Trust Company: Leitchfield Elizabethtown Road Branc at 1315 Elizabethtown Road, branch established on 1992/02/26; Leitchfield Main Street Branch at 118 South Main Street, branch established on 1907/02/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $408.8 mil, Deposits: $353.6 mil, headquarters in Bardstown, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Wilson & Muir Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Cecilian Bank: Leitchfield Branch at 1625 Elizabethtown Road, branch established on 2002/07/01; Leitchfield Branch at 211 North Main Street, branch established on 1961/09/15. Info updated 2010/06/22: Bank assets: $481.2 mil, Deposits: $382.2 mil, headquarters in Cecilia, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: First Cecilian Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Clarkson: Main Street Leitchfield Branch at 417 South Main Street, branch established on 2003/03/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.2 mil, Deposits: $105.2 mil, headquarters in Clarkson, KY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Breckinridge Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Leitchfield:

Marital status in Leitchfield, KY
  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 47.0%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 21.1%

For population 25 years and over in Leitchfield:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Leitchfield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Leitchfield, KY (based on Grayson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,69350
Catholic2,1006
Mainline Protestant7878
Other771
None15,089-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Grayson County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Grayson County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Grayson County:

7.11 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.5%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Leitchfield:

47.0%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Leitchfield:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Leitchfield:

22.4%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Leitchfield:

6.4%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Leitchfield:

31.7%
Kentucky:

34.0%

General health condition:
Here:

58.4%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Leitchfield:

77.5%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Leitchfield, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$64,378$42,9190$0
Other Government Administration 14$14,996$12,8549$1,300
Sewerage 13$42,373$39,1140$0
Solid Waste Management 12$30,911$30,9110$0
Other and Unallocable 10$33,360$40,0320$0
Water Supply 9$25,013$33,3511$567
Financial Administration 6$18,024$36,0481$3,330
Gas Supply 5$15,097$36,2330$0
Streets and Highways 4$10,292$30,8760$0
Parks and Recreation 3$8,631$34,5240$0
Firefighters 2$6,988$41,9280$0
Police - Other 1$3,543$42,5160$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$4,141
Totals for Government 97$273,606$33,84813$9,338

Leitchfield government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,421,000 ($206.27)
    Police Protection: $939,000 ($136.30)
    General - Other: $871,000 ($126.43)
    Central Staff Services: $413,000 ($59.95)
    Regular Highways: $407,000 ($59.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $270,000 ($39.19)
    Financial Administration: $145,000 ($21.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $138,000 ($20.03)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $69,000 ($10.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $213,000 ($30.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $569,000 ($82.60)
    Police Protection: $203,000 ($29.47)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($18.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000 ($17.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($7.40)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $14,000 ($2.03)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($1.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,064,000 ($299.61)

Leitchfield government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,880,000 ($272.90)
    Other: $383,000 ($55.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($5.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,000 ($0.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $8,000 ($1.16)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $75,000 ($10.89)
    Sale of Property: $59,000 ($8.56)
    Rents: $32,000 ($4.65)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($2.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $177,000 ($25.69)
    Highways: $129,000 ($18.73)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $2,269,000 ($329.37)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $972,000 ($141.09)
    Other Selective Sales: $755,000 ($109.60)
    Property: $507,000 ($73.60)
    Corporation Net Income: $357,000 ($51.82)
    Public Utilities Sales: $336,000 ($48.77)
    Other License: $25,000 ($3.63)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $11,000 ($1.60)

Leitchfield government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $20,000,000 ($2903.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,000,000 ($2903.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,071,000 ($1026.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,211,000 ($756.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,169,000 ($314.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $308,000 ($44.71)

Leitchfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,799,000 ($551.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,561,000 ($1387.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000,000 ($2903.18)

4.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,669 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.99%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hardin County, KY  0.84% ($35,932 average AGI)
from Breckinridge County, KY  0.55% ($29,521)
from Jefferson County, KY  0.51% ($38,091)


4.65% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hardin County, KY  0.97% ($33,155 average AGI)
to Breckinridge County, KY  0.45% ($35,641)
to Jefferson County, KY  0.37% ($40,375)
Businesses in Leitchfield, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's2
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Leitchfield:

  • WMTL (870 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leitchfield:

  • WKHG (104.9 FM; LEITCHFIELD, KY; Owner: HERITAGE MEDIA OF KENTUCKY INC)
  • WBFI (91.5 FM; MCDANIELS, KY; Owner: BETHEL FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WKLX (100.7 FM; BROWNSVILLE, KY; Owner: CHARLES M. ANDERSON)
  • WJCR-FM (90.1 FM; UPTON, KY; Owner: FM 90.1, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WULF (94.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS - 94.3, LLC)
  • WXBC (104.3 FM; HARDINSBURG, KY; Owner: BRECKINRIDGE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKYU-FM (88.9 FM; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRZI (101.5 FM; VINE GROVE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLVK (105.5 FM; FORT KNOX, KY; Owner: BIG CAT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHHT (106.7 FM; HORSE CAVE, KY; Owner: NEWBERRY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leitchfield:

  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBKI-TV (Channel 34; CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY; Owner: LOUISVILLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • W39CJ (Channel 39; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Leitchfield fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Leitchfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.0mTotal length
  • $994,000Total costs
  • 85,381Total average daily traffic
  • 16,140Total average daily truck traffic
  • 46,535Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Leitchfield, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Leitchfield, KY

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 64. The highest number of fires - 85 took place in 2010, and the least - 51 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Leitchfield, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.4%), and Structure Fires (35.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Leitchfield, KY
    • 39741.4%Outside Fires
    • 33535.0%Structure Fires
    • 17117.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 555.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leitchfield, KY
Most common first names in Leitchfield, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11677.3 years
James11369.8 years
William9073.9 years
Charles8269.9 years
John6277.3 years
Robert5872.7 years
George3976.2 years
Ruby3779.4 years
Anna3180.2 years
Thomas3170.9 years
Most common last names in Leitchfield, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Decker7771.2 years
Miller6475.0 years
Smith4775.1 years
Clark4672.5 years
Johnson4276.3 years
Meredith4275.2 years
Logsdon3874.9 years
White3682.2 years
Kiper3575.7 years
Haycraft3374.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leitchfield, KY
  • 51.6%Electricity
  • 46.3%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leitchfield, KY
  • 76.5%Electricity
  • 23.5%Utility gas


Leitchfield compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Leitchfield on our top lists:

  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
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