Leslie County, Kentucky

Leslie County: County in Kentucky, United States


Leslie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,310 and a population density of 11 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 9,637 inhabitants. Its county seat is Hyden. The county was created 144 years ago in 1878.

Quick Facts about Leslie County

Population : 9,637 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1047 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : Preston Leslie
Altitude : 1,453 feet / 443 meters
Capital : Hyden
Establishment : March 03, 1878
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 21:21:53 (9th August 2022)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -17.36% (2010-2020)
Leslie County locator map
Location of Leslie County on Kentucky map.
Leslie County Kentucky Courthouse image
Leslie County Kentucky Courthouse
Leslie County Kentucky Courthouse image


Leslie County is located at 37°5'39"N 83°22'52"W (37.0940600, -83.3811600). It has 4 neighbors: Bell County, Clay County, Harlan County and Perry County.

Leslie County map

The largest city of Leslie County is Hyden with a population of 323. . See all Leslie County cities & populated places.

Leslie County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Leslie County.

City Name Population Title
Hyden 323 Human settlement in Leslie County, Kentucky, United States of America

Leslie County has 4 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Leslie County decreased by 17.36% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 11,310 - census
2011 11,237 -0.65% estimation process
2012 11,140 -0.87% estimation process
2013 10,985 -1.41% estimation process
2014 10,830 -1.43% estimation process
2015 10,644 -1.75% estimation process
2016 10,431 -2.04% estimation process
2017 10,310 -1.17% estimation process
2018 10,151 -1.57% estimation process
2019 9,877 -2.77% estimation process
2020 9,637 -2.49% estimation process

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People born in Leslie County (1)

American basketball coach and basketball player Jim Morgan was born in Leslie County

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