Leitchfield, KY
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Leitchfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 6,873 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Leitchfield is the 67th largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Leitchfield is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 41.28% of the Leitchfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leitchfield is a city of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leitchfield who work in office and administrative support (10.34%), teaching (7.45%), and food service (6.73%).

Also of interest is that Leitchfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

As is often the case in a small city, Leitchfield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Leitchfield has a very low overall level of education: only 8.35% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Leitchfield in 2010 was $17,902, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,608 for a family of four.

The people who call Leitchfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leitchfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leitchfield include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Leitchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Hindi and Spanish.

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