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Leitchfield, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Leitchfield had a population of 6,957 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Leitchfield is located at latitude 37.4862 and longitude -86.2847 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leitchfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 745 feet.

The City of Leitchfield (GNIS ID: 2404909) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Leitchfield is located within Leitchfield Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leitchfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Leitchfield, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,957
Daytime Population: Workers 6,544
Daytime Population: Residents 4,112
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,656
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 6,270
Population in Familes 4,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 687
Population Density2 641
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $33,697
Average Household Income $45,215
Per Capita Income $18,704


Total Housing Units 2,855 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,487 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,158 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $111,432
Average Home Value $129,287


Total Households 2,644
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,670
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.52% 0.45%
Households 0.51% 0.46%
Families 0.95% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Leitchfield, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leitchfield to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 88th
Population Density # 342 37th
Diversity Index # 274 50th
Median Household Income # 399 26th
Per Capita Income # 419 23rd

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