London, Arkansas

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London, Arkansas
City
Location in Pope County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Pope County and the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 35°19′33″N 93°14′12″W / 35.32583°N 93.23667°W / 35.32583; -93.23667Coordinates: 35°19′33″N 93°14′12″W / 35.32583°N 93.23667°W / 35.32583; -93.23667
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pope
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 925
 • Density 385.4/sq mi (146.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72847
Area code(s) 479
FIPS code 05-41270
GNIS feature ID 0077539

London is a city in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 925 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

London is located at 35°19′33″N 93°14′12″W / 35.32583°N 93.23667°W / 35.32583; -93.23667 (35.325802, -93.236557).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (1.64%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 925 people, 359 households, and 268 families residing in the city. The population density was 385.5 people per square mile (148.8/km²). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 172.1 per square mile (66.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.6% White, 0.3% Black or African American, 1.41% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 1.41% from two or more races. 1.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 359 households out of which 10.0% had children under the age of 1 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,804, and the median income for a family was $36,172. Males had a median income of $28,036 versus $17,391 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,815. About 8.0% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 15.5% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

London was renamed from Haddoxburg by the first postmaster.[3] The reason is unknown.[4]

  • London used to have its own high school. Grades 10-12 moved to Russellville in the early 1950s, and grades 7-9 moved to Rusellville in 1965. Currently the London School consists of grades K-through-4.

Notable people[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

  • London to Paris TSD Rally This is a "Time Speed Distance" (a race of time not speed) rally that is held annually on the last Saturday in October. The rally starts at the London Town Hall then runs into the Ozark National Forest north of London, ending in downtown Paris with a dinner and trophys awarded.
  • Polk Salad Festival

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: London, Arkansas Retrieved October 1, 2010.
  4. ^ Deane, Ernie (1986). Arkansas Place Names. Branson, Missouri: The Ozarks Mountaineer. p. 163.