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 Ventra 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 19
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 18
Veterans, Age 18-644 767
Median Household Income3,4 $38,570
Poverty Level (of all people)4 5,103
Mean Commute Time (minutes)4 23.0
Commute via Public Transportation4 19
Union Membership5
Total Housing Units4 12,314
Median House Value (of owner-occupied units)3,4 $94,600
Homeowner Vacancy4 154
Rental Vacancy4 231
Renter-Occupied Housing Units4 3,511
Occupied Housing Units with No Vehicle Available4 631
No High School Diploma (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,486
High School Graduate (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 5,733
Some College, No Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 2,713
Associate's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,087
Bachelor's Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 1,117
Postgraduate Degree (educational attainment, age 25-64)4 637
Enrolled in Grade 124 299
Disabled, Age 18-644 2,447
Foreign Born4 298
Speak English Less Than Very Well (population 5 yrs and over)4 281

Source: JobsEQ® 03/2017  1. Census 2010, unless noted otherwise  2. Census 2015, annual average growth rate since 2005  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 2011-2015; Current Population Survey,, and Chmura. 

Workforce Characteristics   

  Logan County Kentucky
Population 26,910 4,425,092
Labor Force 12,712 2,077,060
Unemployment Rate 4.1% 4.7%

April 2017