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Logan County, Ohio
Bellefontaine-ohio-courthouse-fountain.jpg
Logan County Courthouse
Flag of Logan County, Ohio
Flag
Seal of Logan County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1818[1]
Named for Benjamin Logan
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
 - (2020)
 - Density

46,150
auto/sq mi (Expression error: Unrecognized word "auto"./km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.co.logan.oh.us

Logan County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 46,150.[2] The county seat is Bellefontaine.[3] The county is named for Benjamin Logan, who fought Native Americans in the area.[4]

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

Geography[]

County history plaque outside Zanesfield

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.[5] 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%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2020 [10]

2000 census[]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 17,956 households, and 12,730 families living 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 living in the county.[12] 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).[13] 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.[12] In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 13.5% were Irish, 11.5% were American, and 9.1% were English.[14]

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.[12]

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.[15]

Politics[]

Logan County is a strongly Republican county, having only backed Democratic Party presidential candidates twice from 1856 onward in 1912 and 1964.

United States presidential election results for Logan County, Ohio[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 17,964 76.74% 5,055 21.59% 390 1.67%
2016 15,957 73.49% 4,647 21.40% 1,108 5.10%
2012 13,633 64.31% 7,062 33.31% 504 2.38%
2008 13,848 62.15% 7,936 35.61% 499 2.24%
2004 14,471 67.63% 6,825 31.90% 102 0.48%
2000 11,849 64.20% 5,945 32.21% 661 3.58%
1996 8,325 48.56% 6,397 37.31% 2,423 14.13%
1992 9,364 49.84% 4,889 26.02% 4,534 24.13%
1988 11,099 70.71% 4,484 28.57% 114 0.73%
1984 12,230 76.54% 3,645 22.81% 104 0.65%
1980 9,727 64.87% 4,319 28.80% 948 6.32%
1976 9,092 59.03% 5,949 38.62% 361 2.34%
1972 10,938 71.12% 3,786 24.62% 656 4.27%
1968 8,362 56.12% 4,889 32.81% 1,648 11.06%
1964 6,683 44.06% 8,484 55.94% 0 0.00%
1960 11,311 68.18% 5,279 31.82% 0 0.00%
1956 11,229 72.66% 4,226 27.34% 0 0.00%
1952 11,084 69.81% 4,793 30.19% 0 0.00%
1948 8,118 61.01% 5,149 38.70% 38 0.29%
1944 9,882 66.65% 4,944 33.35% 0 0.00%
1940 9,861 60.83% 6,351 39.17% 0 0.00%
1936 8,363 52.58% 7,353 46.23% 189 1.19%
1932 7,469 52.04% 6,678 46.53% 205 1.43%
1928 9,602 76.63% 2,858 22.81% 71 0.57%
1924 7,186 61.03% 3,176 26.97% 1,412 11.99%
1920 8,521 63.21% 4,904 36.38% 56 0.42%
1916 4,345 54.80% 3,483 43.93% 101 1.27%
1912 1,977 27.07% 2,727 37.34% 2,600 35.60%
1908 4,756 58.44% 3,186 39.15% 196 2.41%
1904 4,994 69.21% 1,939 26.87% 283 3.92%
1900 4,806 60.38% 2,951 37.08% 202 2.54%
1896 4,722 59.56% 3,125 39.42% 81 1.02%
1892 3,796 57.85% 2,332 35.54% 434 6.61%
1888 4,115 59.34% 2,533 36.52% 287 4.14%
1884 3,998 58.83% 2,625 38.63% 173 2.55%
1880 3,739 59.16% 2,468 39.05% 113 1.79%
1876 3,259 57.98% 2,286 40.67% 76 1.35%
1872 2,795 58.74% 1,955 41.09% 8 0.17%
1868 2,778 61.08% 1,770 38.92% 0 0.00%
1864 2,637 61.86% 1,626 38.14% 0 0.00%
1860 2,415 59.28% 1,542 37.85% 117 2.87%
1856 2,093 56.75% 1,328 36.01% 267 7.24%



Government[]

Commissioners: John F. Bayliss (R), Dustin A. Wickersham (R), Anthony E. Core (R)

Auditor: Jack Reser (R)

Clerk of Courts: Barb McDonald (R) [17]

Recorder: Pat Myers (R) (Appointed July 2, 2013) [17]

Treasurer: Rhonda Stafford (R)

Prosecuting Attorney: Eric Stewart (R)

Sheriff: Randall J. Dodds (R)

Engineer: Scott Coleman (R)

Coroner: Michael E. Failor D.O. (R)

Judge Court of Common Pleas: William T. Goslee (R)

Judge Court of Common Pleas Probate/Juvenile Division: Kim Kellogg-Martin (R)

Judge Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations-Juv.-Probate Division: Dan W. Bratka (R)

Judge Municipal Court: Ann E. Beck (D)

Communities[]

Map of Logan County with municipalities and townships

City[]

Villages[]

  • Belle Center
  • De Graff
  • Huntsville
  • Lakeview
  • Quincy
  • Ridgeway
  • Rushsylvania
  • Russells Point
  • Valley Hi
  • West Liberty
  • West Mansfield
  • Zanesfield

Townships[]

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

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[]

  • Chippewa Park
  • East Liberty
  • Lewistown

Unincorporated communities[]

  • Big Springs
  • Bloom Center
  • Cherokee
  • Flatwoods
  • Gretna
  • Harper
  • Horton
  • Logansville
  • McKees Town
  • Middleburg
  • New Jerusalem
  • New Richland
  • North Greenfield
  • Northwood
  • Orchard Island
  • Pickrelltown
  • Santa Fe
  • Walnut Grove
  • White Town

Notable people[]

Historical marker in downtown Bellefontaine marking the site of Blue Jacket's Town

  • George Bartholomew - inventor of concrete pavement
  • Blue Jacket (Weyapiersenwah) - Shawnee chief
  • Bethany Dillon - singer; nominee for 2004 Gospel Music Association New Artist of the Year award
  • Allan W. Eckert - author
  • Jim Flora - artist
  • Melville J. Herskovits - anthropologist
  • Kin Hubbard - cartoonist and journalist
  • Samuel Johnston - professional wrestler
  • Edward D. Jones - investment banker
  • Austin Eldon Knowlton - architect
  • William Lawrence - Republican politician involved with the attempt to impeach Andrew Johnson, creating the United States Department of Justice, helping to create the American Red Cross, and ratifying the Geneva Convention
  • The Mills Brothers - entertainers
  • Raymond Stanton Patton (1882–1937), rear admiral and first flag officer of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey Corps and second Director of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (1929-1937)
  • Norman Vincent Peale - minister and author

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Logan County, Ohio

References[]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Logan County". Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Logan.pdf. 
  2. ^ 2020 census
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 189. https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_9V1IAAAAMAAJ. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  10. ^ 2020 census
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39091. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39091. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39091. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39091. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  17. ^ a b "Error: no |title= specified when using {{Cite web}}". http://www.electionsonthe.net/oh/logan/electoff/county.pdf. 

External links[]

Template:NRHP in Logan County, Ohio

Coordinates: 40°23′N 83°46′W / 40.39, -83.77

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