Poverty in London, Kentucky

What is the poverty rate in London, Kentucky?
The poverty rate in London is 28.4%. One out of every 3.5 residents of London lives in poverty.

How many people in London, Kentucky live in poverty?
2,102 of 7,397 London residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in London compare to the rest of Kentucky?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Kentucky is 18.3%, meaning London has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Kentucky.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

White

7,036

28.1% 10.3% 87.9%

What's the Poverty Rate in London, Kentucky By Race?

28.1% of White residents of London, Kentucky live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in London, Kentucky is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 1,979 of 7,036 white Kentuckians live below the poverty line. Approximately 87.9% of the total population of London, Kentucky are white.

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in London, Kentucky?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in London, Kentucky is 25.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in London, Kentucky is 30.8%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of London, Kentucky

Female residents of London, Kentucky are meaningfully(21%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

835 of 3,286 males in London live below the poverty line.

1,267 of 4,111 females in London live below the poverty line.

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in London can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 36.4%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 25.7%.

Poverty for younger ages in London is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 34.2%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 50.0%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in London can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 29.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 32.4%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 43.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in London, Kentucky have a Poverty Rate of 0.0%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in London, Kentucky?

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

43.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

42.4%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

33.1%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

29.2%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

17.1%

75 to 84 Years Old

14.4%

Over 85 Years Old

24.5%

London, Kentucky Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of London, Kentucky born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of London, Kentucky who were born citizens of the United States is 28.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of London, Kentucky who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 3.2%.

Poverty Rate for residents of London, Kentucky born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of London, Kentucky who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 7,334 residents of London, Kentucky who were born citizens of the United States, 2,100 (28.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2 (3.2%) of 63 residents of London, Kentucky who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in London, Kentucky

The poverty rate in London is 28.4%.
London is in Laurel County.
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London 28.4%

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