Logan County, Ohio

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Logan County, Ohio
Bellefontaine-ohio-courthouse-fountain.jpg
Seal of Logan County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States 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 466.77 sq mi (1,209 km2)
 • Land 458.43 sq mi (1,187 km2)
 • Water 8.34 sq mi (22 km2), 1.79%
Population
 • (2010) 45,858
 • Density 100.0/sq mi (39/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.logan.oh.us

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 45,858, which is a decrease of 0.3% from 46,005 in 2000.[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[edit]

County history plaque outside Zanesfield
View from the US 68-US 33 interchange at Bellefontaine, near Campbell Hill

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.[5] Campbell Hill, the highest natural point in Ohio at 1,549 feet (472 m), is located northeast of Bellefontaine.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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%
Est. 2012 45,474 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] 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.

Government[edit]

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 (D)

Judge Court of Common Pleas Probate/Juvenile Division: Michael L. Brady (R)

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

Judge Municipal Court: Ann E. Beck (D)

Communities[edit]

Map of Logan County with municipalities and townships

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Logan County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Logan County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Logan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

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