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. 46.97% of the Leitchfield workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leitchfield is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leitchfield who work in office and administrative support (9.88%), sales jobs (7.35%), and food service (5.51%).
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.
Being a small city, Leitchfield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In Leitchfield, just 7.87% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Leitchfield in 2010 was $15,697, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $62,788 for a family of four. Leitchfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.38% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 German, English, French , and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Leitchfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.