Logan County
Logan County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°44′N 103°07′W / 40.73°N 103.11°W / 40.73; -103.11
Country United States
State Colorado
FoundedFebruary 25, 1887
Named forJohn A. Logan
SeatSterling
Largest citySterling
Area
 • Total1,845 sq mi (4,780 km2)
 • Land1,839 sq mi (4,760 km2)
 • Water6.3 sq mi (16 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
21,528
 • Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.loganco.gov

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2020 census, the population was 21,528.[1] The county seat is Sterling.[2] The county was named for General John A. Logan.[3]

Logan County comprises the Sterling, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[4][5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,845 square miles (4,780 km2), of which 1,839 square miles (4,760 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (0.3%) is water.[6]

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Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18903,070
19003,2927.2%
19109,549190.1%
192018,42793.0%
193019,9468.2%
194018,370−7.9%
195017,187−6.4%
196020,30218.1%
197018,852−7.1%
198019,8005.0%
199017,567−11.3%
200020,50416.7%
201022,70910.8%
202021,528−5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[1]

At the 2000 census there were 20,504 people, 7,551 households, and 5,066 families in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km2). There were 8,424 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 91.65% White, 2.05% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 3.77% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 11.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] Of the 7,551 households 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 28.50% of households were one person and 12.40% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

The age distribution was 24.70% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 112.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.60 males.

The median household income was $32,724 and the median family income was $42,241. Males had a median income of $28,155 versus $21,110 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,721. About 9.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 10.90% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Logan County is strongly Republican in presidential elections. Since 1888, the county has failed to back the Republican candidate in only six presidential elections, most recently in 1964 in the midst of Lyndon B. Johnson's national landslide victory.

United States presidential election results for Logan County, Colorado[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,087 76.79% 2,218 21.06% 227 2.16%
2016 7,282 74.90% 1,851 19.04% 589 6.06%
2012 6,179 67.72% 2,712 29.72% 233 2.55%
2008 6,002 66.86% 2,846 31.70% 129 1.44%
2004 6,168 70.36% 2,491 28.42% 107 1.22%
2000 5,531 68.32% 2,296 28.36% 269 3.32%
1996 4,032 53.15% 2,765 36.45% 789 10.40%
1992 3,420 40.98% 2,718 32.57% 2,207 26.45%
1988 4,485 56.24% 3,382 42.41% 108 1.35%
1984 5,883 72.33% 2,155 26.50% 95 1.17%
1980 5,238 63.16% 2,332 28.12% 723 8.72%
1976 4,256 53.32% 3,543 44.39% 183 2.29%
1972 5,352 67.27% 2,426 30.49% 178 2.24%
1968 4,323 56.95% 2,521 33.21% 747 9.84%
1964 3,497 45.23% 4,222 54.61% 12 0.16%
1960 5,002 59.97% 3,334 39.97% 5 0.06%
1956 5,199 64.50% 2,841 35.25% 20 0.25%
1952 5,237 67.67% 2,459 31.77% 43 0.56%
1948 3,223 49.98% 3,179 49.30% 46 0.71%
1944 3,998 61.63% 2,471 38.09% 18 0.28%
1940 4,613 61.38% 2,819 37.51% 83 1.10%
1936 3,136 42.61% 4,070 55.30% 154 2.09%
1932 3,157 45.44% 3,641 52.41% 149 2.14%
1928 4,377 71.92% 1,620 26.62% 89 1.46%
1924 3,103 55.60% 946 16.95% 1,532 27.45%
1920 3,123 59.71% 1,893 36.20% 214 4.09%
1916 1,422 33.51% 2,679 63.14% 142 3.35%
1912 664 20.18% 1,338 40.66% 1,289 39.17%


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See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 189.
  4. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. December 1, 2009. Archived (PDF) from the original on January 21, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2012 – via National Archives.
  5. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 26, 2017.

Coordinates: 40°44′N 103°07′W / 40.73°N 103.11°W / 40.73; -103.11