London, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 8,068 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.7%
Males: 3,937  (48.8%)
Females: 4,131  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

43.7 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 40741, 40744.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,429 (it was $27,283 in 2000)
London:

$38,429
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,347 (it was $15,046 in 2000)

London city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $131,043 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
London:

$131,043
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $163,761; detached houses: $161,822; mobile homes: $180,810

Median gross rent in 2019: $643.

March 2019 cost of living index in London: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.4%
(26.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in London, KY (2019)
    • 7,45192.1%White alone
    • 1812.2%Asian alone
    • 1812.2%Two or more races
    • 1371.7%Black alone
    • 821.0%Hispanic
    • 270.3%American Indian alone
    • 180.2%Other race alone

Races in London detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 72 registered sex offenders living in London, Kentucky as of September 25, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in London is 113 to 1.


Crime rates in London by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(76.5)
1
(12.6)
1
(12.5)
1
(12.5)
5
(62.8)
4
(49.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(82.4)
6
(73.9)
2
(24.5)
5
(61.3)
3
(36.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(101.9)
9
(113.6)
9
(112.6)
2
(24.9)
3
(37.7)
8
(99.4)
8
(99.0)
3
(49.4)
7
(86.3)
7
(85.8)
6
(73.6)
8
(97.8)
7
(87.4)
2
(24.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(203.9)
11
(138.9)
6
(75.1)
6
(74.8)
7
(88.0)
5
(62.1)
4
(49.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.6)
4
(49.0)
3
(36.8)
7
(85.5)
11
(137.4)
3
(37.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
51
(649.8)
78
(984.6)
91
(1,138)
52
(648.4)
60
(754.0)
71
(882.2)
54
(668.5)
35
(576.9)
37
(455.9)
43
(527.1)
64
(785.1)
77
(940.9)
32
(399.6)
63
(782.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
327
(4,167)
415
(5,239)
352
(4,404)
328
(4,090)
305
(3,833)
307
(3,815)
320
(3,961)
212
(3,494)
223
(2,748)
260
(3,187)
263
(3,226)
244
(2,981)
187
(2,335)
268
(3,329)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(471.5)
36
(454.4)
35
(437.9)
20
(249.4)
25
(314.1)
17
(211.2)
19
(235.2)
13
(214.3)
10
(123.2)
31
(380.0)
24
(294.4)
42
(513.2)
52
(649.4)
44
(546.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index382.4386.8374.7261.3335.5338.1288.4278.1241.7249.9310.6301.9227.0246.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in London, KY

Crime rate in London detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 35 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.00
Kentucky average:

1.66
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Ancestries: American (25.2%), English (13.1%), German (9.3%), Irish (9.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Scottish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/11/1836

Elevation: 1255 feet

Land area: 7.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,046 people per square mile   (low).

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185 residents are foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Kentucky:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $883 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $720 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (66.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (378.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

East Bernstadt, KY (2.2 miles ),
Bush, KY (2.4 miles ),
Colony, KY (2.5 miles ),
Greenmount-Langnau, KY (2.6 miles ),
Camp Ground, KY (2.9 miles ),
Keavy, KY (3.1 miles ),
North Corbin, KY (3.4 miles ),
Corbin, KY (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 84.08 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,631 (+143.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,078 (61.2%)

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in London, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in London, KY in 2019
London satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $54,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $124,900
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $199,300
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 London, KY residents
Average permit cost in London, KY
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Historical population in London, KY
Historical housing units in London, KY
Most common industries in London, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.9%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Food (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.5%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in London, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in London, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

London-area historical tornado activity is below Kentucky state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.3 miles away from the London city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 40 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

London-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from London center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from London center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Laurel County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
London topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in London:

  • SAINT JOSEPH LONDON (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1001 SAINT JOSEPH LANE)
  • LAUREL HEIGHTS HOME FOR THE ELDERLY (208 WEST TWELFTH STREET)
  • MARYMOUNT HOSPITAL (310 EAST NINTH STREET)
  • LONDON DIALYSIS CLINIC (775 N LAUREL RD)
  • PROFESSIONAL HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (4934 SOUTH LAUREL ROAD)
  • SETON HOME HEALTH SERVICES (740 EAST LAUREL ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in London:

