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London, Ohio
Main Street downtown
Main Street downtown
A proud heritage, a promising future[1]
Location of London, Ohio
Location of London, Ohio
Location of London in Madison County
Location of London in Madison County
Coordinates: 39°53′15″N 83°26′42″W / 39.88750°N 83.44500°W / 39.88750; -83.44500
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor-council
 • MayorPatrick J. Closser [2]
 • Total8.40 sq mi (21.75 km2)
 • Land8.39 sq mi (21.73 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation1,053 ft (321 m)
 • Total9,904
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,231.14/sq mi (475.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)740
FIPS code39-44674[7]
GNIS feature ID1061440[4]
WebsiteCity website

London is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Ohio, United States.[8] Located about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the Ohio capital of Columbus, London was established in 1811 to serve as the county seat. The population was 9,904 at the 2010 census. The ZIP code is 43140.


Madison County courthouse
Madison County courthouse

Soon after the village was platted in the early 1810s, a Methodist church was founded in the community. Today known as First United Methodist Church, this congregation built a small log church building in 1820; it was London's first church. In the early 1900s, the church added facilities for the storage of human milk to sustain the orphanage it then operated.[9]


London is located at 39°53′15″N 83°26′42″W / 39.88750°N 83.44500°W / 39.88750; -83.44500 (39.887466, −83.445041).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.45 square miles (21.89 km2), all land.[11]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)10,328[6]4.3%

2010 census

At the 2010 census London had 9,904 residents, comprising 3,991 households and 2,511 families. The population density was 1,172.1 inhabitants per square mile (452.6/km2). There were 4,410 housing units at an average density of 521.9 per square mile (201.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.2% White, 6.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 1.7%.[5]

There were 3,991 households, 32.8% of which had children under the age of 18. 41.2% of households were married couples living together; 16.2% had a female householder with no husband present; 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present; and 37.1% were non-families. 30.8% of households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.43, and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age was 37.1 years. 25.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census there were 8,771 people in 3,590 households, including 2,301 families, in the city. The population density was 1,031.0 people per square mile (397.9/km2). There were 3,848 housing units at an average density of 452.3/sq mi (174.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.96% White, 6.78% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71%.[7]

Of the 3,590 households 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.8% of households were one person and 13.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.

The median household income was $35,641 and the median family income was $42,400. Males had a median income of $33,092 versus $26,048 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,404. About 9.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


London and Madison County were served by a daily newspaper, The Madison Press, until it folded in early 2019. The county's weekly newspaper, The Madison Messenger, is also headquartered in London. There is also an online-only newspaper alternative, Madison County Spotlight, which was created to replace The Madison Press after it folded.

There is a religiously-based local radio station, Ready FM, or 105.1 FM, operating out of the town's old armory, just across from St. Patrick's Church.


London is primarily served by the London City School District. Graduating class sizes are usually between 100-150 students. The district partners with other local educational programs, including the Tolles Technical Center.

There is also a private school run by St. Patrick's Church serving preschool through 8th grade.

Nearby four-year universities include The Ohio State University, Wright State University, Wittenberg University, and The University of Dayton. Nearby community colleges include Sinclair, Clark State, and Columbus State Community College.

London is served by the London Public Library.[18] In 2005, the library loaned more than 194,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders. As of 2005, total holdings were over 48,000 volumes with over 145 periodical subscriptions.[19]

In popular culture

The London water tower, fire department, and London High School were featured in a Nike commercial promoting the 2012 Summer Olympics.[20]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ "The City of London Welcomes You". The City of London, OH. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  2. ^ Mayor Closser's Facebook Page
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  6. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  9. ^ History of Madison County Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Chester E. Bryan, gen. ed. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1915, 285.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  12. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Ninth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 1870. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 1880. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. 1960. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  17. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Homepage". London Public Library. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  19. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. Archived from the original on September 24, 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2006.
  20. ^ "Nike ad highlights London, Ohio". The Columbus Dispatch. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.

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