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Middlesborough is a city in Bell County.

Middlesborough is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

The latitude of Middlesborough is 36.608N. The longitude is -83.716W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,266.


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Median household income
Local
$19,565
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Middlesborough demographic reports
Middlesborough is at the southern end of the Cumberland Gap.
Coal mining was the foundation of the local economy through the 1900s.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lee Majors, actor
Local festivals include:
  • Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Bell County Fair - Aug. 21-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Middlesborough web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Kingdom Come State Park, Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Bell County Historical Society Museum, Coal House 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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Middlesborough demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bell 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 40965 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Middlesborough residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Middlesborough ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Middlesborough was $13,189, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Middlesborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Middlesborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $261.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $589.


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Newspapers in Middlesborough include Middlesboro Daily News

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

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The average commute time for Middlesborough workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Middlesborough between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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