Introduction to Logan, Ohio

Logan, Ohio is 42 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio. Located in Hocking county, the population of the city is 6,704.

Logan History

Logan, which was named in honor of Chief Logan who belonged to the Mingo Indian tribe, was established in 1816 by the Ohio Governor, Thomas Worthington. After the Hocking Canal opened, Logan experienced significant development. A number of industries thrived due to the presence of mineral resources in the Hocking Valley. The State of Ohio also became a leader in clay products because of the clay soil in Hocking Valley.

Logan and Nearby Attractions

  • Ohio Ceramic Center
  • John & Annie Glenn Historic Site
  • Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
  • Hocking Valley Scenic Railway
  • Old Man's Cave

Things To Do In Logan

Some of the museums and historical sites near Logan are the Ohio Ceramic Center and the John & Annie Glenn Historic Site. People may visit Old Man's Cave for activities such as camping and kayaking. Lake Logan State Park, Hocking Hills State Park, and Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve are also nearby. Activities such as boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, and hiking are possible at Lake Logan State Park. Santa Maria, Columbus Topiary Garden, and Dawes Arboretum are other attractions near the city.

Logan Transportation

Flights are available from Rickenbacker International Airport.

Logan Higher Education

Ohio University, Hocking Technical College, and Denison University are located near Logan.


Total Population 7,292
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,909
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $29,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,662
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,123


Median Family Income $44,433
% Above Poverty Level 73.4%
% Below Poverty Level 26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 34.8%
Median Gross Rent $561
Median House Value $97,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Logan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles SE of Columbus, Ohio
County Hocking
Standard Zip Codes 43138
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.54
Longitude -82.407

Logan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station ATHENS 2 N
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 36 to 65 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bremen 1,669 $50,530

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Logan Public Libraries

Logan-hocking County District Library
Logan, Ohio
(740) 385-2348
Library Web Site

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Logan Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(740) 380-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Logan High Schools

Serves 1,275 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

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