Logan County, Illinois

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Logan County, Illinois
Map of Illinois highlighting Logan County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of USA IL
Illinois's location in the U.S.
Founded 1839
Seat Lincoln
Largest city Lincoln
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

619.01 sq mi (1,603 km²)
618.14 sq mi (1,601 km²)
0.87 sq mi (2 km²), 0.14%
 - (2000)
 - Density

50/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 31,183. Its county seat is Lincoln, Illinois[1].

The Lincoln Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Logan County.


According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 619.01 square miles (1,603.2 km2), of which 618.14 square miles (1,601.0 km2) (or 99.86%) is land and 0.87 square miles (2.3 km2) (or 0.14%) is water.[2]

Major highwaysEdit


Aetna, Atlanta, Broadwell, Chester, Corwin, East Lincoln, Elkhart, Eminence, Hurlbut, Lake Fort, Mt. Pulaski, Oran, Orvil, Prairie Creek, Sheridan, West Lincoln

Adjacent countiesEdit

History Edit

Established in 1839, Logan County was named after physician and State Representative John Logan, father of Union General John Alexander Logan.[1]


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1900 28,680
1910 30,216 5.4%
1920 29,562 −2.2%
1930 28,863 −2.4%
1940 29,438 2.0%
1950 30,671 4.2%
1960 33,656 9.7%
1970 33,538 −0.4%
1980 31,802 −5.2%
1990 30,798 −3.2%
2000 31,183 1.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 31,183 people, 11,113 households, and 7,579 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 people per square mile (19/km²). There were 11,872 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.69% White, 6.56% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.3% were of German, 17.0% American, 10.9% Irish and 9.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.1% spoke English and 2.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 11,113 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.30% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 21.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,389, and the median income for a family was $48,655. Males had a median income of $33,015 versus $23,461 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,953. About 6.20% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructureEdit

The Illinois Department of Corrections Logan Correctional Center is located in unincorporated Logan County, near Lincoln.[4]

Cities and towns Edit

Map of Logan County Illinois With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Logan County, Illinois.

Climate and weather Edit

Climate chart for Lincoln, Illinois
temperatures in °Cprecipitation totals in mm
source: The Weather Channel[5]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Lincoln have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9 °C) in January to a high of 86 °F (30 °C) in July, although a record low of −29 °F (−33.9 °C) was recorded in December 1914 and a record high of 113 °F (45 °C) was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.55 inches (39 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112 mm) in May.[5]

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Logan Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 12, 2010. "1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln, Il 62656"
  5. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Lincoln, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°08′N 89°22′W / 40.13, -89.36

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