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College/University in London:

  • Tri-State Institute of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 105; Location: 195 Commercial Drive, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: tristatehairschool.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to London:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 28 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Somerset Community College (about 30 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 45 miles; Richmond, KY; FT enrollment: 13,525)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 45 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 67 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)

Public high schools in London:

  • SOUTH LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,337, Location: 201 SOUTH LAUREL RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NORTH LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,293, Location: 1300 EAST HAL ROGERS PARKWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • LAUREL COUNTY DAY TREATMENT (Location: 65 MARYDELL RD, Grades: 7-12)
  • MCDANIEL LEARNING CENTER (Location: 275 SOUTH LAUREL RD., Grades: 10-12)

Private high school in London:

  • LONDON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 68, Location: 1505 S MAIN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in London:

Private elementary/middle school in London:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 85, Location: 1671 OLD WHITLEY RD, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in London

Library in London:

  • LAUREL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,374,496; Location: 120 COLLEGE PARK DRIVE; 147,606 books; 319 e-books; 9,862 audio materials; 11,923 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 115 print serial subscriptions; 10 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in London: Dog Patch Trading Post (A), State Fire Rescue Training (B), Laurel County Fire Department Station 1 (C), London Fire Department  (D), Ambulance Incorporated of Laurel County (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in London: Full Gospel Tabernacle (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Dyche Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: London Laurel CO Tourist Commission (140 West Daniel Boone Parkway).

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (400 Gop Street), Comfort Suites London (1918 West Highway 192), Kathryn-Karlyle Real Estate (400 Gop Street), Unique Home Decor (1350 South Main Street), Ramada Limited & Suites (1895 Highway 192 West), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (506 Minton Drive), Days Inn of London (2035 Highway 192 West), Original Four Seasons C & A Inc. (830 South Main Street), McHandy Limousine (2075 Highway 192 West).

Courts: Laurel County - Circuit Court Clerk's Ofc (Court House), Federal Court Security (310 South Main), Federal Bureau Of Investigation (1st National Bk Building), Kentucky State - London- Regional Court Adm (Laurel Co Courthouse), Laurel County - Court Clerk (Court House), United States Government - London- Judges Us Court Of Appeals (1380 West 5th).

Birthplace of: Nan Phelps - Artist, Jamie Mosley - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Dec 7, 1969), Roy L. Gilbert - Jockey, Teel Bruner - Football player.

Laurel County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in London and their reported violations in the past:

LAUREL CO WATER DISTRICT #2 (Population served: 17,375, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2008)
EAST LAUREL WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 15,857, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2006)
WEST LAUREL WATER ASSOC INC (Population served: 14,425, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
WOOD CREEK WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 14,345, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2005), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-19-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2005), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LONDON UTILITY COMMISSION (Population served: 11,288, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in London in 2010:

  • 328 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 161 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 36 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities
311 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
204 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with most branches in London (2011 data):

  • Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust Company: London Main, Wal-Mart Superstore Branch, U.S. 25 South Branch, West Branch, North Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $407.2 mil, Deposits: $333.8 mil, headquarters in East Bernstadt, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Cumberland Valley Financial Corporation
  • First National Bank and Trust: First National Bank And Trust, The Plaza Branch, Marketplace Branch, Don C. Edwards Branch. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $214.7 mil, Deposits: $174.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First National London Bankshares Corporation
  • FORCHT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: London - Main, London - South, London - 192 Branch. Info updated 2008/01/08: Bank assets: $992.1 mil, Deposits: $796.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Forcht Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Williamsburg London Branch at 1706 West Hwy 192, branch established on 1884/05/11; London North Branch at 38 Shiloh Drive, branch established on 2004/12/20. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Bypass - London at 1801 West Highway 192 Bypass, branch established on 1996/02/29; Main Street at 400 South Main Street, branch established on 1975/06/03. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • The First National Bank of Manchester: Route 33 Branch at 403 North Main Street, branch established on 2001/03/10. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $149.6 mil, Deposits: $126.6 mil, headquarters in Manchester, KY, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First National Financial Corporation
  • Hometown Bank of Corbin, Inc.: London Branch at 1506 W. Fifth St, branch established on 2006/12/04. Info updated 2006/05/01: Bank assets: $128.1 mil, Deposits: $105.8 mil, headquarters in Corbin, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Hometown Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Guaranty Bank: London Ky at 1105 West 5th Street, Suite 2, branch established on 2009/12/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.5 mil, Deposits: $113.2 mil, headquarters in Richmond, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Guaranty Financial Corporation
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: London Main Branch at 840 Whitley Street, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in London:

