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Welcome to Middlesboro ...

The city of Middlesboro is located in Bell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Middlesboro has a population of 9,326 people<1> (see below for details).

Middlesboro was established in 1890 and was incorporated March 14, 1890.

The community of Middlesboro was originally named Middlesborough.

Middlesboro is 1,200 feet [366 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Middlesboro lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Middlesboro (for example, toward Gernt (TN)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Middlesboro is within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Middlesboro: 40965<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Middlesboro had a population of 10,334 people (which is 36.02% of the total population of Bell County). This makes Middlesboro the county's most populous community.

The population of Middlesboro represents 0.24% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,334 people, the population of Middlesboro has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,384 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Middlesboro had an population of 9,326 people. This is a decrease of 9.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.19% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Middlesboro.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Middlesboro. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Middlesboro. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Middlesboro. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Middlesboro:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Middlesboro ...

Looking for more information about Middlesboro? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Middlesboro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Middlesboro.

Communities near Middlesboro ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Barbourville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Middlesboro

Located in Knox County

New Tazewell   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Middlesboro

Located in Claiborne County (TN)

Alanthus Hill   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the East (E) of Middlesboro

Located in Hancock County (TN)

Tazewell   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Middlesboro

Located in Claiborne County (TN)

Pineville   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the North (N) of Middlesboro

Minton Mill   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the South (S) of Middlesboro

Located in Claiborne County (TN)

Braden   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Middlesboro

Located in Union County (TN)

Harrogate   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Middlesboro

Located in Claiborne County (TN)

Shawanee   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Middlesboro

Located in Claiborne County (TN)

Capito   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Middlesboro

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Middlesboro.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Middlesboro.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Middlesboro - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Middlesboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Middlesboro or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Middlesboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Middlesboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Middlesboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middlesboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6068, Longitude: -83.7205     [Map].






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