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Logan County, Illinois
Lincoln Illinois Courthouse.jpg
Map of Illinois highlighting Logan County
Location in the U.S. state of Illinois
Map of the United States highlighting Illinois
Illinois's location in the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 15, 1839
Named for John A. Logan
Seat Lincoln
Largest cityLincoln
Area
 • Total619 sq mi (1,603 km2)
 • Land618 sq mi (1,601 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • ( 2010)30,305
 • Density49/sq mi (19/km2)
Congressional district 18th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.logan.il.us

Logan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 30,305. [1] Its county seat is Lincoln. [2]

Logan County comprises the Lincoln, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Springfield- Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area.

History

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

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 618 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.1%) is water. [3]

Climate and weather

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Precipitation totals in inches
Source: The Weather Channel [4]

In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Lincoln have ranged from a low of 15 °F (−9.4 °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 (39.4 mm) in February to 4.42 inches (112.3 mm) in May. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,634
185014,226440.1%
186018,25728.3%
187021,01415.1%
188021,2961.3%
189025,48919.7%
190028,68012.5%
191030,2165.4%
192029,562−2.2%
193028,863−2.4%
194029,4382.0%
195030,6714.2%
196033,6569.7%
197033,538−0.4%
198031,802−5.2%
199030,798−3.2%
200031,1831.3%
201030,305−2.8%
Est. 201629,527 [5]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

The 2010 census reports there were 30,305 people; 12,107 households; and 7,274 families residing in the county. The population density was 49 people per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county included the following percentages non-Hispanic: 87.7% White, 7.4% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 5 persons Pacific Islander, 12 persons from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 2.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,070 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households contained individuals who were 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85.

14.4% of the population were living in group quarters including 11.4% of the population instituitionalized. [2]

According to the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,305 people, 11,070 households, and 7,274 families residing in the county. [10] The population density was 49.0 inhabitants per square mile (18.9/km2). There were 12,107 housing units at an average density of 19.6 per square mile (7.6/km2). [3] The racial makeup of the county was 89.1% white, 7.5% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.9% of the population. [10] In terms of ancestry, 30.9% were German, 17.4% were American, 13.1% were Irish, and 10.8% were English. [11]

Of the 11,070 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.3% were non-families, and 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 39.4 years. [10]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,999 and the median income for a family was $63,245. Males had a median income of $43,940 versus $31,783 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,063. About 6.8% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.1% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. [12]

Communities

Map of Logan County, Illinois

Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Government and infrastructure

Logan County courthouse in Lincoln, Illinois, circa 1901-1907

The Illinois Department of Corrections Logan Correctional Center is located in unincorporated Logan County, near Lincoln. [13]

Politics

In the period following the Civil, War Logan was a swing county, following the popular vote winner in every election up to 1936 except those of 1900 and 1916. Since 1940, when its isolationist sentiment drove voters to Wendell Willkie, Logan has become a strongly Republican county. No Democratic Presidential candidate has won Logan County since Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide over Barry Goldwater. In fact, apart from Johnson, Illinoian Barack Obama in 2008 is the solitary Democrat to reach forty percent in the past nineteen elections.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 66.0% 8,181 26.7% 3,313 7.3% 907
2012 64.9% 7,844 32.9% 3,978 2.2% 266
2008 57.4% 7,429 40.6% 5,250 2.0% 262
2004 67.7% 9,112 31.7% 4,273 0.6% 82
2000 62.3% 8,141 35.2% 4,600 2.5% 324
1996 52.8% 6,518 37.4% 4,618 9.8% 1,209
1992 46.3% 6,567 36.4% 5,169 17.3% 2,459
1988 63.9% 8,490 35.6% 4,727 0.5% 69
1984 70.7% 9,932 28.9% 4,052 0.4% 62
1980 67.4% 9,681 27.3% 3,916 5.4% 769
1976 59.9% 8,623 39.5% 5,686 0.5% 77
1972 70.0% 10,277 29.9% 4,395 0.1% 20
1968 60.5% 8,638 31.9% 4,552 7.7% 1,099
1964 46.9% 6,805 53.1% 7,712
1960 62.2% 9,383 37.7% 5,691 0.1% 16
1956 66.6% 9,589 33.3% 4,793 0.1% 14
1952 64.4% 9,162 35.5% 5,048 0.1% 19
1948 60.4% 7,431 39.3% 4,832 0.4% 49
1944 61.9% 7,955 37.9% 4,868 0.2% 29
1940 56.8% 8,929 42.9% 6,753 0.3% 43
1936 46.5% 7,019 52.3% 7,886 1.2% 182
1932 41.4% 5,850 57.5% 8,119 1.0% 147
1928 60.0% 7,631 39.4% 5,019 0.6% 75
1924 57.2% 7,063 30.0% 3,708 12.8% 1,585
1920 64.8% 6,957 30.1% 3,232 5.1% 549
1916 48.3% 5,933 46.6% 5,726 5.2% 635
1912 20.8% 1,397 48.2% 3,229 31.0% 2,075
1908 47.4% 3,451 48.7% 3,546 3.8% 278
1904 51.2% 3,626 42.5% 3,005 6.3% 445
1900 47.7% 3,501 50.1% 3,672 2.2% 162
1896 49.3% 3,430 48.7% 3,389 2.0% 138
1892 42.5% 2,619 51.2% 3,150 6.3% 387

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ a b "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  4. ^ a b "Monthly Averages for Lincoln, Illinois". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 6, 2014.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  11. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  12. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  13. ^ " Logan Correctional Center." Illinois Department of Corrections. Retrieved on October 12, 2010. "1096 1350th Street P.O. Box 1000 Lincoln, Il 62656"
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-11-10.
  15. ^ Brian Cook Stats, Bio and Game Logs | NBA.com
  16. ^ Norm Cook NBA & ABA Stats | Basketball-Reference.com
  17. ^ Terry Kinney - IMDb

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LOGAN COUNTY ILLINOIS Latitude and Longitude:

40°08′N 89°22′W / 40.13°N 89.36°W / 40.13; -89.36