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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,058
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+4,592
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married39%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$31,161
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,057
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,977

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,521
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.4%
Median Gross Rent$764
Median House Value$125,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.8%
Irish14.7%
English10.9%
Scottish4.5%
Italian3%
French Except Basque2%
Danishn1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Swedish1%
German0.8%
Polish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Greek0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Bermudan0.1%
Austrian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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London Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes43140
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.88
Approximate Longitude-83.44

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
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationIRWIN
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.1 inches
StationURBANA WWTP
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Catawba390$47,188
Mechanicsburg1,902$56,694
South Charleston1,879$46,563
South Solon311$48,750
South Vienna406$61,923
West Jefferson4,285$56,348

London Public Libraries

London Public Library
20 E FIRST ST
London, Ohio
(740) 852-9543

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London Hospitals

Madison County Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
210 North Main Street
(740) 845-7010

London Public Schools

London Academy
40 S Walnut St
ZIP: 43140
(740) 852-5703
High
Total Enrollment 217
London Elementary School
380 Elm St
ZIP: 43140
(740) 845-3272
Primary
Total Enrollment 1011
London High School
336 Elm St
ZIP: 43140
(740) 852-5705
High
Total Enrollment 492
London Middle School
270 E Keny Blvd
ZIP: 43140
(740) 852-5701
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Madison-plains Elementary School
9940 State Route 38 Sw
ZIP: 43140
(740) 490-0654
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Madison-plains High School
800 Linson Rd
ZIP: 43140
(740) 852-0364
High
Total Enrollment 362
Madison-plains Intermediate School
9940 State Route 38 Sw
ZIP: 43140
(740) 490-0610
Middle
Total Enrollment 272
Madison-plains Junior High
803 Linson Rd
ZIP: 43140
(740) 852-1707
Middle
Total Enrollment 200
Monroe Elementary School
5000 State Route 38 Nw
ZIP: 43140
(614) 873-8503
Primary
Total Enrollment 257

London Private Schools

St Patrick School
226 Elm St
ZIP: 43140
Elementary
Total Enrollment 154
Sources :
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