Introduction to Logansport, Indiana

Logansport, Indiana, in Cass county, is 35 miles NE of Lafayette, Indiana and 69 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Logansport History

The area now known as Logansport was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was named after James Renich Logan, a Shawnee soldier who served the U.S. forces as a scout in the War of 1812. The area was first settled by Europeans in 1826, and the Wabash and Erie Canal reached the city in 1837. The historic Michigan Road that runs through the town significantly improved communication and led to population growth as well. Logansport was incorporated in 1938.

Logansport and Nearby Attractions

  • Cass County Carousel
  • Heritage Park
  • Grissom Air Museum
  • Indiana Beach
  • Automotive Heritage Museum

Things To Do In Logansport

Logansport has numerous parks and playgrounds including Bishop Park, Dykeman Park, Patriot Park, Tower Park, Fairview Park, Riverside Park, and Ramp and Rail Park. Seiberling Mansion, which is the home of the founder of Diamond Plate Glass Company, is a popular historical site. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Dykeman Municipal Golf Course. The Cass County Historical Society Museums, Cass County Carousel and Cole Clothing Museum are also nearby.

Logansport Transportation

Indianapolis International is the closest major airport.

Logansport Higher Education

The closest colleges to Logansport include Purdue University, Indiana University Kokomo, Ivy Tech Community College - Kokomo, and Indiana Wesleyan University.


Total Population 17,716
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,461
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $25,573
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,073
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,647


Median Family Income $41,913
% Above Poverty Level 78.5%
% Below Poverty Level 21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $621
Median House Value $64,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 9.9%

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

Logansport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles NE of Lafayette, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 69 miles N of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 46947
Phone Area Codes 574
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.754
Longitude -86.356

Logansport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station WABASH
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bunker Hill 603 $45,313
Burnettsville 343 $43,750
Camden 684 $54,792
Fulton 516 $41,406
Royal Center 919 $48,000
Walton 1,102 $48,063

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

Logansport Public Libraries

Logansport-cass County Pl
Logansport, Indiana
(574) 753-6383
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Logansport Hospitals

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(574) 753-7541
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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