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Logan County
Logan County Courthouse
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Founded February 25, 1887
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Sterling
Largest city Sterling
Area
 • Total 1,845 sq mi (4,780 km2)
 • Land 1,839 sq mi (4,760 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
22,036
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 4th

Logan County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,709. The county seat is Sterling. The county was named for General John A. Logan.

Logan County comprises the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,845 square miles (4,780 km2), of which 1,839 square miles (4,760 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

State protected area

  • North Sterling State Park

Trails and byways

  • American Discovery Trail
  • Pawnee Pioneer Trails
  • South Platte Trail

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,070
1900 3,292 7.2%
1910 9,549 190.1%
1920 18,427 93.0%
1930 19,946 8.2%
1940 18,370 −7.9%
1950 17,187 −6.4%
1960 20,302 18.1%
1970 18,852 −7.1%
1980 19,800 5.0%
1990 17,567 −11.3%
2000 20,504 16.7%
2010 22,709 10.8%
Est. 2015 22,036 −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2000, there were 20,504 people, 7,551 households, and 5,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 8,424 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.65% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.77% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 11.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,551 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 112.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,724, and the median income for a family was $42,241. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $21,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,721. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 10.90% of those age 65 or over.

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