London, Ohio

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London is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Ohio, United States.[3] 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.[4]

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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.[5]

Geography

London is located at 39°53′15″N 83°26′42″W / 39.8875°N 83.445°W / 39.8875; -83.445 (39.887466, -83.445041)[6].

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.[7] As of the census[2] 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/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% of the population.

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