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Population (year 2000): 6,139. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,462 (+5.3% change)
Males: 2,883 (47.0%), Females: 3,256 (53.0%)

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Median resident age: 34.8 years
Median household income: $26,108 (year 2000)
Median house value: $66,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Leitchfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Black (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (36.3%), Irish (9.3%), German (8.3%), English (7.4%), French (1.4%), Dutch (1.3%).

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Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 8.8 square miles

Leitchfield,

For population 25 years and over in Leitchfield

  • High school or higher: 65.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leitchfield city

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 52.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +689 (+12.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: KY Owensboro, (59.7 miles pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: KY Louisville, (63.7 miles pop. 256,231).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (316.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: KY (4.9 miles Clarkson, KY (14.0 miles Caneyville, KY (20.4 miles Brownsville, KY (23.1 miles Hardinsburg, KY Irvington, (27.3 miles KY (27.4 miles Upton, KY (27.6 miles Sonora, KY (27.9 miles Bonnieville,

Latitude: 37.48 N, Longitude: 86.29 W

Area code: 270


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.2%), Educational,health and social services (18.5%), Retail trade (15.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,524 (+57.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,650 (64.3%)

Crime in Leitchfield (2004):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 rapes (47.6 per 100,000)
  • 1 robbery (15.9 per 100,000)
  • 4 assaults (63.4 per 100,000)
  • 39 burglaries (618.5 per 100,000)
  • 86 thefts (1363.8 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (111.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 147.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Leitchfield, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leitchfield,

Leitchfield-area historical tornado activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 55% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.5 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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people.


Hospital/medical center in Leitchfield:
  • TWINS LAKES REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (910 WALLACE AV)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Leitchfield:
  • BRECKINRIDGE MEMORIAL HOSP (about 25 miles; HARDINSBURG, KY)
  • HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSP (about 34 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF CENTRAL KY (about 34 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Leitchfield:
  • BOWLING GREEN-WARREN COUNTY RGNL (about 38 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; ID: BWG)
  • LOUISVILLE INTL-STANDIFORD FIELD (about 61 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; ID: SDF)
  • OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY (about 63 miles; OWENSBORO, KY; ID: OWB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Leitchfield:
  • GRAYSON COUNTY (about 8 miles; LEITCHFIELD, KY; ID: M20)
  • ROUGH RIVER STATE PARK (about 17 miles; FALLS-OF-ROUGH, KY; ID: 2I3)
  • BRECKINRIDGE COUNTY (about 23 miles; HARDINSBURG, KY; ID: I93)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Gas Supply 7 $17,357 $29,754 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 11 $20,165 $21,998 5 $4,212
Police Protection - Officers 16 $41,300 $30,975 0 $0
Firefighters 2 $3,189 $19,134 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $2,454 $14,724 0 $0
Other Government Administration 0 $0   22 $11,582
Financial Administration 9 $24,878 $33,170 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $23,567 $23,567 0 $0
Health 1 $2,883 $34,596 0 $0
Sewerage 11 $27,832 $30,362 1 $1,218
Parks and Recreation 0 $0   1 $1,090
Water Supply 11 $23,638 $25,786 1 $403
Totals for Government 82 $187,263 $27,404 30 $18,504


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leitchfield:
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 34 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,217)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; FT enrollment: 12,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE (about 65 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 15,514)
  • JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 65 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 5,290)
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY-SOUTHEAST (about 66 miles; NEW ALBANY, IN; FT enrollment: 4,355)
  • SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 2,342)
  • BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; LOUISVILLE, KY; FT enrollment: 2,030)
Public high school in Leitchfield:
  • GRAYSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,173; Location: 340 SCHOOLHOUSE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Leitchfield:
  • GRAYSON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 985; Location: 726 JOHN HILL TAYLOR DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • H W WILKEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 130 WALLACE AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ORAN P LAWLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 421; Location: 174 SCHOOLHOUSE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Leitchfield:
  • 1ST BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKDAY EDU (Students: 74; Location: 106 EAST WALNUT STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST PAUL CATHOLIC ELEM (Students: 34; Location: 1812 ST PAUL ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Leitchfield:
  • GRAYSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $314,777; Location: 130 EAST MARKET STREET; 40,575 books; 550 audio materials; 996 video materials; 55 serial subscriptions)

Churches in Leitchfield include: General Church (A), Mount Vernon Church (B).

Cemeteries: Hill Cemetery (1), Memorial Gardens (2), Fairview Cemetery (3).


Leitchfield compared to Kentucky state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.

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.)
  • WKJK (1080 AM; 10 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE 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.)
  • WGGC (95.1 FM; GLASGOW, KY; Owner: HERITAGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WASE (103.5 FM; RADCLIFF, KY; Owner: W & B BROADCASTING, 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)
  • WKUE (90.9 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WQXE (98.3 FM; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: SKYTOWER COMMUNICATIONS-E'TOWN, INC.)
  • WUHU (107.1 FM; SMITHS GROVE, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLME (102.9 FM; CANNELTON, IN; Owner: HANCOCK COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRZI (101.5 FM; VINE GROVE, KY; Owner: ELIZABETHTOWN CBC, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Leitchfield:
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKZT-TV (Channel 23; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WBKO (Channel 13; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKYU-TV (Channel 24; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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