London, KY
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London is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 8,126 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, London is the 55th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, London is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, London is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in London who work in office and administrative support (22.19%), food service (10.10%), and sales jobs (8.31%).

One of the benefits of London is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.77 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In terms of college education, the citizens of London rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.61% of adults 25 and older in London have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in London in 2010 was $18,327, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,308 for a family of four.

The people who call London home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of London residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in London include English, Irish, Polish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in London is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.