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Logan County, Colorado

Logan County, Colorado
Logan County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 25, 1887
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Sterling
Largest city Sterling
Area
 • Total 1,845 sq mi (4,779 km2)
 • Land 1,839 sq mi (4,763 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2014) 22,524
 • Density 12/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .gov.logancowww

Logan County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,709.[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]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • State protected area 1.2
    • Trails and byways 1.3
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

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]

Adjacent counties

State protected area

Trails and byways

Demographics

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 20,504 people, 7,551 households, and 5,066 families residing 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.

There were 7,551 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the county was $32,724, and the median income for a family 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.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  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).  
  5. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Logan County Government website
  • Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
  • Colorado Historical Society

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