Laurel County, Kentucky

Laurel County: County in Kentucky, United States


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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 61,238 inhabitants. Its county seat is London. The county was created 198 years ago in 1825.

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

Quick Facts about Laurel County

Population : 61,238 (2020)
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 : 18:39:12 (15th April 2024)
Density : 53 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 3.9% (2010-2020)
Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse image
Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse
Laurel County Kentucky Courthouse image


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 map

The largest city of Laurel County is London with a population of 8,072. Other cities include and North Corbin population 1,773. See all Laurel County cities & populated places.

Laurel County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Laurel County.

City Name Population Title
London 8,072 City in Kentucky, United States
North Corbin 1,773 City in Kentucky, United States of America

Laurel County has 7 neighbours.


The population of Laurel County increased by 3.9% in 10 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
2020 61,238 0.69% 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, .


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