Logan County, Illinois

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Logan County, Illinois
Logan County Courthouse Illinois.JPG
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded February 15, 1839
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Lincoln
Largest city Lincoln
Area
 • Total 619 sq mi (1,603 km2)
 • Land 618 sq mi (1,601 km2)
 • Water 0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 30,305
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 18th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.logan.il.us

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 30,305.[1] Its county seat is Lincoln.[2]

Logan County comprises the Lincoln, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Established in 1839, Logan County was named after physician and State Representative John Logan, father of Union General John Alexander Logan.[1]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 618 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water.[3]

Climate and weather[edit]

Lincoln, Illinois
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Source: The Weather Channel[4]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Lincoln have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−34 °C) was recorded in December 1914 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.55 inches (39 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112 mm) in May.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 2,634
1850 14,226 440.1%
1860 18,257 28.3%
1870 21,014 15.1%
1880 21,296 1.3%
1890 25,489 19.7%
1900 28,680 12.5%
1910 30,216 5.4%
1920 29,562 −2.2%
1930 28,863 −2.4%
1940 29,438 2.0%
1950 30,671 4.2%
1960 33,656 9.7%
1970 33,538 −0.4%
1980 31,802 −5.2%
1990 30,798 −3.2%
2000 31,183 1.3%
2010 30,305 −2.8%
Est. 2013 29,964 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 census, there were 30,305 people; 12,107 households; and 7,274 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county included the following percentages non-Hispanic: 87.7% White, 7.4% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 5 persons Pacific Islander, 12 persons from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 2.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,070 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households contained individuals who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

14.4% of the population were living in group quarters including 11.4% of the population instituitionalized.[2]

As of the census of 2000, there were 31,183 people, 11,113 households, and 7,579 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 11,872 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.69% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.3% were of German, 17.0% American, 10.9% Irish and 9.9% English ancestry. 97.1% spoke English and 2.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,113 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,389, and the median income for a family was $48,655. Males had a median income of $33,015 versus $23,461 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,953. About 6.20% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Illinois Department of Corrections Logan Correctional Center is located in unincorporated Logan County, near Lincoln.[9]

Communities[edit]

Map of Logan County, Illinois

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Lincoln, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Logan Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 12, 2010. "1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln, Il 62656"
  10. ^ Brian Cook Stats, Bio and Game Logs | NBA.com
  11. ^ Norm Cook NBA & ABA Stats | Basketball-Reference.com
  12. ^ Terry Kinney - IMDb

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Coordinates: 40°08′N 89°22′W / 40.13°N 89.36°W / 40.13; -89.36