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Overview

Introduction to London, Kentucky

London, Kentucky, in Laurel county, is 63 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. There are 5,692 residents in the city.

London History

The city of London is a county seat in Laurel County and is located in the eastern coal field. The community was named after London, England. The Laurel County was established in the year 1826. The city was marked by its strong history of Battle of London and Battle of Camp Wildcat. The battles were followed by the foundation of education, infrastructure and business. By the end of the 19th century, the city of London became a prospective destination for education and business.

London and nearby Attractions

  • Mountain Life Museum
  • Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
  • Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park
  • Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
  • Mammoth Cave

Things To Do In London

Tourists can take a look at the state parks, which include the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park. These parks offer facilities for camping, fishing, and boating. Tourists can also visit the Mountain Life Museum that displays the antiquities of the city’s history. The Mammoth Cave is another tourist attraction well - known for its adventurous aspect.

London Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

London Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from University of the Cumberlands, Somerset Community College, Midway College, and Lincoln Memorial University.

People

Total Population 8,090
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,168
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,154
% Above Poverty Level 72.5%
% Below Poverty Level 27.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $550
Median House Value $122,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

London Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 63 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Laurel
Standard Zip Codes 40741, 40744
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40742, 40743, 40745
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.128
Longitude -84.094

London Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LONDON CORBIN AP
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station MANCHESTER 4 W
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 68 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches
Station BARBOURVILLE
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, London, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Marydell (40741)

Sasser (40741)

Tuttle (40741)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Annville 694 $0
Barbourville 3,172 $31,467
Corbin 6,923 $47,895
Livingston 121 $56,250
Manchester 1,489 $38,125
Mount Vernon 2,814 $32,063

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

London Public Libraries

Library
Laurel County Public Library
116 EAST FOURTH STREET
London, Kentucky
(606) 864-5759
Library Web Site

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London Hospitals

MARYMOUNT MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
310 EAST NINTH ST
(606) 878-6520
Emergency Service: Yes

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London High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SOUTH LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL
201 SOUTH LAUREL RD
606-862-4727
Serves 1,259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.3

NORTH LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL
1300 E DANIEL BOONE
606-862-4699
Serves 1,144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

LAUREL COUNTY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER
225 N. LAUREL RD
606-862-7800
A Non-traditional School
Serves 34 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.5

BENTLEY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
65 MARYDELL RD
606-862-6602
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

LAUREL DAY TREATMENT CENTER
65 MARYDELL RD
606-862-6605
A Non-traditional School
Serves 25 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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