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London is a city in Laurel County.

London is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for London, England.

The latitude of London is 37.128N. The longitude is -84.083W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,240 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,692.


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Median household income
Local
$27,283
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our London demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Col. Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Local festivals include:
  • World Chicken Festival - Sept. 27-30, 2007
  • Laurel County Fair - July 9-14, 2007
Dates often change. Check London web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park
Historic sites and museums: Mountain Life Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about London demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Laurel County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40744 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of London residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the London ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in London was $15,046, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of London residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
London festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Geocaching & geography
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Government
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in London, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $295.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.


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Libraries

Libraries in London include Laurel County Branch for Children, Laurel County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in London include London Sentinel-Echo

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Politics

Laurel County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our London political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for London workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in London include Comfort Suites London, Days Inn, Days Inn London, Hampton Inn London, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Park Inn London, Ramada Limited, Red Roof London, Super 8.

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