Marital status in London, KY
  • Never married: 19.4%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

For population 25 years and over in London:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - London
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for London, KY (based on Laurel County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,96380
Mainline Protestant1,5798
Catholic5121
Other3092
Black Protestant2902
None33,196-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Laurel County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Laurel County:

5.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Laurel County:

5.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Laurel County:

13.0%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.1%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Laurel County:

18.5%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.4%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
London:

36.3%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
London:

23.9%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.2%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
London:

31.1%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
London:

49.0%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
London:

74.5%
Kentucky:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of London, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$145,716$58,2861$1,023
Solid Waste Management 22$64,434$35,1461$1,417
Streets and Highways 22$65,705$35,8391$901
Firefighters 13$49,064$45,2903$1,005
Parks and Recreation 6$21,036$42,0721$163
Financial Administration 5$25,876$62,1020$0
Airports 4$6,598$19,7945$4,367
Police - Other 3$7,345$29,3800$0
Other and Unallocable 3$13,915$55,6603$2,859
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,606$55,2721$299
Fire - Other 0$0 1$458
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,473
Totals for Government 109$404,293$44,50924$14,965

London government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $6,460,000 ($800.69)
    Air Transportation: $1,993,000 ($247.03)
    Sewerage: $232,000 ($28.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($1.98)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $3,338,000 ($413.73)
    Water Utilities: $3,129,000 ($387.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,406,000 ($298.22)
    Police Protection: $2,271,000 ($281.48)
    Central Staff Services: $1,919,000 ($237.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,640,000 ($203.27)
    Regular Highways: $1,181,000 ($146.38)
    Local Fire Protection: $801,000 ($99.28)
    Air Transportation: $401,000 ($49.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $87,000 ($10.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($6.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $878,000 ($108.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $853,000 ($105.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $448,000 ($55.53)
    Water Utilities: $364,000 ($45.12)
    Police Protection: $62,000 ($7.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000 ($6.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $10,000 ($1.24)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,718,000 ($832.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $148,000 ($18.34)

London government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,953,000 ($489.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,483,000 ($431.71)
    Air Transportation: $977,000 ($121.10)
    Other: $365,000 ($45.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $149,000 ($18.47)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $973,000 ($120.60)
    Water Utilities: $570,000 ($70.65)
    Air Transportation: $522,000 ($64.70)
    Highways: $27,000 ($3.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $551,000 ($68.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $50,000 ($6.20)
    Interest Earnings: $26,000 ($3.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($2.97)
    Sale of Property: $10,000 ($1.24)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($0.50)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,245,000 ($897.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,922,000 ($238.23)
    Highways: $207,000 ($25.66)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($2.35)
    General Local Government Support: $5,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,212,000 ($398.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,628,000 ($325.73)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $1,499,000 ($185.80)
    Property: $865,000 ($107.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $703,000 ($87.13)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $501,000 ($62.10)
    Other: $190,000 ($23.55)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $118,000 ($14.63)
    Other License: $32,000 ($3.97)

London government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,315,000 ($1154.56)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,513,000 ($1055.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $804,000 ($99.65)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $709,000 ($87.88)
    End of Fiscal Year: $334,000 ($41.40)

London government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,884,000 ($1968.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $767,000 ($95.07)

