Logan County, Ohio
|Logan County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1818|
|Named for||Benjamin Logan|
466.77 sq mi (1,209 km²)
458.43 sq mi (1,187 km²)
8.34 sq mi (22 km²), 1.79%
100.0/sq mi (39/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Logan County is a county in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 45,858, which is a decrease of 0.3% from 46,005 in 2000. The county seat is Bellefontaine. The county is named for Benjamin Logan, who fought Native Americans in the area.
The Bellefontaine Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Logan County.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 466.77 square miles (1,208.9 km2), of which 458.43 square miles (1,187.3 km2) (or 98.21%) is land and 8.34 square miles (21.6 km2) (or 1.79%) is water. Campbell Hill, the highest natural point in Ohio at 1,549 feet (472 m), is located northeast of Bellefontaine.
- Hardin County (north)
- Union County (east)
- Champaign County (south)
- Shelby County (west)
- Auglaize County (northwest)
- U.S. Route 33
- U.S. Route 68
- State Route 47
- State Route 117
- State Route 235
- State Route 245
- State Route 273
- State Route 274
- State Route 287
- State Route 292
- State Route 347
- State Route 365
- State Route 366
- State Route 368
- State Route 508
- State Route 533
- State Route 540
- State Route 559
- State Route 706
- State Route 708
- State Route 720
As of the census of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 17,956 households, and 12,730 families residing 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.
Commissioners: John F. Bayliss (R), Dusin A. Wickersham (R), Anthony E. Core (R)
Auditor: Michael E. Yoder (R) (Appointed 4/16/2012)
Clerk of Courts: Dottie Tuttle (R)
Recorder: Linda Hanson
Treasurer: Dara J. Wren
Prosecuting Attorney: William T. Goslee (R) (Appointed 8/16/2011)
Sheriff: Andrew J. Smith (R)
Engineer: Scott Coleman (R)
Coroner: Michael E. Failor D.O. (R)
Judge Court of Common Pleas: Mark S. O'Connor (R)
Judge Court of Common Pleas Probate/Juvenile Division: Michael L. Brady (R)
Judge Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations-Juv.-Probate Division: C. Douglas Chamberlain (R)
Judge Municipal Court: Ann E. Beck (D)
- George Bartholomew - inventor
- 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
- 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
- Norman Vincent Peale - minister and author
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- "Logan County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Logan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Auglaize County||Hardin County|
|Shelby County||Union County|