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Logan County
Logan County Courthouse, Paris
Logan County Courthouse, Paris
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
Founded March 22, 1871
Named for James Logan
Seat Paris (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
Largest city Booneville
 • Total 732 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Land 708 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water 23 sq mi (60 km2)  3.2%%
 • Total 22,353
 • Estimate 
 • Density 30.537/sq mi (11.790/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 4th

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. Its two county seats are Booneville and Paris.


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.


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


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%
2019 (est.) 21,466 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2016
USA Logan County, Arkansas age pyramid
Age pyramid Logan County

2020 census

Logan County racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 18,586 87.96%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 225 1.06%
Native American 228 1.08%
Asian 328 1.55%
Pacific Islander 8 0.04%
Other/Mixed 1,116 5.28%
Hispanic or Latino 640 3.03%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 21,131 people, 8,417 households, and 5,839 families residing in the county.




Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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.

Notable residents

  • Katharine Anthony, American biographer
  • James Bridges, born in Paris, Arkansas, screenwriter and film director
  • Dizzy Dean, born in Lucas, Arkansas, major league baseball player
  • Paul Dean, born in Lucas, Arkansas, brother of Dizzy Dean and major league baseball player
  • Jon Eubanks, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Paris, Arkansas; a farmer and Certified Public Accountant
  • General John P. McConnell, Chief of Staff, USAF
  • Robert Johnson, lived in Lucas, Arkansas, at the time of the 1920 census. Renowned Bluesman.

See also

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