Logan, West Virginia

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Logan is a city in Logan County, West Virginia, United States, along the Guyandotte River. The population was 1,630 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Logan County[3].



Logan is located at 37°50′54″N 81°59′16″W / 37.84833°N 81.98778°W / 37.84833; -81.98778 (37.848381, -81.987651)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (7.94%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,630 people, 750 households, and 423 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,403.5 people per square mile (542.5/km²). There were 965 housing units at an average density of 830.9/sq mi (321.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.52% White, 4.79% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 750 households out of which 20.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the city the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

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