Logan County, Ohio

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Logan County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded Template:AutoLink, Template:AutoLink
Seat Bellefontaine
Largest city Bellefontaine
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

467 sq mi (1,209 km²)
458 sq mi (1,187 km²)
8 sq mi (22 km²), 1.85%
 - (2000)
 - Density

100/sq mi (39/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.co.logan.oh.us
Named for: Benjamin Logan

Logan County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 46,005. The county seat is Bellefontaine.[1] The county is named for Benjamin Logan, who fought Native Americans in the area.[2]

The Bellefontaine Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Logan County.


County history plaque outside Zanesfield.
View from the US 68-US 33 interchange at Bellefontaine, near Campbell Hill.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 467 square miles (1,209 km²).458 square miles (1,187 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (22 km²) of it (1.79%) is water. Template:Convert/LoffAoffDbSon Campbell Hill, the highest point in Ohio, is located northeast of Bellefontaine.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Two U.S. Routes pass through Logan County: U.S. Route 33, which runs from northwest to southeast through the middle of the county, and U.S. Route 68, which runs north-south through the middle of the county. While US 68 is two lanes throughout Logan County, US 33 is two lanes only between the Auglaize County line and Huntsville; from Huntsville to the Union County line, it is a four-lane freeway.

Among state routes, the chief highway is State Route 47, a two-lane highway that runs east-west through the middle of the county. Other state highways in Logan County include State Routes 117, 235, 245, 273, 274, 287, 292, 347, 365, 366, 368, 508, 533, 540, 559, 706, 708, and 720.


The Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine
Logan County
Population by year[3]

2000 46,005
1990 42,310
1980 39,155
1970 35,072
1960 34,803
1950 31,329
1940 29,624
1930 28,981
1920 30,104
1910 30,084
1900 30,420
1890 27,386
1880 26,267
1870 23,028
1860 20,996
1850 19,162
1840 14,015
1830 6,440
1820 3,159

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 46,005 people, 17,956 households, and 12,730 families residing in the county. The population density was 100 people per square mile (39/km²). There were 21,571 housing units at an average density of 47 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.15% White, 1.71% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.8% spoke English, 1.0% German and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 17,956 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,479, and the median income for a family was $47,516. Males had a median income of $37,134 versus $24,739 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,984. About 7.10% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over.



Map of Logan County with municipalities and townships




Unincorporated communities

Notable residents

Historical marker in downtown Bellefontaine marking the site of Blue Jacket's Town


  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 
  2. "Logan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39091&sid=0. Retrieved on 2007-04-28. 
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  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 

External links


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