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Logan County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1792
Seat Russellville
Largest City Russellville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

557 sq mi (1,443 km²)
552 sq mi (1,430 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

26,835
49/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Named for: Benjamin Logan

Logan County is a county located in the southwest Pennyroyal area of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,835. Its county seat is Russellville.

History

The county is named for Benjamin Logan, who had been second in command of the Kentucky militia during the Revolutionary War and was a leader in the efforts to make Kentucky a state. Created from Lincoln on September 1, 1792, Logan was the 13th Kentucky county in order of formation. Originally, its territory stretched from the Mississippi in the west to the Little Barren River in the east and from the Green and Ohio Rivers in the north to the Tennessee border on the south; since then, 28 other counties have been formed within that area. The settlement of Logan Court House was made the county seat at its incorporation under the name Russellville.

Future President Andrew Jackson fought a duel with pistols against Charles Dickinson at Harrison's Mill in Logan County on May 30, 1806. Jackson was seriously wounded and Dickinson was killed.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 557 square miles (1,440 km2), of which 552 square miles (1,430 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 5,807
1810 12,123 108.8%
1820 14,423 19.0%
1830 13,012 −9.8%
1840 13,615 4.6%
1850 16,581 21.8%
1860 19,021 14.7%
1870 20,429 7.4%
1880 24,358 19.2%
1890 23,812 −2.2%
1900 25,994 9.2%
1910 24,977 −3.9%
1920 23,633 −5.4%
1930 21,875 −7.4%
1940 23,345 6.7%
1950 22,335 −4.3%
1960 20,896 −6.4%
1970 21,793 4.3%
1980 24,138 10.8%
1990 24,416 1.2%
2000 26,573 8.8%
2010 26,835 1.0%
Est. 2015 26,910 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 26,573 people, 10,506 households, and 7,574 families residing in the county. The population density was 48 per square mile (19/km2). There were 11,875 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.70% White, 7.62% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,506 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,474, and the median income for a family was $39,307. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $20,265 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,962. About 10.80% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Attractions

  • Lake Malone State Park
  • Red River Meeting House

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