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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,850
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+2,576
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,571
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,336
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,997
% Above Poverty Level72.5%
% Below Poverty Level27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$499
Median House Value$93,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.9%
Irish15.3%
English10%
German8.3%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque1.3%
Italian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Russian0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Greek0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Leitchfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grayson County
Standard Zip Codes42754
P.O. Box Zip Codes42755
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.48
Approximate Longitude-86.29

Leitchfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLEITCHFIELD 2 N
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches
StationNOLIN RIVER LAKE
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 43 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN WP 2
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bonnieville248$30,536
Brownsville821$35,357
Caneyville612$29,722
Clarkson971$34,531
Sonora583$56,250
Upton869$34,333

Leitchfield Public Libraries

Grayson County Public Library
130 EAST MARKET STREET
Leitchfield, Kentucky
(270) 259-5455

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Leitchfield Hospitals

Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
910 Wallace Avenue
(270) 259-9400

Leitchfield Public Schools

Grayson Co. Alternative Education
340 Schoolhouse Road
ZIP: 42754
(270) 879-1329
High
Total Enrollment 16
Grayson County Area Vocational Ed Center
120 High School Road
ZIP: 42754
(270) 259-3195
Grayson County High School
340 Schoolhouse Rd
ZIP: 42754
(270) 259-4078
High
Total Enrollment 1291
Grayson County Middle School
726 John Hill Taylor Dr
ZIP: 42754
(270) 259-4175
Middle
Total Enrollment 961
H W Wilkey Elementary School
130 Wallace Ave
ZIP: 42754
(270) 259-4058
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Oran P Lawler Elementary School
174 High School Road
ZIP: 42754
(270) 259-9332
Primary
Total Enrollment 439

Leitchfield Private Schools

Bethel Christian Academy
14457 S Highway 259
ZIP: 42754
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Leitchfield Christian Academy
106 E Walnut St
ZIP: 42754
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
Promise Land Academy
510 N Clinton St
ZIP: 42754
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
St Paul Catholic Elem
1812 Saint Paul Rd
ZIP: 42754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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