Logan, UT
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Logan is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 50,371 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Logan who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), sales jobs (11.44%), and teaching (10.01%).

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.

One of the benefits of Logan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.31 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Logan are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.58% of adults in Logan have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Logan in 2010 was $17,303, which is low income relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,212 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 15.48% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Logan include German, Danish, Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Logan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.