Logan County
Winter view of downtown Napoleon, North Dakota.
Winter view of downtown Napoleon, North Dakota.
Map of North Dakota highlighting Logan County
Location within the U.S. state of North Dakota
Map of the United States highlighting North Dakota
North Dakota's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 46°27′N 99°29′W / 46.45°N 99.48°W / 46.45; -99.48
Country United States
State North Dakota
FoundedJanuary 4, 1873 (created)
September 1, 1884 (organized)
Named forJohn A. Logan
SeatNapoleon
Largest cityNapoleon
Area
 • Total1,011 sq mi (2,620 km2)
 • Land993 sq mi (2,570 km2)
 • Water18 sq mi (50 km2)  1.8%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,876
 • Estimate 
(2021)
1,883
 • Density1.9/sq mi (0.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districtAt-large
Websitelogancountynd.com

Logan County is a county in the U.S. state of North Dakota. As of the 2020 census, the population was 1,876.[1] Its county seat is Napoleon.[2]

History

The Dakota Territory legislature created the county on January 4, 1873. It was named for John A. Logan (1826-1886), a Civil War general and United States Senator from Illinois.[3] The county government was not organized at that time, but the county was not attached to another county for administrative or judicial purposes. The county government organization was effected on September 1, 1884.

The county's boundaries were altered in 1883. They have remained in the present configuration since that time.[4] Napoleon was the county seat from 1884 to 1899. King became the county seat briefly in 1899 before Napoleon once again was given that title.[5]

Geography

The Logan County terrain consists of rolling hills, dotted with lakes and ponds. The area is largely devoted to agriculture.[6] The terrain slopes to the east, with its highest point near its southwestern corner at 2,133' (650m) ASL.[7] The county has a total area of 1,011 square miles (2,620 km2), of which 933 square miles (2,420 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (2.0%) is water.[8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

Protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890597
19001,625172.2%
19106,168279.6%
19207,72325.2%
19308,0894.7%
19407,561−6.5%
19506,357−15.9%
19605,369−15.5%
19704,245−20.9%
19803,493−17.7%
19902,847−18.5%
20002,308−18.9%
20101,990−13.8%
20201,876−5.7%
2021 (est.)1,8830.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2020[1]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census, there were 2,308 people, 963 households, and 659 families in the county. The population density was 2/sqmi (1/km2). There were 1,193 housing units at an average density of 1.20/sqmi (0.46/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.18% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 75.0% were of German, 7.0% Norwegian and 5.6% American ancestry.

There were 963 households, out of which 25.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.10% were married couples living together, 3.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.50% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

The county population contained 22.60% under the age of 18, 3.60% from 18 to 24, 21.80% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 27.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,986, and the median income for a family was $33,125. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $18,269 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,947. About 12.60% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 18.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 1,990 people, 843 households, and 562 families in the county.[13] The population density was 2.0 inhabitants per square mile (0.77/km2). There were 1,144 housing units at an average density of 1.2 per square mile (0.46/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 98.4% white, 0.5% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% black or African American, 0.1% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 76.0% were German, 16.2% were Russian, 9.9% were Norwegian, and 6.3% were American.[15] The county has the highest share of Russian-Americans out of any county in the United States.

Of the 843 households, 21.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families, and 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 49.8 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,741 and the median income for a family was $52,262. Males had a median income of $34,451 versus $22,284 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,654. About 8.3% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 18.9% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Communities

Cities

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Unorganized territories

Defunct townships

Politics

Logan County voters have traditionally voted Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

United States presidential election results for Logan County, North Dakota[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 930 86.43% 128 11.90% 18 1.67%
2016 888 83.22% 114 10.68% 65 6.09%
2012 810 75.49% 232 21.62% 31 2.89%
2008 726 68.68% 299 28.29% 32 3.03%
2004 844 74.69% 265 23.45% 21 1.86%
2000 812 70.92% 223 19.48% 110 9.61%
1996 705 53.09% 360 27.11% 263 19.80%
1992 703 47.31% 383 25.77% 400 26.92%
1988 1,111 66.49% 540 32.32% 20 1.20%
1984 1,222 72.91% 401 23.93% 53 3.16%
1980 1,474 79.03% 283 15.17% 108 5.79%
1976 944 50.32% 809 43.12% 123 6.56%
1972 1,408 69.33% 554 27.28% 69 3.40%
1968 1,416 70.45% 459 22.84% 135 6.72%
1964 1,187 55.44% 951 44.42% 3 0.14%
1960 1,601 64.07% 898 35.93% 0 0.00%
1956 1,807 76.63% 547 23.20% 4 0.17%
1952 2,165 85.10% 369 14.50% 10 0.39%
1948 1,585 71.46% 557 25.11% 76 3.43%
1944 1,904 86.47% 294 13.35% 4 0.18%
1940 2,572 83.59% 498 16.18% 7 0.23%
1936 984 34.36% 1,292 45.11% 588 20.53%
1932 390 14.09% 2,350 84.93% 27 0.98%
1928 1,013 43.64% 1,293 55.71% 15 0.65%
1924 787 43.34% 29 1.60% 1,000 55.07%
1920 1,590 89.68% 154 8.69% 29 1.64%
1916 567 64.14% 260 29.41% 57 6.45%
1912 269 39.91% 146 21.66% 259 38.43%
1908 711 81.44% 143 16.38% 19 2.18%
1904 454 92.84% 31 6.34% 4 0.82%
1900 231 86.52% 35 13.11% 1 0.37%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Logan County, North Dakota". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 27, 2022.
  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. US Government Printing Office. p. 189.
  4. ^ "Dakota Territory, South Dakota, and North Dakota: Individual County Chronologies". Dakota Territory Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  5. ^ "County History". Official Portal for North Dakota State Government. Archived from the original on February 2, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d Logan County ND Google Maps (accessed February 23, 2019)
  7. ^ ""Find an Altitude/Logan County ND" Google Maps (accessed February 23, 2019)". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  9. ^ "United States Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (April 20, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  13. ^ a b c "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  15. ^ "Selected Social Characteristics in the US – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  16. ^ "Selected Economic Characteristics – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  17. ^ Merged with West Logan UT
  18. ^ "1990 Census of Population and Housing: North Dakota" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 1992. p. III-2. Retrieved September 11, 2008.
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Atlas of US Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 12, 2018.

Coordinates: 46°27′N 99°29′W / 46.45°N 99.48°W / 46.45; -99.48