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Logan County, North Dakota
Map

Location in the state of North Dakota
Map of the USA highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded September 1, 1884
Seat Napoleon
Largest City Napoleon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,011 sq mi (2,618 km²)
993 sq mi (2,572 km²)
18 sq mi (47 km²), 1.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

1,935
2.0/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://logancountynd.com/
Named for: John A. Logan

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,990. Its county seat is Napoleon.

Logan County was created by the 1872-1873 territorial legislature and named for John A. Logan (1826-1886), a Civil War general and United States Senator from Illinois. It was organized on September 1, 1884. Napoleon was the county seat from 1884 to 1899. King became the county seat briefly in 1899 before Napoleon once again was given that title.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,011 square miles (2,620 km2), of which 933 square miles (2,420 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (2.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • North Dakota 3.svg North Dakota Highway 3
  • North Dakota 13.svg North Dakota Highway 13
  • North Dakota 30.svg North Dakota Highway 30
  • North Dakota 34.png North Dakota Highway 34
  • North Dakota 56.png North Dakota Highway 56

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 597
1900 1,625 172.2%
1910 6,168 279.6%
1920 7,723 25.2%
1930 8,089 4.7%
1940 7,561 −6.5%
1950 6,357 −15.9%
1960 5,369 −15.5%
1970 4,245 −20.9%
1980 3,493 −17.7%
1990 2,847 −18.5%
2000 2,308 −18.9%
2010 1,990 −13.8%
Est. 2015 1,935 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,308 people, 963 households, and 659 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,193 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.18% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 75.0% were of German, 7.0% Norwegian and 5.6% American ancestry.

There were 963 households out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 3.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 3.60% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 27.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,986, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $18,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,947. About 12.60% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 18.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 1,990 people, 843 households, and 562 families residing in the county. The population density was 2.0 inhabitants per square mile (0.77/km2). There were 1,144 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile (0.46/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.4% white, 0.5% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 76.0% were German, 16.2% were Russian, 9.9% were Norwegian, and 6.3% were American.

Of the 843 households, 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families, and 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 49.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,741 and the median income for a family was $52,262. Males had a median income of $34,451 versus $22,284 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,654. About 8.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Townships

  • Finn
  • Glendale
  • Gutschmidt
  • Haag
  • Janke
  • Red Lake
  • Sealy

Unorganized territories

  • East Logan
  • West Logan

Defunct townships

  • Bryant (now in West Logan UT)
  • Dixon (now in West Logan UT)
  • Kroeber (now in West Logan UT)
  • Starkey (now in West Logan UT)

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