Logan, Ohio

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Logan, Ohio
City
West Main Street in downtown Logan in 2006
West Main Street in downtown Logan in 2006
Location of Logan, Ohio
Location of Logan, Ohio
Detailed map of Logan
Detailed map of Logan
Coordinates: 39°32′24″N 82°24′26″W / 39.54000°N 82.40722°W / 39.54000; -82.40722Coordinates: 39°32′24″N 82°24′26″W / 39.54000°N 82.40722°W / 39.54000; -82.40722
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hocking
Government
 • Mayor Greg Fraunfelter
Area[1]
 • Total 4.93 sq mi (12.77 km2)
 • Land 4.79 sq mi (12.41 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation[2] 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 7,152
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 7,157
 • Density 1,493.1/sq mi (576.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 43138
Area code(s) 740 Exchanges: 380,385,823
FIPS code 39-44632[5]
GNIS feature ID 1042716[2]
Website Official website

Logan is a city in Hocking County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,152 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hocking County.[6] Logan is located in southeast Ohio, on the Hocking River 48 miles southeast of Columbus. The current mayor of Logan is Republican Greg Fraunfelter, who began a four-year term in January 2016.[7]

History[edit]

Logan is the county seat of Hocking County, Ohio. Residents named the town in honor of Chief Logan of the Mingo Indian tribe. He and his band lived in this area at the time of European-American settlement. Ohio Governor Thomas Worthington established the community in 1816.[8]

Logan was incorporated as a city in 1839.[9]

Logan was the first city in the state of Ohio to install a double roundabout. Located at the interchange of State Route 664 and US Route 33, the roundabouts were officially opened to traffic on December 4, 2013.[10]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.93 square miles (12.77 km2), of which 4.79 square miles (12.41 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820100
1850826
18601,48980.3%
18701,82722.7%
18802,66645.9%
18903,11917.0%
19003,48011.6%
19104,85039.4%
19205,49313.3%
19306,08010.7%
19406,1771.6%
19505,972−3.3%
19606,4177.5%
19706,269−2.3%
19806,5574.6%
19906,7252.6%
20006,704−0.3%
20107,1526.7%
Est. 20177,069[11]−1.2%
Sources:[12][13][14][15][16][17][5][18]
Hocking County Courthouse in Logan

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 7,152 people, 2,982 households, and 1,831 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,493.1 inhabitants per square mile (576.5/km2). There were 3,374 housing units at an average density of 704.4 per square mile (272.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 2,982 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 38 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.4% male and 53.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,704 people, 2,790 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,175.2 people per square mile (840.4/km²). There were 2,948 housing units at an average density of 956.5 per square mile (369.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.87% White, 0.57% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.01% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 2,790 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,691, and the median income for a family was $38,143. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $23,738 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,836. About 13.0% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture[edit]

Every year, on Father’s Day weekend, the downtown streets of Logan, Ohio come alive with the celebration of the washboard, as a musical instrument. Logan is the home of the Columbus Washboard Company, the only remaining washboard manufacturing company in the U.S. Washboards continue to be used as instruments of laundry today in some parts of the world and serve decoratively in many homes. The Washboard Music Festival celebrates the washboard's role as the source of "toe-tappin’" rhythm found in jug bands and Dixieland groups throughout the United States.[citation needed]

On the first Saturday of October, Logan High School hosts its annual marching band festival, the Logan Fall Festival of Bands. Bands who accept the invitation to perform at the festival entertain spectators with their halftime routines, some specially choreographed for the festival itself.[citation needed]

During the last week of July, the Insea Sound Shop of Nelsonville, Ohio, holds the annual Diamond Music Festival at the Isaac Walton Clubhouse, situated on the banks of Lake Logan.[citation needed]

Beginning in 2018, the Logan Police Department run a "Live Policing" stream on Facebook with officers streaming live from police cars.[19]

Falls Mill Bridge over Hocking River in Logan
Falls Mill Bridge over Hocking River in Logan

Education[edit]

Logan-Hocking Schools operates five elementary schools, one middle school, and Logan High School.[20]

The Logan-Hocking County District Library, a public lending library, is located in Logan.[21]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Logan
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Tobin, Debra. "Fraunfelter elected as Logan City Mayor". Logan Daily News. Retrieved 2016-06-03.
  8. ^ Ohio Historical Society Ohio History Central, 2005-07-01. Retrieved on 2008-05-23.
  9. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co. 1883. p. 896.
  10. ^ Ohio Department of Transportation information page
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties" (PDF). Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Population: Ohio" (PDF). 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  16. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  19. ^ Morgan, Tara. "Logan police officers going digital to engage with community". WTTE. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  20. ^ "Homepage". Logan-Hocking Schools. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Hours and locations". Logan-Hocking Public Library. Retrieved 25 February 2018.

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