Leslie County, Kentucky

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Leslie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 12,401. Its county seat is Hyden[1]. The county is named for Preston H. Leslie, Governor of Kentucky (1871-75). Leslie is a prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,046 km2) 99.92 % of which is land.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,401 people, 4,885 households, and 3,668 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 5,502 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.18% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,885 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.94.

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