Logan is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 51,542 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Logan is the 12th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Logan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Logan is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Logan who work in office and administrative support (13.33%), teaching (10.16%), and sales jobs (9.36%).
Also of interest is that Logan has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Logan is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Logan culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Logan really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Logan every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Logan. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Logan benefits directly from this.
Not only is Logan a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a decent-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Logan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Logan is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.88% of adults in Logan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Logan in 2018 was $19,274, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,096 for a family of four. However, Logan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Logan is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Logan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Logan residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Logan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Logan include English, German, European, Danish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Logan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.