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Logan County
Logan County Courthouse in Stapleton
Logan County Courthouse in Stapleton
Map of Nebraska highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
Founded 1885
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Stapleton
Largest village Stapleton
Area
 • Total 571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land 571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.08%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 716
 • Density 1.35/sq mi (0.52/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 census, the population was 716. Its county seat is Stapleton.

Logan County is part of the North Platte, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Logan County is represented by the prefix 87 (it had the eighty-seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History

Logan County was formed in 1885. It was named after the Union General John A. Logan.

The first railroad was built through Logan County in 1911.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) (0.08%) is water.

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,378
1900 960 −30.3%
1910 1,521 58.4%
1920 1,596 4.9%
1930 1,014 −36.5%
1940 1,742 71.8%
1950 1,357 −22.1%
1960 1,108 −18.3%
1970 991 −10.6%
1980 983 −0.8%
1990 878 −10.7%
2000 774 −11.8%
2010 763 −1.4%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2000 United States Census, there 774 people, 316 households, and 229 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.58% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 1.03% Native American, and 0.26% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 316 households, out of which 29.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 3.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.70% 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 2.95.

The county population contained 27.30% under the age of 18, 4.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 26.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,125, and the median income for a family was $38,958. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,937. About 6.50% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over.

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