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The 2000 Census showed that Leslie County had a population of 12,401 people. This represented 0.31% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 89th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Leslie had a population of 11,503 people. This is a decrease of 7.24% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,310-8.8%-1.68% since 2009
200911,503-7.24%-0.64% since 2008
200811,577-6.64%-1.08% since 2007
200711,703-5.63%-0.17% since 2006
200611,723-5.47%-1.21% since 2005
200511,866-4.31% 
200411,874-4.25%-1.44% since 2003
200312,048-2.85%-1.15% since 2002
200212,188-1.72%-0.1% since 2001
200112,200-1.62%-1.62% since 2000
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200012,401The Last Census

Leslie County had 5,502 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Leslie County has a total area<3> of 404.4 square miles [1,047 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (0.33 square miles [0.86 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Leslie County had a population density of 30.69 people per square mile [11.85 people/km²], making it the state's 109th most densely populated county (out of 120 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Leslie County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Leslie and the state of Kentucky.

Click here for the Leslie County QuickFact (QF-21131).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Leslie County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BellQF-21013   SW28,97230,060-3.62%
ClayQF-21051   W23,62924,556-3.78%
HarlanQF-21095   SE30,95633,202-6.76%
PerryQF-21193   NE29,13629,390-0.86%

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Census QuickFact for Leslie County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Leslie. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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