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==History==
 
==History==
Soon after the village was [[plat]]ted in the early 1810s, a [[Methodist Episcopal Church|Methodist]] church was founded in the community. Today known as [[First United Methodist Church (London, Ohio)|First United Methodist Church]], this congregation built a small log church building in 1820; it was London's first church.<ref>''History of Madison County Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions''. Chester E. Bryan, gen. ed. [[Indianapolis]]: B.F. Bowen, 1915, 285.</ref>
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Soon after the village was [[plat]]ted in the early 1810s, a [[Methodist Episcopal Church|Methodist]] church was founded in the community. Today known as [[First United Methodist Church (London, Ohio)|First United Methodist Church]], this congregation built a small log church building in 1820; it was London's first church and orphanage. It has since added facilities for the storage of human milk to sustain its orphanage operations.<ref>''History of Madison County Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions''. Chester E. Bryan, gen. ed. [[Indianapolis]]: B.F. Bowen, 1915, 285.</ref>
   
 
==Geography==
 
==Geography==

Revision as of 21:43, 8 June 2011

London, Ohio
City
Downtown
Downtown
Location of London, Ohio
Location of London, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Madison
Government
 • Mayor David G. Eades
Area
 • Total 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)
 • Land 8.5 sq mi (22.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
ElevationTemplate:GR 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 8,771
 • Density 1,031.0/sq mi (398.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
ZIP code 43140
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-44674Template:GR
GNIS feature ID 1061440Template:GR
Website http://ci.london.oh.us/
Madison County courthouse.

London is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Ohio, United States.Template:GR Located about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of the Ohio capitol of Columbus, London was established in 1811 to serve as the county seat. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 8,771, an increase from 7,807 in 1990. It is the largest community in the United States named London. The ZIP code is 43140.

London is served by the London Public Library. 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.[1]

History

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 and orphanage. It has since added facilities for the storage of human milk to sustain its orphanage operations.[2]

Geography

London is located at 39°53′15″N 83°26′42″W / 39.88750°N 83.44500°W / 39.88750; -83.44500Invalid arguments have been passed to the {{#coordinates:}} function (39.887466, −83.445041)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of 1900, the town had a population of 5511.[3] As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there were 8,771 people, 3,590 households, and 2,301 families residing 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 per square mile (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% of the population.

There were 3,590 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the city was $35,641, and the median income for a family 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.

Notable natives and residents

London in popular culture

On an episode of the television show Rescue Me, Tommy finds out that his ex-wife Janet has taken his daughters and fled to London, Ohio. He goes to London and is beat up by a Londonian. However, none of the scenes during the show were filmed in London.

In the online action/adventure game Slenderboy, London was noted as the home town of midboss Wigglearms Williams.

References

  1. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 
  2. ^ History of Madison County Ohio: Its People, Industries and Institutions. Chester E. Bryan, gen. ed. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1915, 285.
  3. ^ Stella Shoemaker Wilson, Ohio, Macmillan, 1902, Pg. 96

External links

Coordinates: 39°53′15″N 83°26′42″W / 39.887466°N 83.445041°W / 39.887466; -83.445041