Logan (Utah)

Cache County


The City of Logan is located in Cache County in the U.S. state of Utah, located in northern Utah, north of Ogden on the Logan River. Logan is the county seat of Cache County. The Mormons founded 1859, the city which has according to the state from 2000 42 670 inhabitants. Logan is one of the homes of the Utah State University and is known as a university town. In Logan also cheese is produced.

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau


According to the United States Census Bureau Logan spreads over an area of 44.2 km ², of which 1.4 km ² is covered by water. The water content of the total area thus amounts to 3.17%.

The city is located at the eastern exit of the Cache Valley are The eastern parts of the city on an old alluvial fan. The level in the West is used for agriculture. In the north and south, there are rapidly growing suburbs, including in particular Providence. The Highways 89 and 91 pass through Logan. Public transport is free and is financed by taxes.


One can describe Logan as a school and a university town, but have 12.3 % of those over 25 years of a university degree or vocational training, 22.2 % have a lower university degree ( bachelor ), a 8.4% equivalent qualification and 27.7 % have attended college.

In Logan, there are six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Furthermore, there is the Edith Bowen Laboratory School on the campus of Utah State University and the Thomas Edison Charter School, the Logan River Academy, the Fast Forward Charter High School. There are also several smaller private schools.

The Bridgerland Applied Technology College offers vocational courses, such as health professionals and information technology. The Utah State University offers numerous courses.


In Logan, there are about 100 restaurants. The Blue Bird was founded in the early 20th century, the Gia's offers Italian cuisine.

Vital statistics

According to the 2000 census, living in Logan 42 670 people in 13,902 households and 9,175 families. The population density of 997.3 persons / km ². Distributed on the surface of the city are 14,692 housing units, which corresponds to an average density of 343.4 / km ². The population is divided into 88.93 % White, 0.64% African American, 0.85% Native American descent, 0.29 % and 1.62 % Oceanians with two or more ethnicities. Hispanics make with 8.22% from the second largest share of the population Logans. In 33.4 % of the 13,902 households living children under the age of 18, 55.1 % are married couples living together, 7.7 % women with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 17.9 % of all households are inhabited by individuals and 5.7% of individuals over 65. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size of 3.2 persons.

23.4 % of residents Logans are under 18 years old, 34.3 % from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 9.7% between 45 and 64 and 7.1% 65 and older. The average age is 24 years. For every 100 females are 92.1 males. For every 100 females aged 18 years and 89.5 men come ( the university seems to attract above average number of young people).

The median income for a household in Logan is U.S. $ 30,778, the median income for a family at $ 33,784. Male residents Loganss earn an average of $ 27,304, females $ 19,689. The per capita income for the city is $ 13,765. 22.7 % of the population and 12.6 % of families are below the poverty line. Overall, 15.6% of people live below the age of 18 and 6.4 % of persons aged 65 below the poverty line.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Marriner S. Eccles (1890-1977), entrepreneur and chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
  • John Gilbert (1897-1936), film actor
  • Quentin L. Cook ( born 1940 ), Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Merlin Olsen (1940-2010), football player and actor
  • Kip Thorne ( born 1940 ), researchers in theoretical physics
  • Neil L. Andersen ( born 1951 ), Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints