Logan County, Arkansas

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Logan County, Arkansas
Logan County Courthouse (east), Paris, AR 002.jpg
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 22, 1871
Named for James Logan
Seat Paris (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
Largest city Booneville
Area
 • Total 731.50 sq mi (1,895 km2)
 • Land 709.87 sq mi (1,839 km2)
 • Water 21.63 sq mi (56 km2), 2.96%
Population
 • (2010) 22,353
 • Density 31/sq mi (12.15/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Logan County (formerly Sarber County) is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 22,353. There are two county seats: Booneville and Paris.[1]

History[edit]

The Arkansas General Assembly defined the state's 64th county on March 22, 1871, and named it Sarber County for John N. Sarber, the Republican state senator from Yell County who had introduced the resolution. The senator was viewed as a carpetbagger, and after the Reconstruction Era state government was replaced the county was renamed for James Logan, an early settler in the area, on December 14, 1875.[2]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 731.50 square miles (1,894.6 km2), of which 709.87 square miles (1,838.6 km2) (or 97.04%) is land and 21.63 square miles (56.0 km2) (or 2.96%) is water.[3] The highest natural point in Arkansas, Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet (839 m), is located in Logan County.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 14,885
1890 20,774 39.6%
1900 20,563 −1.0%
1910 26,350 28.1%
1920 25,866 −1.8%
1930 24,110 −6.8%
1940 25,967 7.7%
1950 20,260 −22.0%
1960 15,957 −21.2%
1970 16,789 5.2%
1980 20,144 20.0%
1990 20,557 2.1%
2000 22,486 9.4%
2010 22,353 −0.6%
Est. 2012 21,983 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[5]
Age pyramid Logan County[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 22,486 people, 8,693 households, and 6,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,942 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.46% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,693 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% 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 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,344, and the median income for a family was $33,732. Males had a median income of $24,472 versus $18,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,527. About 11.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Census designated place[edit]

Townships[edit]

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Logan County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.[8][9]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ Acts, Resolutions and Memorials of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas (Session from November 1 to December 15, 1875 ed.). Little Rock, AK: P.A. Ladue. 1876. pp. 129–131. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
  3. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved July 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ US Census Bureau. 2011 Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS): Logan County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/bas/bas11/st05_ar/cou/c05083_logan/BAS11C20508300000_000.pdf. Retrieved 20110824.
  9. ^ http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/DC10_GUBlkMap/cousub/dc10blk_st05_cousub.html#L
  10. ^ a b Reichler, Joseph L., ed. (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th edition ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

Coordinates: 35°13′29″N 93°44′26″W / 35.22472°N 93.74056°W / 35.22472; -93.74056