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Logan County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,709.[1] The county seat is Sterling.[2] The county was named for General John A. Logan.[3]

Logan County, Colorado
LoganCountyCourthouse.jpg
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Logan County
Location in the U.S. state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1887
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Sterling
Largest city Sterling
Area
 • Total 1,845 sq mi (4,779 km2)
 • Land 1,839 sq mi (4,763 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 22,036
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.loganco.gov

Logan County comprises the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[4][5]

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GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,845 square miles (4,780 km2), of which 1,839 square miles (4,760 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (0.3%) is water.[6]

Adjacent countiesEdit

State protected areaEdit

Trails and bywaysEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1890 3,070
1900 3,292 7.2%
1910 9,549 190.1%
1920 18,427 93.0%
1930 19,946 8.2%
1940 18,370 −7.9%
1950 17,187 −6.4%
1960 20,302 18.1%
1970 18,852 −7.1%
1980 19,800 5.0%
1990 17,567 −11.3%
2000 20,504 16.7%
2010 22,709 10.8%
Est. 2016 21,919 [7] −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 20,504 people, 7,551 households, and 5,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 8,424 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.65% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.77% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 11.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,551 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% 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 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 112.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,724, and the median income for a family was $42,241. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $21,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,721. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 10.90% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Logan County vote
by party in presidential elections
[13]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2016 74.9% 7,282 19.0% 1,851 6.1% 589
2012 67.7% 6,179 29.7% 2,712 2.6% 233
2008 66.9% 6,002 31.7% 2,846 1.4% 129
2004 70.4% 6,168 28.4% 2,491 1.2% 107
2000 68.3% 5,531 28.4% 2,296 3.3% 269
1996 53.2% 4,032 36.5% 2,765 10.4% 789
1992 41.0% 3,420 32.6% 2,718 26.5% 2,207
1988 56.2% 4,485 42.4% 3,382 1.4% 108
1984 72.3% 5,883 26.5% 2,155 1.2% 95
1980 63.2% 5,238 28.1% 2,332 8.7% 723
1976 53.3% 4,256 44.4% 3,543 2.3% 183
1972 67.3% 5,352 30.5% 2,426 2.2% 178
1968 57.0% 4,323 33.2% 2,521 9.8% 747
1964 45.2% 3,497 54.6% 4,222 0.2% 12
1960 60.0% 5,002 40.0% 3,334 0.1% 5
1956 64.5% 5,199 35.3% 2,841 0.3% 20
1952 67.7% 5,237 31.8% 2,459 0.6% 43
1948 50.0% 3,223 49.3% 3,179 0.7% 46
1944 61.6% 3,998 38.1% 2,471 0.3% 18
1940 61.4% 4,613 37.5% 2,819 1.1% 83
1936 42.6% 3,136 55.3% 4,070 2.1% 154
1932 45.4% 3,157 52.4% 3,641 2.1% 149
1928 71.9% 4,377 26.6% 1,620 1.5% 89
1924 55.6% 3,103 17.0% 946 27.5% 1,532
1920 59.7% 3,123 36.2% 1,893 4.1% 214
1916 33.5% 1,422 63.1% 2,679 3.4% 142
1912 20.2% 664 40.7% 1,338 39.2% 1,289

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Census-designated placesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 189. 
  4. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 16, 2012. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  5. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 

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