Leslie County, Kentucky (KY)

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County population in 2012: 11,170 (all rural); it was 12,401 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,182
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,562
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,012
Renter-occupied apartments: 811 (it was 873 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

31%

Land area: 404 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Leslie County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (100.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 100%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 0%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Leslie County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,600  (53.4%)
Females: 5,710  (46.6%)
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Leslie County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Leslie County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,540 ($18,546 in 1999)

This county:

$29540
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $305 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $412)
This county:

$305
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $44,886 (it was $29,900 in 2000)
Leslie:

$44,886
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $21,836 - $83,993
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $770
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $228

Institutionalized population: 227
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $503 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $330 (0.8%)

Leslie County household income distribution in 2009 Leslie County home values distribution Leslie County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.6%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 75.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
Leslie County:

22.5%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 67.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 25 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Leslie County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $537 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cutshin, Mozelle, Hyden.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Leslie County: Shoal (A), Trace Branch Boat Ramp (B), Cawood Recreation Site (C), Cutshin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 3 (D), Stinnett Volunteer Fire Department (E), Coon Creek Volunteer Fire Department (F), Thousandsticks Volunteer Fire Department (G), Cutshin Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station 1 (H), Wooten Fire and Rescue (I), Cutshin Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leslie County include: Cedar Chapel (A), Brown Chapel (B), Bowen Creek Church (C), Big Fork Church (D), Greasy Creek Church (E), Beech Fork Mission (F), Middle Fork Church (G), Laurel Mission Church (H), Abner Branch Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hurricane Cemetery (1), Huff Cemetery (2), Begley Cemetery (3), Honey Branch Cemetery (4), Hendrix Cemetery (5), Hardy Bottom Cemetery (6), Sizemore Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Spruce Pine Lake (A), Buckhorn Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bull Creek (A), Bullskin Fork (B), Camp Creek (C), Cane Branch (D), Cane Fork (E), Caney Branch (F), Caudill Fork (G), Cawood Branch (H), Chandler Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Leslie County include: Redbird Wildlife Management Area (1), Mary Breckinridge Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bell County , Clay County , Harlan County , Perry County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.6%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 342
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 52.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 19 (47% naturalized citizens)

Leslie County:

0.2%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Leslie County marital status for males Leslie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Leslie County with a mortgage: 671 (31 second mortgage, 78 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,214

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Leslie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,72418
Mainline Protestant7579
None7,829-
Leslie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Leslie County:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Leslie County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.


Adult diabetes rate:
Leslie County:

13.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Leslie County:

34.3%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Leslie County:

Average size of farms: 174 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $1,687
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $318.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 17.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,804
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,558
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years

Tornado activity:

Leslie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 20023356.8 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Leslie County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Leslie County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 77.0 miles away from Leslie County center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 14.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Leslie County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 5, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (37%)
  • Yugoslavia (32%)
  • India (21%)
  • Malaysia (11%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Leslie County (%):

  • United States or American (71%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Leslie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,662 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 484 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 67 (2%)
  • Walked: 81 (2%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 31 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Leslie County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
133 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,062.

3.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.11% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($25,264 average AGI)
0.70% relocated from other states ($4,368 average AGI)
Leslie County:

0.70%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Perry County, KY  0.95% ($36,581 average AGI)
from Clay County, KY  0.40% ($28,231)
from Laurel County, KY  0.37% ($24,583)


3.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.85%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.30% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($26,254 average AGI)
0.55% relocated to other states ($5,365 average AGI)
Leslie County:

0.55%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Perry County, KY  0.98% ($34,469 average AGI)
to Laurel County, KY  0.76% ($29,080)
to Clay County, KY  0.34% ($37,727)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Leslie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Leslie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Leslie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,476 (1,428 aged, 1,048 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10844.47
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207.590
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49638.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1350.680
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1083.880

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 25.01

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,083

Size of family households: 1,419 2-persons, 820 3-persons, 599 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,222 1-person, 151 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,102 married couples with children.
665 single-parent households (151 men, 514 women).

99.1% of residents of Leslie County speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (25% speak English very well, 75% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $96,951,000 ($8050 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $221,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,151,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,561,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $38,000
Federal grants: $32,766,000
Federal procurement contracts: $602,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,834,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $114,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $73,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,430,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 697
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 728
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -363
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Leslie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.70 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 131
  • 2000 to 2004: 593
  • 1990 to 1999: 953
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,145
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,120
  • 1960 to 1969: 512
  • 1950 to 1959: 480
  • 1940 to 1949: 131
  • 1939 or earlier: 227
Rooms in houses/apartments in Leslie County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 852
  • 5 rooms: 1,291
  • 6 rooms: 950
  • 7 rooms: 355
  • 8 rooms: 265
  • 9+ rooms: 168
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 32
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 293
  • 5 rooms: 279
  • 6 rooms: 153
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Leslie County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 113
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,312
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,162
  • 4 bedrooms: 363
  • 5+ bedrooms: 43
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 100
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 281
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Leslie County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 450
  • 1 vehicle: 1,294
  • 2 vehicles: 1,510
  • 3 vehicles: 572
  • 4 vehicles: 131
  • 5+ vehicles: 55
  • no vehicle: 230
  • 1 vehicle: 404
  • 2 vehicles: 191
  • 3 vehicles: 36
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

75% of Leslie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Kentucky.

Leslie County:

75.2%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Leslie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (76.6%)
  • Coal or coke (10.7%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Utility gas (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Electricity (55.3%)
  • Coal or coke (26.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.6%)
  • Utility gas (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 49
Here:

3.4%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 64
Here:

8.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 40
Here:

13.0%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Leslie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $124,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,718,000
    Regular Highways: $1,266,000
    Parks & Recreation: $293,000
    Water Utilities: $226,000
    General Public Buildings: $208,000
    Corrections - Other: $189,000
    Central Staff Services: $169,000
    Financial Administration: $153,000
    Police Protection: $64,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $36,000
    Health Services - Other: $26,000
    Fire Protection: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $77,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $939,000
    General - Other: $173,000
    Regular Highways: $44,000
    General Public Building: $14,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $995,000

Leslie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $108,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $65,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $83,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $44,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,795,000
    Highways: $1,343,000
  • Tax - Property: $891,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $68,000
    Public Utilities: $59,000
    NEC: $11,000

Leslie County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $301,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,035,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $865,000
    Industrial Revenue: $194,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $170,000

Leslie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,273,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $194,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Leslie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Leslie County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Leslie County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3076.1 years
James2468.6 years
Mary2076.4 years
Robert1768.5 years
William1566.3 years
Charles1358.5 years
George1172.5 years
Mollie1085.6 years
Martha1085.8 years
David951.2 years
Most common last names in Leslie County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis6569.2 years
Morgan6475.5 years
Sizemore5875.2 years
Bowling4172.3 years
Begley3471.9 years
Couch3267.4 years
Napier2972.8 years
Asher2677.7 years
Roberts2575.1 years
Woods2577.4 years
Businesses in Leslie County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Dairy Queen1Hardee's1
FedEx1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1

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