Laurel County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is London and the largest city is London. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.laurelcountyclerk.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 60,015 and the 2010 census population was 58,849. The land area is 433.95 square miles and there are 135.6 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 1.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 74.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,300, there are 22,931 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,923, the median household income is $36,570, and 21.8% of the persons in Laurel County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,525. Retail sales (in $1000) were $914,739, and sales per capita were $15,970. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25%.
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