Introduction to Middlesborough, Kentucky

Middlesborough, Kentucky, in Bell county, is 46 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center) and 104 miles SE ofLexington, Kentucky. There are 10,384 residents in the city.

Middlesborough History

The city of Middlesborough is located in Bell County. The city was incorporated in the year 1890 and was named after the town of Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire. The first white man known to pass through this region was Mr. Gabriel Arthur. In 1750, he was followed by Dr. Thomas Walker and Daniel Boone in 1769. In the year 1886, Alexander Alan Arthur saw great potential in the Middleborough region and started surveying the land for development. He also raised fund to develop the city.

Middlesborough and nearby Attractions

  • Pine Mountain State Resort Park
  • Clinch Mountain Winery
  • Rose Center Museum
  • Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
  • Frozen Head State Park

Things To Do In Middlesborough

Tourists can visit the Pine Mountain State Resort Park, which offers facilities of camping, fishing and picnicking. The Rose Center Museum is another center of attraction for the people interested in history of the city. The Clinch Mountain Winery is another place to visit where tourists can watch the processing of wine. You can also plan a trip to Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site and Frozen Head State Park.

Middlesborough Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport provide air transportation facilities.

Middlesborough Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by University of Louisville, Sullivan University, Jefferson Community College, and Indiana University Southeast.


Total Population 9,934
Male Share of the Population 43.7%
Female Share of the Population 56.3%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,694
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 40.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $27,360
% Above Poverty Level 59.8%
% Below Poverty Level 40.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $493
Median House Value $74,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 7.8%

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

Middlesborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Bell
Standard Zip Codes 40965
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.61
Longitude -83.72

Middlesborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 68 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 21 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
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Middlesboro (40965)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barbourville 3,172 $31,467
Pineville 1,629 $35,938
Wallins Creek 142 $26,429

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

Middlesborough Public Libraries

Bell County Public Library System
Middlesborough, Kentucky
(606) 248-4812
Library Web Site

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Middlesborough Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(606) 242-1101
Emergency Service: Yes

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Middlesborough High Schools

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A Title I School.
Serves 578 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

220 N 20TH ST
A Non-traditional School
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.3

Middlesborough Colleges

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