Laurel County , Kentucky

Laurel County: County in Kentucky, United States

Laurel County locator map
Location of Laurel County on Kentucky map.


Laurel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,849 and a population density of 51 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 60,813 inhabitants. Its county seat is London. The county was created 195 years ago in 1825.


Laurel County is located at 37°6'38"N 84°7'4"W (37.1106700, -84.1178000). It has 7 neighbors: Clay County, Jackson County, Knox County, McCreary County, Pulaski County, Rockcastle County and Whitley County.

Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse image
Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse

The largest city of Laurel County is London with a population of 8,068. Other cities include, North Corbin population 1,773 and East Bernstadt population 716. See all Laurel County cities & populated places.


Laurel County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 81. more

Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse image

Laurel County map

Laurel County Quick Facts

Population : 60,813 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 1149 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.2%
Land as percent of area : 97.8%
Named for : Kalmia latifolia
Altitude : 1,217 feet / 371 meters
Capital : London
Establishment : December 12, 1825
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 11:21:52 (5th August 2021)
Density : 53 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 3.23% (2010-2019)
Weather : 81℉ Sunny 7-days weather

Laurel County has 7 neighbours.


The population of Laurel County increased by 3.23% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 58,849 - census
2011 59,359 0.86% estimation process
2012 59,534 0.29% estimation process
2013 59,701 0.28% estimation process
2014 59,897 0.33% estimation process
2015 59,919 0.04% estimation process
2016 60,078 0.26% estimation process
2017 60,317 0.4% estimation process
2018 60,660 0.57% estimation process
2019 60,813 0.25% estimation process

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People born in Laurel County (3)

People born in Laurel County, including 42nd Governor of Kentucky Flem D. Sampson, politician William E. Evans, writer Silas House, you can see a list of people who born in Laurel County.

Laurel County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Laurel County.

City Name Population Title
London 8,068 City in Kentucky, United States
North Corbin 1,773 City in Kentucky, United States of America
East Bernstadt 716

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Kentucky 4,467,673 State of the United States of America
Jefferson County 766,757 County in Alabama, United States
Louisville 760,026 County seat of Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Fayette County 323,152 County in West Virginia, United States
Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Lexington 225,366 City in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 166,998 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 133,581 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 132,896 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 110,958 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,511 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 93,584 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Madison County 92,987 County in Kentucky, United States
Bullitt County 81,676 County in Kentucky, United States

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