Logan, Utah is located in Cache County, Utah. According to the 2010 United States Census, Logan has a population for forty-eight thousand people. In the years 2005 and 2007, Logan was declared to be the safest metropolitan city in the United States. The crime rate is well below the national average. The main campus of Utah State University is located in Logan.
Logan, Utah was founded by Mormons in 1859. The community was named after Ephraim Logan, who was an early trapper and Mormon in the area. Logan is located in the northern part of Utah, on the Logan River. It is approximately eight-two miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan is on the western slopes of Bear River Mountain. The people of Logan are eighty-three percent Caucasian, eight percent mixed races. The remain population is African America, Asian, or Native American. Thirty-three percent of household consisting of people over the age of eighteen have children. The average household consists of three people. The median age is twenty-four years old. The average family makes approximately thirty-three thousand dollars a year. Twenty-two percent of the population is considered to be below the poverty line. The population is mainly professionals with Utah State University being the biggest employer in this town. People in Logan also work in manufacturing, healthcare, and retail businesses. ICON Health and Fitness is a major employer with its corporate center located in this town Logan was also the home of the former Brigham Young College ran by the church of Latter Day Saints. The college closed down in 1926 and donated its resources to Utah State University.
Logan hosts the Utah Festival Opera which is the home to many performance throughout the year. The Summerfest Arts Faire also celebrated fine arts annually in the city. Logan also features farmers markets, recreation parks, golf courses, and zoos. Logan Canyon has a number of hiking and camp sites. The Logan Fairgrounds hosts a number of fests during the year. Logan, Utah is a fun and safe place to relax. This town has a heavy focus on education and is a safe place to raise a family.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan