Logan County, Arkansas

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Logan County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 22, 1871
SeatParis (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

731.50 sq mi (1,895 km²)
709.87 sq mi (1,839 km²)
21.63 sq mi (56 km²), 2.96%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

22,353
31/sq mi (12.15/km²)
 
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Logan County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 22, 1871
SeatParis (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

731.50 sq mi (1,895 km²)
709.87 sq mi (1,839 km²)
21.63 sq mi (56 km²), 2.96%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

22,353
31/sq mi (12.15/km²)

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 22,353. There are two county seats: Booneville and Paris.[1]

Contents

History

The Arkansas General Assembly defined the state's 64th county on March 22, 1871, and named it Sarber County for John N. Sarber, the Republican state senator from Yell County who had introduced the resolution. The senator was viewed as a carpetbagger, and after the Reconstruction Era state government was replaced the county was renamed for James Logan, an early settler in the area, on December 14, 1875.[2]

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 731.50 square miles (1,894.6 km2), of which 709.87 square miles (1,838.6 km2) (or 97.04%) is land and 21.63 square miles (56.0 km2) (or 2.96%) is water.[3] The highest natural point in Arkansas, Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet (839 m), is located in Logan County.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
CensusPop.
188014,885
189020,77439.6%
190020,563−1.0%
191026,35028.1%
192025,866−1.8%
193024,110−6.8%
194025,9677.7%
195020,260−22.0%
196015,957−21.2%
197016,7895.2%
198020,14420.0%
199020,5572.1%
200022,4869.4%
201022,353−0.6%
[4][5][6]
Age pyramid Logan County[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 22,486 people, 8,693 households, and 6,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 people per square mile (12/km²). There were 9,942 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.46% White, 1.05% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 1.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,693 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.50% 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 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,344, and the median income for a family was $33,732. Males had a median income of $24,472 versus $18,681 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,527. About 11.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.20% of those under age 18 and 19.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Unincorporated communities

Census designated place

Townships

Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas and some may have incorporated towns or cities within part of their space. Townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the US Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (often referred to as "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps. The townships of Logan County are listed below with the town(s) and/or city that are fully or partially inside them listed in parentheses.[9][10]

Notable residents

See also

References

Coordinates: 35°13′29″N 93°44′26″W / 35.22472°N 93.74056°W / 35.22472; -93.74056