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Overview

Introduction to London, Kentucky

London, Kentucky, in Laurel county, is 63 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,111
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+3,120
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$26,959
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,992

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,674
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$593
Median House Value$120,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24%
Irish10.1%
English10.1%
German6.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Italian1%
Swedish0.9%
African0.8%
Polish0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Bulgarian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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London Almanac

CategoryValue
County Laurel County
Standard Zip Codes40744, 40741
P.O. Box Zip Codes40742, 40743, 40745
Company Zip Codes40750
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.12
Approximate Longitude-84.08

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)

StationLONDON CORBIN AP
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationMANCHESTER 4 W
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 70 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches
StationBARBOURVILLE
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Annville881$68,393
Barbourville3,172$33,510
Corbin7,306$47,935
Livingston99$43,750
Manchester1,493$38,036
Mount Vernon2,783$29,728

London Public Libraries

Laurel County Public Library
120 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE
London, Kentucky
(606) 864-5759

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London Hospitals

Saint Joseph Hospital London
(Non-profit)
1001 Saint Joseph Lane
(606) 878-6520

London Public Schools

Laurel County Career Readiness Center
1100 East Fourth Street
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4600
North Laurel Middle School
101 Johnson Rd
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4715
Middle
Total Enrollment 1134
Laurel County Day Treatment
65 Marydell Rd
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-6605
High
Total Enrollment 42
Cold Hill Elementary School
4012 W Laurel Rd
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4632
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
North Laurel High School
1300 East Hal Rogers Parkway
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4699
High
Total Enrollment 1395
London Elementary School
600 N Main St
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4679
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Bush Elementary School
1832 E Laurel Rd
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4618
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Johnson Elementary School
1781 Mcwhorter Rd
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4664
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Colony Elementary School
3656 Somerset Road
ZIP: 40741
(606) 862-4639
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Mcdaniel Learning Center
275 South Laurel Rd.
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-4781
High
Total Enrollment 55
Wyan-pine Grove Elementary
2330 Keavy Road
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
South Laurel High School
201 South Laurel Rd
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-4727
High
Total Enrollment 1210
South Laurel Middle School
223 S Laurel Rd
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-4745
Middle
Total Enrollment 1097
Sublimity Elementary School
900 Sublimity School Rd
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-4692
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Camp Ground Elementary School
6800 Barbourville Rd
ZIP: 40744
(606) 862-4625
Primary
Total Enrollment 299

London Private Schools

London Christian Academy
1505 S Main St
ZIP: 40741
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Cornerstone Christian School
1671 Old Whitley Rd
ZIP: 40741
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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