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Logan County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the USA highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 22, 1871
Seat Paris (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
Largest City Booneville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

732 sq mi (1,896 km²)
708 sq mi (1,834 km²)
23 sq mi (60 km²), 3.2%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

21,714
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: James Logan

Logan County (formerly Sarber County) is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,353. There are two county seats: Booneville and Paris.

History

The Arkansas General Assembly defined the state's 64th county on March 22, 1871, and named it Sarber County for John N. Sarber, the Republican state senator from Yell County who had introduced the resolution. The senator was viewed as a carpetbagger, and after the Reconstruction Era state government was replaced the county was renamed for James Logan, an early settler in the area, on December 14, 1875.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 732 square miles (1,900 km2), of which 708 square miles (1,830 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (3.2%) is water. The highest natural point in Arkansas, Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet (839 m), is located in Logan County.

Major highways

  • Arkansas 10.svg Highway 10
  • Arkansas 22.svg Highway 22
  • Arkansas 23.svg Highway 23
  • Arkansas 60.svg Highway 60
  • Arkansas 309.svg Highway 309

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 14,885
1890 20,774 39.6%
1900 20,563 −1.0%
1910 26,350 28.1%
1920 25,866 −1.8%
1930 24,110 −6.8%
1940 25,967 7.7%
1950 20,260 −22.0%
1960 15,957 −21.2%
1970 16,789 5.2%
1980 20,144 20.0%
1990 20,557 2.1%
2000 22,486 9.4%
2010 22,353 −0.6%
Est. 2015 21,714 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015
USA Logan County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Logan County

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 22,486 people, 8,693 households, and 6,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,942 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.46% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,693 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,344, and the median income for a family was $33,732. Males had a median income of $24,472 versus $18,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,527. About 11.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Logan County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.


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