Logan County

Something for everyone

Hugging the Kentucky-Tennessee border between Bowling Green and Hopkinsville along four-lane U.S. 68, Logan County is a diverse manufacturing hotbed set in the rolling hills of South Central Kentucky, and is home to Logan Aluminum, Carpenter Co., Emerson Electric, and Ventura Plastics.  With a year-round calendar of community festivals and celebrations, Logan County’s communities offer something for everyone.

Logan County’s 27,000 residents thrive on the natural beauty of Lake Malone State Park, quaint shops in downtown Russellville and the historic South Union Shaker community, among other treasures.  Businesses considering expanding or locating in Logan County are served by a professionally-run Industrial Development Authority in addition to the resources provided by South Central Kentucky and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

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Population2 26,910
Population Annual Average Growth2 34
Median Age3 40.2
Under 18 Years 6,588
18 to 24 Years 1,988
25 to 34 Years 3,189
35 to 44 Years 3,335
45 to 54 Years 4,066
55 to 64 Years 3,467
65 to 74 Years 2,448
75 Years, and Over 1,754
Race:  White 24,187
Race:  Black or African American 1,767
Race:  American Indian and Alaska Native 62
Race: Asian 64
Race:  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 11
Race:  Some Other Race 332
Race: Two or More Races 412
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 651
Armed Forces Labor Force4 82
Veterans, Age 18-644 911
Median Household Income3,4 $36,590
Poverty Level (of all people)4 5,613
Mean Commute Time (minutes)4 22.7
Commute via Public Transportation4 22
Union Membership5
Total Housing Units4 12,308
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4 $89,100
Homeowner Vacancy4 122
Rental Vacancy4 332
Renter-Occupied Housing Units4 3,147
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available4 646
No High School Diploma (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,683
High School Graduate (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 5,793
Some College, No Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,700
Associate's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,012
Bachelor's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,215
Postgraduate Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 653
Enrolled in Grade 124 304
Disabled, Age 18-644 2,336
Foreign Born4 402
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4 457

Source: JobsEQ® 01/2015  1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise  2. Census 2013, annual average growth rate since 2003  3. Median values for certain aggregate regions (such as MSAs) may be estimated as the weighted averages of the median values from the composing counties.  4. ACS 2008-20125. 2013; Current Population Survey,, and Chmura. 

Workforce Characteristics   

  Logan County Kentucky
Population 26,910 4,395,295
Labor Force 11,526 1,993,607
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 6.0%