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Logan, West Virginia
City
Logan in 1974
Logan in 1974
Location of Logan, West Virginia
Location of Logan, West Virginia
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Logan
Area
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.21 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
Elevation 679 ft (207 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,779
 • Estimate (2012) 1,739
 • Density 1,547.0/sq mi (597.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 25601
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-48148
GNIS feature ID 1542310

Logan is a city in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 1,779 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Logan County.

History

The Chafin House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.

Geography

Logan is located at the confluence of the Guyandotte River and Island Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.24 square miles (3.21 km2), of which 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2) is land and 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2) is water.

Climate

Climate data for Logan, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 81
(27.2)
81
(27.2)
91
(32.8)
95
(35)
96
(35.6)
105
(40.6)
104
(40)
102
(38.9)
103
(39.4)
96
(35.6)
87
(30.6)
78
(25.6)
105
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 44
(6.7)
49
(9.4)
59
(15)
70
(21.1)
78
(25.6)
85
(29.4)
88
(31.1)
88
(31.1)
81
(27.2)
69
(20.6)
58
(14.4)
46
(7.8)
67.9
(19.95)
Daily mean °F (°C) 35
(1.7)
39
(3.9)
47
(8.3)
57
(13.9)
65
(18.3)
74
(23.3)
77
(25)
77
(25)
70
(21.1)
57
(13.9)
47
(8.3)
38
(3.3)
56.9
(13.84)
Average low °F (°C) 25
(-3.9)
28
(-2.2)
34
(1.1)
43
(6.1)
52
(11.1)
62
(16.7)
66
(18.9)
65
(18.3)
58
(14.4)
45
(7.2)
36
(2.2)
29
(-1.7)
45.3
(7.36)
Record low °F (°C) -15
(-26.1)
-8
(-22.2)
-2
(-18.9)
19
(-7.2)
29
(-1.7)
35
(1.7)
46
(7.8)
44
(6.7)
34
(1.1)
18
(-7.8)
7
(-13.9)
-8
(-22.2)
-15
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.2
(81)
3.4
(86)
3.8
(97)
3.9
(99)
5.2
(132)
4.8
(122)
5.3
(135)
3.7
(94)
3.3
(84)
3.0
(76)
3.3
(84)
3.7
(94)
46.6
(1,184)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 444
1910 1,640 269.4%
1920 2,998 82.8%
1930 4,396 46.6%
1940 5,166 17.5%
1950 5,079 −1.7%
1960 4,185 −17.6%
1970 3,311 −20.9%
1980 3,029 −8.5%
1990 2,206 −27.2%
2000 1,630 −26.1%
2010 1,779 9.1%
Est. 2015 1,649 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,779 people, 808 households, and 469 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,547.0 inhabitants per square mile (597.3/km2). There were 1,016 housing units at an average density of 883.5 per square mile (341.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.6% White, 5.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 808 households of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 15.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 40.4 years. 20.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,630 people, 750 households, and 423 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,403.5 people per square mile (542.5/km²). There were 965 housing units at an average density of 830.9 per square mile (321.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.52% White, 4.79% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 750 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city, the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,623, and the median income for a family was $26,354. Males had a median income of $26,350 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,913. About 18.2% of families and 20.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.0% of those under age 18 and 9.7% of those age 65 or over.

Logan in 2014
Logan in 2014

Services

Education

Logan is served by the Logan High School, grades 9-12.

Media

  • The Logan Banner, a daily newspaper. It no longer publishes on Saturdays.
  • WVOW, a local CBS radio affiliate.

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