London, Kentucky Population 2024

7,588

London is a city located in Laurel County Kentucky. London has a 2024 population of 7,588. It is also the county seat of Laurel County.London is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually but its population has decreased by -0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,592 in 2020.

The average household income in London is $57,112 with a poverty rate of 26.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in London is 39.5 years, 40.7 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

London Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of London was:

  • White: 93.41%
  • Two or more races: 2.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.09%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
11.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
656.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.05% (-4)
The current population of London, Kentucky is 7,588 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,592.

London, Kentucky Population 2024

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London Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,11093.41%
Two or more races1882.47%
Black or African American1592.09%
Asian881.16%
Other race620.81%
Native American50.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

London Population by Race

London Population Pyramid 2024

London Median Age

39.5

Total

40.7

Male

38.3

Female

London Adults

There are 5,823 adults, (1,511 of whom are seniors) in London.

London Age Dependency

76.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

London Sex Ratio

Female3,92851.6%
Male3,68448.4%

London Population by Age

London Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0212.2751.148.9
Married1,1912.9481.218.8
Non Family1,0911.0435.664.4
Female5493.121.178.9
Male1902.7838.961.1
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2.88

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

London Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

London Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

London Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.04%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.41%.

London Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,513

Average Earnings

$45,926

Average Male

$28,507

Average Female

London Earnings by Educational Attainment

London Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

London Language

97.6% of London residents speak only English, while 2.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.94% of the population.

London Language

London Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,4321,68326.17%
Asian886675%
Multiple1665231.33%
Black1352216.3%
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26.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.64%

Male Poverty Rate

32.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in London

The race most likely to be in poverty in London is Asian, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in London is Black, with 16.3% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.41%.

London Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.37%
High School24.25%
Some College17.42%
Bachelors or Greater7.67%
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London Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed57.5%
Female Employed25.05%
Male Employed6.07%
Female Unemployed
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London Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

London Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

London Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

London Married by Age and Sex

male

female

London Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

London Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

London Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

296

Number of Veterans

290

Male Veterans

6

Female Veterans

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London Veterans by War

count

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London Veterans by Age

count

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London Veterans by Race

London Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

69.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

London Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

London Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

London Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

London Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.87%

Born in London

98.37%

Native Born

1.63%

Foreign Born

0.91%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.37% of London residents were born in the United States, with 80.87% having been born in Kentucky. 0.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

London Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,61350.07%
20287,60850.07%
20277,60350.07%
20267,59850.07%
20257,59350.07%
20247,58850.07%
20237,58350.07%
20227,57850.07%
20217,573-19-0.25%
20207,592-459-5.7%
20198,051-3-0.04%
20188,054170.21%
20178,037120.15%
20168,02580.1%
20158,017-23-0.29%
20148,040100.12%
20138,030-3-0.04%
20128,033110.14%
20118,022330.41%
20107,9892,29740.35%
20005,692-65-1.13%
19905,7571,75543.85%
19804,002-335-7.72%
19704,3373027.48%
19604,03560917.78%
19503,426
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London Population by Year