- Logan County, West Virginia
Infobox U.S. County
county = Logan County
state = West Virginia
map size = 225
founded = 1824
seat = Logan | area_total_sq_mi =456
area percentage = 0.31%
census yr = 2000
pop = 37710
Logan County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof West Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 37,710. Its county seatis LoganGR|6.
Logan County was formed in 1824 from parts of Giles, Tazewell, Cabell, and Kanawha counties. It is named for
Chief Logan, famous Native American chief of the Mingotribe. In 1921 it was the location of the Battle of Blair Mountain, one of the largest armed uprisings in U.S. history.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 456
square miles (1,180 km²). 454 square miles (1,176 km²) of it is land and HI 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.
West Virginia Route 17
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 37,710 people, 14,880 households, and 10,936 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 16,807 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.33% White, 2.59% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 14,880 households out of which 30.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county, the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 26.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,603, and the median income for a family was $29,072. Males had a median income of $31,515 versus $20,212 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,102. About 20.80% of families and 24.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.60% of those under age 18 and 14.40% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
2006 Aracoma Alma Mine disaster
Buffalo Creek flood
Chief Logan State Park
James H. Harless
*Earl Dotter, " [http://www.southernspaces.org/contents/2008/dotter/1a.htm Coalfield Generations: Health, Mining, and the Environment] ," "Southern Spaces" 16 July 2008.
* [http://www.logancountychamberofcommerce.com/ Logan County Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://lc2.boe.loga.k12.wv.us/ Logan County Schools]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvlogan/logan.htm Logan County WVGenWeb]
* [http://www.coalcampusa.com/sowv/logan/logan.htm Logan Coalfield]
* [http://loganbanner.com The Logan Banner] - daily newspaper.
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