Logan County, Arkansas

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Logan County, Arkansas
Map of Arkansas highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of USA AR
Arkansas's location in the U.S.
Founded March 22, 1871
Seat Paris (northern district);
Booneville (southern district)
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

732 sq mi (1,896 km²)
710 sq mi (1,839 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 2.96%
 - (2000)
 - Density

31/sq mi (12/km²)

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 22,486. There are two courthouses, Booneville and Paris. They are dual county seats in Logan County.

History Edit

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, in 1875.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,895 km² (732 sq mi). 1,839 km² (710 sq mi) of it is land and 56 km² (22 sq mi) of it (2.96%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


USA Logan County, Arkansas age pyramid

Age pyramid Logan County[1]

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,486 people, 8,693 households, and 6,302 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 9,942 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). 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 Edit

Notable residents Edit


  1. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  2. ^ a b Reichler, Joseph L., ed (1979) [1969]. The Baseball Encyclopedia (4th edition ed.). New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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