Introduction to London, Ohio

London, Ohio, in Madison county, is 19 miles E of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 24 miles W of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus area and has 8,771 residents.

London History

London was established in 1810 by Patrick McLene to serve as the county seat of Madison County. Some opine that it was named after the London Company, which surveyed the land, whereas others suggest that since many of the residents were from Great Britain, the city acquired the name, London. Madison County, which was established on the 1st of March, 1810, was named after James Madison who was the US President when Madison was established.

London and Nearby Attractions

  • Madison County Children’s Home
  • Six Flags Wyandot Lake
  • Springfield Museum of Art
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Deer Creek State Park
  • Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park

Things To Do In London

The city celebrates the London Strawberry Festival in June and the Madison County Fair in July. Merri-Mac Park and Cowling Park are located in London. The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium or the Madison County Children’s Home are often visited by families and children. Fort Ancient, Logan Elm, Hanby House, and Livingston House are several historic sites near London. People may play golf and tennis or enjoy camping, fishing, boating, and swimming at the Deer Creek State Park. Santa Maria and Columbus Topiary Garden are other popular attractions near London.

London Transportation

Air transportation is available at Rickenbacker International Airport.

London Higher Education

Wittenberg University, Cedarville University, and Capital University are some of the colleges located near London.


Total Population 9,961
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 4,414
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 42%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,609
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,906
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,488


Median Family Income $55,069
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $781
Median House Value $123,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0%
English 10%
Irish 13.4%

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

London Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Columbus, Ohio
County Madison
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43140
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.886
Longitude -83.448

London Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station LONDON
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station IRWIN
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.1 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Summerford (43140)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Catawba 371 $42,250
Mechanicsburg 1,875 $47,847

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

London Public Libraries

London Public Library
London, Ohio
(740) 852-9543
Library Web Site

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London Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(740) 845-7010
Emergency Service: Yes

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London High Schools

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336 ELM ST
Serves 623 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

Serves 526 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

A Charter School.
Serves 30 students.

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