6.09% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,358 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Whitley County, KY  0.99% ($31,979 average AGI)
from Knox County, KY  0.92% ($28,901)
from Clay County, KY  0.55% ($35,551)


5.87% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Knox County, KY  0.94% ($26,208 average AGI)
to Whitley County, KY  0.85% ($33,910)
to Clay County, KY  0.40% ($24,519)
Businesses in London, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts2Microtel1
Arby's1Nike3
AutoZone1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx6Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill2Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block2Subway4
Hardee's2Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell2
KFC1The Athlete's Foot1
Kmart1True Value1
Kroger2U-Haul4
La-Z-Boy1UPS7
Lane Furniture1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
Lowe's1Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets1White Castle1

Strongest AM radio stations in London:

  • WFTG (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONDON, KY; Owner: F.T.G. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGWM (980 AM; 1 kW; LONDON, KY; Owner: WGWM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WCTT (680 AM; 1 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKG (810 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, KY; Owner: INTERMOUNTAIN B/CING CO., INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in London:

  • WWEL (103.9 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: F.T.G. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVCT (91.5 FM; KEAVY, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • WWLT (103.1 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: VERNON R. BALDWIN, INC.)
  • WCTT-FM (107.3 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWAG (107.9 FM; MCKEE, KY; Owner: DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKKQ (96.1 FM; BARBOURVILLE, KY; Owner: BARBOURVILLE COMMUNITY B/NG CO.INC.)

TV broadcast stations around London:

  • WOBZ-LP (Channel 9; EAST BERNSTADT, ETC., KY; Owner: ANDREA JOY KESLER)
  • WVTN-LP (Channel 48; CORBIN, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)
  • W39CK (Channel 20; CORBIN, KY; Owner: DEREK RAY EUBANKS)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W33BK (Channel 33; CORBIN, KY; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
London fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of London fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 55Number of bridges
  • 463ft / 141mTotal length
  • $4,635,000Total costs
  • 574,384Total average daily traffic
  • 104,700Total average daily truck traffic
  • 468,247Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in London, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 201970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for London, KY
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in London)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in London, KY)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in London)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in London)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 185. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 253 took place in 2007, and the least - 109 in 2012. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in London, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (36.6%), and Structure Fires (35.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in London, KY
    • 1,14836.6%Outside Fires
    • 1,12735.9%Structure Fires
    • 54517.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31910.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for London, KY

Fire-safe hotels and motels in London, Kentucky:

  • Days Inn, 207 Hwy 80 W, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 864-2222, Fax: (606) 878-2825
  • Super 8 London, Hwy 80 & I-75, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 878-9800, Fax: (606) 864-4211
  • Ramada Limited & Suites, 1895 W Hwy 192, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 877-3400, Fax: (606) 862-9567
  • Town Center Motel, 500 N Main, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 864-4101
  • Comfort Suites, 1918 W 192 Byp, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 877-7848, Fax: (606) 877-7907
  • Sleep Inn, 105 Malcolm Hl Dr, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 877-9700, Fax: (606) 878-2642
  • Quality Inn, 400 Gop St, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 877-4466, Fax: (606) 864-2063
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Of London, 506 Minton Dr, London, Kentucky 40741 , Phone: (606) 862-0077, Fax: (606) 864-0666
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in London, Kentucky
Most common first names in London, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James44771.2 years
John37676.2 years
William33574.2 years
Mary28178.2 years
Robert26071.9 years
Charles18771.6 years
George15876.2 years
Martha11579.7 years
Walter11474.3 years
Roy9972.5 years
Most common last names in London, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith31572.5 years
Jones29273.6 years
Johnson22076.1 years
Bowling17075.1 years
Brown16275.6 years
House15173.0 years
Allen11269.9 years
Baker11175.0 years
Lewis10875.5 years
Sizemore10871.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in London, KY
  • 52.4%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in London, KY
  • 86.0%Electricity
  • 12.1%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


London compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

London on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: administrative and support and waste management services (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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