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Logan County, Ohio
Seal of Logan County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1818
Seat Bellefontaine
Largest City Bellefontaine
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

467 sq mi (1,210 km²)
458 sq mi (1,186 km²)
8.3 sq mi (21 km²), 1.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

45,858
100/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.co.logan.oh.us
Named for: Benjamin Logan
County flag

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,858. The county seat is Bellefontaine. The county is named for Benjamin Logan, who fought Native Americans in the area.

Logan County comprises the Bellefontaine, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

Zanesfield-ohio-limits
County history plaque outside Zanesfield
Bellefontaine Summit
View from the US 68-US 33 interchange at Bellefontaine, near Campbell Hill

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 467 square miles (1,210 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 8.3 square miles (21 km2) (1.8%) is water. Campbell Hill, the highest natural point in Ohio at 1,549 feet (472 m), is located northeast of Bellefontaine.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

  • US 33.svg U.S. Route 33
  • US 68.svg U.S. Route 68
  • OH-47.svg State Route 47
  • OH-117.svg State Route 117
  • OH-235.svg State Route 235
  • OH-245.svg State Route 245
  • OH-273.svg State Route 273
  • OH-274.svg State Route 274
  • OH-287.svg State Route 287
  • OH-292.svg State Route 292
  • OH-347.svg State Route 347
  • OH-365.svg State Route 365
  • OH-366.svg State Route 366
  • OH-368.svg State Route 368
  • OH-508.svg State Route 508
  • OH-533.svg State Route 533
  • OH-540.svg State Route 540
  • OH-559.svg State Route 559
  • OH-706.svg State Route 706
  • OH-708.svg State Route 708
  • OH-720.svg State Route 720

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 3,159
1830 6,440 103.9%
1840 14,015 117.6%
1850 19,162 36.7%
1860 20,996 9.6%
1870 23,028 9.7%
1880 26,267 14.1%
1890 27,386 4.3%
1900 30,420 11.1%
1910 30,084 −1.1%
1920 30,104 0.1%
1930 28,981 −3.7%
1940 29,624 2.2%
1950 31,329 5.8%
1960 34,803 11.1%
1970 35,072 0.8%
1980 39,155 11.6%
1990 42,310 8.1%
2000 46,005 8.7%
2010 45,858 −0.3%
Est. 2015 45,386 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 17,956 households, and 12,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 100 people per square mile (39/km²). There were 21,571 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.15% White, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.8% spoke English, 1.0% German and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 17,956 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,479, and the median income for a family was $47,516. Males had a median income of $37,134 versus $24,739 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,984. About 7.10% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 45,858 people, 18,111 households, and 12,569 families residing in the county. The population density was 100.0 inhabitants per square mile (38.6/km2). There were 23,181 housing units at an average density of 50.6 per square mile (19.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.3% white, 1.6% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 13.5% were Irish, 11.5% were American, and 9.1% were English.

Of the 18,111 households, 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.6% were non-families, and 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 39.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,493 and the median income for a family was $53,601. Males had a median income of $42,702 versus $29,537 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,974. About 11.0% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Logan County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Logan County with municipalities and townships

City

Villages

Townships

  • Bloomfield Township
  • Bokes Creek Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Lake Township
  • Liberty Township
  • McArthur Township
  • Miami Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Perry Township
  • Pleasant Township
  • Richland Township
  • Rushcreek Township
  • Stokes Township
  • Union Township
  • Washington Township
  • Zane Township

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

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