Leslie County

Leslie County, Kentucky

PO Box 619
Hyden, KY 41749
Phone: (606) 672-3200
Fax: (606) 672-7373

In southeastern KY; organized Mar 29, 1878 from Clay, Harlan, and Perry counties. Name Origin: For Preston Hopkins Leslie (1819-1907), KY legislator and governor (1871-75); territorial governor of MT (1887-89), and U.S. district attorney for MT (1894-98)

Area (sq mi):: 404.36 (land 404.03; water 0.33) Population per square mile: 29.70
Population 2005: 11,994 State rank: 91 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -9.10% Population 2000: 12,401 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 36.40
Income 2000: per capita $10,429; median household $18,546; Population below poverty level: 32.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,476-$17,590
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.50% Median travel time to work: 33.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Moody's Investors Service has assigned a Aa3 enhanced rating with a stable outlook to Leslie County School District Finance Corporation, KY's $6.5 million School Building Refunding Revenue Bonds, Series of 2016, provided by the Kentucky School District Enhancement Program.
Opened in 1925 in Leslie County, Ky., a two-hour drive from Lexington, the Frontier Nursing Service had a goal: to lower the local maternal mortality rate from the highest in the country to well below the national average.
Tracy Smallwood, who played football at Leslie County High School in Kentucky, has crafted model trucks and cars from corndog sticks, glue, paint and nail clippers.
One example of this movement is the Leslie County Mountain Tradition Cooperative.
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