Logan County, Colorado

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Logan County
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Logan County Courthouse
Map of Colorado highlighting Logan County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Colorado
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Colorado's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°44′N103°07′W / 40.73°N 103.11°W / 40.73; -103.11
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Colorado.svg  Colorado
FoundedFebruary 25, 1887
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Sterling
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 
(2019)
22,409
  Density12/sq mi (5/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 4th
Website www.loganco.gov

Logan County is a county located 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]

Contents

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
CensusPop.
1890 3,070
1900 3,2927.2%
1910 9,549190.1%
1920 18,42793.0%
1930 19,9468.2%
1940 18,370−7.9%
1950 17,187−6.4%
1960 20,30218.1%
1970 18,852−7.1%
1980 19,8005.0%
1990 17,567−11.3%
2000 20,50416.7%
2010 22,70910.8%
2019 (est.)22,409 [7] −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2015 [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. [12] 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.

Presidential election results
Logan County vote
by party in presidential elections
[13]
Year Republican Democratic Others
2020 76.8%8,08721.1% 2,2182.2% 227
2016 74.9%7,28219.0% 1,8516.1% 589
2012 67.7%6,17929.7% 2,7122.6% 233
2008 66.9%6,00231.7% 2,8461.4% 129
2004 70.4%6,16828.4% 2,4911.2% 107
2000 68.3%5,53128.4% 2,2963.3% 269
1996 53.2%4,03236.5% 2,76510.4% 789
1992 41.0%3,42032.6% 2,71826.5% 2,207
1988 56.2%4,48542.4% 3,3821.4% 108
1984 72.3%5,88326.5% 2,1551.2% 95
1980 63.2%5,23828.1% 2,3328.7% 723
1976 53.3%4,25644.4% 3,5432.3% 183
1972 67.3%5,35230.5% 2,4262.2% 178
1968 57.0%4,32333.2% 2,5219.8% 747
1964 45.2% 3,49754.6%4,2220.2% 12
1960 60.0%5,00240.0% 3,3340.1% 5
1956 64.5%5,19935.3% 2,8410.3% 20
1952 67.7%5,23731.8% 2,4590.6% 43
1948 50.0%3,22349.3% 3,1790.7% 46
1944 61.6%3,99838.1% 2,4710.3% 18
1940 61.4%4,61337.5% 2,8191.1% 83
1936 42.6% 3,13655.3%4,0702.1% 154
1932 45.4% 3,15752.4%3,6412.1% 149
1928 71.9%4,37726.6% 1,6201.5% 89
1924 55.6%3,10317.0% 94627.5% 1,532
1920 59.7%3,12336.2% 1,8934.1% 214
1916 33.5% 1,42263.1%2,6793.4% 142
1912 20.2% 66440.7%1,33839.2% 1,289

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See also

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References

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Coordinates: 40°44′N103°07′W / 40.73°N 103.11°W / 40.73; -103.11