Logan, Ohio

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Logan, Ohio

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.

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High Points

Logan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Logan Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Logan, Ohio

Comparing Logan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 3 2
Median Family Income 3 3
People Above Poverty 3 2
College Educated Adults 2 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 4 6
Short Commute Times 4 2
Working at Home 2 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
People Living Alone 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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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
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Logan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,704 100%
Male 3,079 45.9%
Female 3,625 54.1%
Under 18 1,638 24.4%
18+ 5,066 75.6%
65+ 1,292 19.3%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.94
White 6,561 97.9%
African-American 38 0.6%
Asian 4 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 0.4%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 74 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 0.5%

Estimated Logan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,090
Growth 386
Growth % 5.8%

Logan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.3%
US/American 21.8%
English 12.4%
Irish 10.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Dutch 3.4%
Welsh 3.2%
Italian 1.9%
Scottish 1.7%
Polish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
British 1%
Norwegian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Slovak 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
European 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Iraqi 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Logan 6,704 $38,143
Bremen 1,265 $44,844
Murray City 452 $32,188
Nelsonville 5,230 $27,122
New Straitsville 774 $31,827
Shawnee 608 $37,188
Sugar Grove 448 $42,500

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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Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

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