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Leslie County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Leslie County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1878
Named for Preston Leslie, Governor of Kentucky (1871–1875).
Seat Hyden
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

404 sq mi (1,047 km²)
404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.08%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Leslie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 12,401. Its county seat is Hyden6. The county is named for Preston H. Leslie, Governor of Kentucky 1871-75. Leslie is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,047 km² (404 sq mi). 1,046 km² (404 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 3,740
1890 3,964 6.0%
1900 6,753 70.4%
1910 8,976 32.9%
1920 10,097 12.5%
1930 10,765 6.6%
1940 14,981 39.2%
1950 15,537 3.7%
1960 10,941 −29.6%
1970 11,623 6.2%
1980 14,882 28.0%
1990 13,642 −8.3%
2000 12,401 −9.1%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,401 people, 4,885 households, and 3,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (31/sq mi). There were 5,502 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.15% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,885 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $18,546, and the median income for a family was $22,225. Males had a median income of $28,708 versus $18,080 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,429. About 30.20% of families and 32.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.80% of those under age 18 and 27.00% of those age 65 or over.

Towns and Townships Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°05′N 83°23′W / 37.09, -83.38

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