Introduction to Leitchfield, Kentucky

Leitchfield, Kentucky, in Grayson county, is 49 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 61 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky. As of the year 2000 census, 6,139 people lived in Leitchfield.

Leitchfield History

This city was named after Major David Leitch, the owner of the land on which the city established. Leitch’s widow donated land for county seat with the condition that the city had to be named after her husband. It is located in Grayson county, which was founded in 1810.

Leitchfield and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Vernon Church
  • Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Rough River Dam State Park

Things To Do In Leitchfield

Tourists in Leitchfield visit parks like the Rough River Dam State Park and Mammoth Cave National Park. The Mount Vernon Church is also worth visiting. Another interesting place that one can be in is the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor. Grayson County Fair is hosted by the city every year.

Leitchfield Transportation

Louisville International - Standiford Field Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Leitchfield Higher Education

Colleges and universities that offer courses for higher studies include the Elizabethtown Community College, Western Kentucky University, University of Louisville, and Jefferson Community College.


Total Population 6,819
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,441
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 42.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $30,922
% Above Poverty Level 71%
% Below Poverty Level 29%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $491
Median House Value $86,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Leitchfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Grayson
Standard Zip Codes 42726, 42754
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42755
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.48
Longitude -86.293

Leitchfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 43 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bonnieville 249 $31,042
Brownsville 857 $35,781
Caneyville 649 $35,208
Clarkson 1,036 $31,696
Sonora 638 $65,625
Upton 751 $33,672

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Leitchfield Public Libraries

Grayson County Public Library
Leitchfield, Kentucky
(270) 259-5455
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Leitchfield Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(270) 259-9400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Leitchfield High Schools

Serves 1,173 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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