Logan County
Logan County Courthouse
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Illinois highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°08′N 89°22′W / 40.13°N 89.36°W / 40.13; -89.36
Country United States
State Illinois
FoundedFebruary 15, 1839
Named forJohn A. Logan
SeatLincoln
Largest cityLincoln
Area
 • Total619 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Land618 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.1%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total30,305
 • Estimate 
(2018)
28,925
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district18th
Websitewww.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

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

Geography

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

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Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel[4]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Lincoln have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9.4 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−33.9 °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 (39.4 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112.3 mm) in May.[4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,634
185014,226440.1%
186018,25728.3%
187021,01415.1%
188021,2961.3%
189025,48919.7%
190028,68012.5%
191030,2165.4%
192029,562−2.2%
193028,863−2.4%
194029,4382.0%
195030,6714.2%
196033,6569.7%
197033,538−0.4%
198031,802−5.2%
199030,798−3.2%
200031,1831.3%
201030,305−2.8%
2018 (est.)28,925[5]−4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

According to the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,305 people, 11,070 households, and 7,274 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 49.0 inhabitants per square mile (18.9/km2). There were 12,107 housing units at an average density of 19.6 per square mile (7.6/km2).[3] The racial makeup of the county was 89.1% white, 7.5% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.9% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 17.4% were American, 13.1% were Irish, and 10.8% were English.[11]

Of the 11,070 households, 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, 34.3% were non-families, and 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 39.4 years.[10] 14.4% of the population were living in group quarters including 11.4% of the population institutionalized.[2]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,999 and the median income for a family was $63,245. Males had a median income of $43,940 versus $31,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,063. About 6.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.[12]

Communities

Map of Logan County, Illinois
Map of Logan County, Illinois

Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Government and infrastructure

Logan County courthouse in Lincoln, Illinois, circa 1901-1907
Logan County courthouse in Lincoln, Illinois, circa 1901-1907

The Illinois Department of Corrections Logan Correctional Center is located in unincorporated Logan County, near Lincoln.[13]

Politics

In the period following the Civil, War Logan was a swing county, following the popular vote winner in every election up to 1936 except those of 1900 and 1916. Since 1940, when its isolationist sentiment drove voters to Wendell Willkie, Logan has become a strongly Republican county. No Democratic presidential candidate has won Logan County since Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide over Barry Goldwater. In fact, apart from Johnson, Barack Obama in 2008 is the solitary Democrat to reach forty percent in the past nineteen elections.

United States presidential election results for Logan County, Illinois[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,136 68.55% 3,840 28.81% 351 2.63%
2016 8,181 65.97% 3,313 26.72% 907 7.31%
2012 7,844 64.89% 3,978 32.91% 266 2.20%
2008 7,429 57.41% 5,250 40.57% 262 2.02%
2004 9,112 67.66% 4,273 31.73% 82 0.61%
2000 8,141 62.31% 4,600 35.21% 324 2.48%
1996 6,518 52.80% 4,618 37.41% 1,209 9.79%
1992 6,567 46.26% 5,169 36.41% 2,459 17.32%
1988 8,490 63.90% 4,727 35.58% 69 0.52%
1984 9,932 70.71% 4,052 28.85% 62 0.44%
1980 9,681 67.39% 3,916 27.26% 769 5.35%
1976 8,623 59.94% 5,686 39.52% 77 0.54%
1972 10,277 69.95% 4,395 29.91% 20 0.14%
1968 8,638 60.45% 4,552 31.86% 1,099 7.69%
1964 6,805 46.88% 7,712 53.12% 0 0.00%
1960 9,383 62.18% 5,691 37.71% 16 0.11%
1956 9,589 66.61% 4,793 33.29% 14 0.10%
1952 9,162 64.39% 5,048 35.48% 19 0.13%
1948 7,431 60.36% 4,832 39.25% 49 0.40%
1944 7,955 61.90% 4,868 37.88% 29 0.23%
1940 8,929 56.78% 6,753 42.94% 43 0.27%
1936 7,019 46.52% 7,886 52.27% 182 1.21%
1932 5,850 41.44% 8,119 57.52% 147 1.04%
1928 7,631 59.97% 5,019 39.44% 75 0.59%
1924 7,063 57.16% 3,708 30.01% 1,585 12.83%
1920 6,957 64.79% 3,232 30.10% 549 5.11%
1916 5,933 48.26% 5,726 46.58% 635 5.17%
1912 1,397 20.85% 3,229 48.19% 2,075 30.97%
1908 3,451 47.44% 3,546 48.74% 278 3.82%
1904 3,626 51.24% 3,005 42.47% 445 6.29%
1900 3,501 47.73% 3,672 50.06% 162 2.21%
1896 3,430 49.30% 3,389 48.71% 138 1.98%
1892 2,619 42.54% 3,150 51.17% 387 6.29%


Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Lincoln, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  11. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  12. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  13. ^ "Logan Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 12, 2010. "1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln, Il 62656"
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Brian Cook Stats, Bio and Game Logs | NBA.com
  16. ^ Norm Cook NBA & ABA Stats | Basketball-Reference.com
  17. ^ Genealogy Trails-Klamath Oregon, Oregon
  18. ^ Terry Kinney - IMDb

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