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Logan, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Logan had a population of 1,829 as of July 1, 2017. Logan ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Logan is located at latitude 37.8519 and longitude -81.9881 in Logan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Logan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Logan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 679 feet.

The City of Logan (GNIS ID: 2390611) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Logan is located within Central District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Logan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Logan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Logan: Aracoma, Arracoina, Arracoma, Lawnsville, Logan Court House, Logan Courthouse, Logantown.

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Logan, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,829
Daytime Population: Workers 3,056
Daytime Population: Residents 1,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,191
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.29
Population in Households 1,808
Population in Familes 1,352
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density2 1,594
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $28,456
Average Household Income $41,528
Per Capita Income $18,609


Total Housing Units 1,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 394 (36.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 423 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $96,891


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 473
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.38% -0.39%
Households 0.15% -0.52%
Families 0.12% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Logan, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Logan to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 87 79th
Population Density # 88 79th
Diversity Index # 82 80th
Median Household Income # 369 9th
Per Capita Income # 331 19th

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