Leitchfield, Kentucky Population 2024

6,422

Leitchfield is a city located in Grayson County Kentucky. Leitchfield has a 2024 population of 6,422. It is also the county seat of Grayson County.Leitchfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,410 in 2020.

The average household income in Leitchfield is $54,364 with a poverty rate of 22.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Leitchfield is 38.8 years, 31.9 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Leitchfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leitchfield was:

  • White: 94.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Black or African American: 1.73%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
597.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.19% (12)
The current population of Leitchfield, Kentucky is 6,422 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,410.

Leitchfield, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,10594.92%
Two or more races2033.16%
Black or African American1111.73%
Other race130.2%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leitchfield Population by Race

Leitchfield Population Pyramid 2024

Leitchfield Median Age

38.8

Total

31.9

Male

41.5

Female

Leitchfield Adults

There are 5,087 adults, (1,244 of whom are seniors) in Leitchfield.

Leitchfield Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Leitchfield Sex Ratio

Female3,18749.55%
Male3,24550.45%

Leitchfield Population by Age

Leitchfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3882.5156.143.9
Non Family1,1061.1445.954.1
Married8153.597327
Female2943.233466
Male1734.9878.621.4
showing: 5 rows

3.48

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leitchfield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leitchfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leitchfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.16%.

Leitchfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,226

Average Earnings

$32,875

Average Male

$31,635

Average Female

Leitchfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leitchfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leitchfield Language

98.43% of Leitchfield residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Leitchfield Language

Leitchfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,7381,32923.16%
Black603050%
Other1313100%
Hispanic1313100%
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22.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.19%

Male Poverty Rate

29.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leitchfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leitchfield is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leitchfield is White, with 23.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.7%.

Leitchfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.49%
High School20.9%
Some College8.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.01%
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Leitchfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.35%
Female Employed14.35%
Male Employed1.48%
Male Unemployed
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Leitchfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leitchfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leitchfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.7%

Male Marriage Rate

32.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Leitchfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leitchfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Leitchfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leitchfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

283

Number of Veterans

255

Male Veterans

28

Female Veterans

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Leitchfield Veterans by War

count

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Leitchfield Veterans by Age

count

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Leitchfield Veterans by Race

Leitchfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leitchfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Leitchfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leitchfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leitchfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.01%

Born in Leitchfield

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

1.24%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Leitchfield residents were born in the United States, with 86.01% having been born in Kentucky. 1.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Leitchfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,397-5-0.08%
20286,402-5-0.08%
20276,407-5-0.08%
20266,412-5-0.08%
20256,417-5-0.08%
20246,422-5-0.08%
20236,427-5-0.08%
20226,432-5-0.08%
20216,437270.42%
20206,410-413-6.05%
20196,823360.53%
20186,787
20176,787560.83%
20166,731-10-0.15%
20156,74140.06%
20146,737320.48%
20136,705420.63%
20126,663100.15%
20116,653180.27%
20106,6354968.08%
20006,1391,17423.65%
19904,9654329.53%
19804,5331,55051.96%
19702,98310.03%
19602,982
showing: 25 rows

Leitchfield Population by Year