Logan County, Nebraska

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 census, the population was 716.[1] Its county seat is Stapleton.[2]

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.
Coordinates: 41°34′N 100°29′W / 41.56°N 100.48°W / 41.56; -100.48
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1885
Named forJohn A. Logan
SeatStapleton
Largest villageStapleton
Area
 • Total571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Land571 sq mi (1,480 km2)
 • Water0.5 sq mi (1 km2)  0.08%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total716
 • Density1.35/sq mi (0.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitelogancounty.ne.gov

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).

HistoryEdit

Logan County was formed in 1885. It was named for Civil War General John A. Logan.[3]

The first railroad was built through Logan County in 1911.[4]

GeographyEdit

The terrain of Logan County consists of low corrugated flatland, sparsely used for agricultural purposes at present. The ground slopes to the east-northeast,[5] with precipitation runoff making its way to the Dismal River north of Logan County.[6] 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.[7]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18901,378
1900960−30.3%
19101,52158.4%
19201,5964.9%
19301,014−36.5%
19401,74271.8%
19501,357−22.1%
19601,108−18.3%
1970991−10.6%
1980983−0.8%
1990878−10.7%
2000774−11.8%
2010763−1.4%
2020716−6.2%
US Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[12]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] 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.

CommunitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Logan County voters have been reliably Republican for many decades. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2020).

United States presidential election results for Logan County, Nebraska[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 407 90.44% 38 8.44% 5 1.11%
2016 400 88.30% 32 7.06% 21 4.64%
2012 356 82.60% 68 15.78% 7 1.62%
2008 327 78.61% 81 19.47% 8 1.92%
2004 357 83.22% 67 15.62% 5 1.17%
2000 336 81.55% 60 14.56% 16 3.88%
1996 294 65.63% 79 17.63% 75 16.74%
1992 271 60.09% 80 17.74% 100 22.17%
1988 373 79.70% 93 19.87% 2 0.43%
1984 446 86.77% 67 13.04% 1 0.19%
1980 442 82.46% 71 13.25% 23 4.29%
1976 283 57.29% 196 39.68% 15 3.04%
1972 320 81.42% 73 18.58% 0 0.00%
1968 363 66.36% 130 23.77% 54 9.87%
1964 267 47.42% 296 52.58% 0 0.00%
1960 391 70.58% 163 29.42% 0 0.00%
1956 367 71.26% 148 28.74% 0 0.00%
1952 447 74.13% 156 25.87% 0 0.00%
1948 254 52.16% 233 47.84% 0 0.00%
1944 450 64.84% 244 35.16% 0 0.00%
1940 498 60.51% 325 39.49% 0 0.00%
1936 410 46.91% 456 52.17% 8 0.92%
1932 346 37.32% 564 60.84% 17 1.83%
1928 595 74.38% 195 24.38% 10 1.25%
1924 277 40.56% 165 24.16% 241 35.29%
1920 312 57.78% 180 33.33% 48 8.89%
1916 172 35.10% 283 57.76% 35 7.14%
1912 97 25.33% 153 39.95% 133 34.73%
1908 140 44.73% 155 49.52% 18 5.75%
1904 100 55.56% 22 12.22% 58 32.22%
1900 107 49.77% 102 47.44% 6 2.79%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census Bureau: Logan County, Nebraska". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 26, 2022.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 189.
  4. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. 1. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 127.
  5. ^ Google Maps w AGL (accessed 23 January 2019)
  6. ^ Logan County NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 41°34′N 100°29′W / 41.56°N 100.48°W / 41.56; -100.48