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Logan, Utah

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Logan is a city located in Cache County, Utah. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 42,670, a substanital increase over the 1990 figure of 32,771. The estimated population in 2003 had increased to 43,675. It is the county seat of Cache CountyTemplate:GR. Logan is located in northern Utah, north of Ogden on the Logan River; it was founded in 1859 by Mormons. The city is home to the main campus of Utah State University, and is often known as a college town. It is also a major producer of cheese.

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Geography

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Location of Logan, Utah

Logan is located at 41°44'16" North, 111°49'51" West (41.737878, -111.830846)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.2 km² (17.0 mi²). 42.8 km² (16.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.4 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.17% water.

The city lies near the eastern edge of Cache Valley on the western slopes of the Bear River Mountains, the northernmost branch of the Wasatch Range. The eastern portions of the city are constructed on top of an ancient alluvial fan with steep slopes down to the rest of town and the Logan River bottom. To the west lies a flatland that contains farmland and marshes. To the north and south lie the quickly-growing residential suburbs of Logan. Logan also lies at the western terminus of Logan Canyon. US Highways 89 and 91 enter from the southwest together and separate in downtown Logan. US 91 heads north into Idaho through Cache Valley while US 89 heads northeast into Logan Canyon and on to Bear Lake. Logan is also served by a local free bus sytem (funded by sales taxes) which reaches as far as Richmond, Hyrum, and Wellsville and throughout the city proper.

Education

Education in Logan is taken very seriously. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.3% of adults 25 years-old have a graduate or professional degree, 22.2% have a bachelors degree, 8.4% have an associates degree, and 27.7% have some college but no degree. This may be an influence of the high percentage of Utah State University faculty and staff residing in the city.

Average ACT scores in the Logan School District in 2002 were 41 for language/English, 73 for math, 55 for reading, 62 for science, 52 for social science and 57 composite score. 2001-02 ACT scores for students in Logan High School were 21.8 for English, 21.9 for math, 23.5 for reading, 22.4 for science and 22.5 as a composite score. 80% of Logan High School seniors take the ACT test.

Approximately $4,146 is spent per pupil in the Logan School District. There were 479 kindergarten students, 2,602 students in 1st grade through 6th grade, 2,490 in 7th grade through 12th grade in 2001-02. Drop-out rate was 2.3%. 11% of students speak English as a second language.

During the 2001-02 school year, there were 306 professional teachers, resulting in a pupil/teacher ratio of 20.3. The average contract salary for teachers was $37,159.

There are six elementary schools (K-6), 1 middle school, (7-9), and 1 high school (10-12) in Logan. There are two alternate high schools.

Edith Bowen Laboratory School, on the campus of Utah State University, not only provides opportunities for teachers to offer innovative curriculum, but provides residents an alternative educational opportunity for their children.

Thomas Edison Charter School is a public school for grades K-7 offering an academic stimulated curriculum. The Logan River Academy provides adolescent treatment services along with a structured academic program. Fast Forward Charter High School offers "at-risk" students individualized attention while adhering to state standards. There are also a number of small private schools in Logan.

Bridgerland Applied Technology College provides opportunities for students to learn life skills in business, dental technology, design and construction, fashion and hospitality, health science, information technology, manufacturing, nutrition and food, public safety, and transportation.

Logan is also the home of Utah State University, a land-grant institution offering bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in a variety of subjects.

Restaurants

There are approximately 100 restaurants in Logan serving a variety of cuisines. These include BlueBird, dating back to the early 1900s with an old-fashioned ice cream counter; Gias, serving Italian dishes; Cafe Sabor, located in the old train depot featuring upscale Mexican cuisine; El Toro Viejo, serving authentic Mexican cuisine; and Copper Mill, serving steaks and seafood. There are a number of chain restaurants and numerous others in surrounding cities.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 42,670 people, 13,902 households, and 9,175 families residing in the city. The population density is 997.3/km² (2,583.2/mi²). There are 14,692 housing units at an average density of 343.4/km² (889.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.93% White, 0.64% African American, 0.85% Native American, 3.60% Asian, 0.29% Pacific Islander, 4.08% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 8.22% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 13,902 households out of which 33.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% are married couples living together, 7.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% are non-families. 17.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.92 and the average family size is 3.20.

In the city the population is spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 34.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 9.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $30,778, and the median income for a family is $33,784. Males have a median income of $27,304 versus $19,687 for females. 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. Out of the total population, 15.6% of those under the age of 18 and 6.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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