Economic Profile

Logan County is a regional hub for 60,000 people on the High Plains of Colorado.   Our diversified economy brings in over a billion dollars a year in sales from agriculture, retail, health care and professional services.     Our labor force of 10,726 works in health services (largest industry segment), followed by retail trade, government, accommodation and food services jobs.

Logan County’s 2015 Economic Base Analysis noted 25% payments came from agriculture, 20% from regional services and 19% from government.  Other segments include retirees, manufacturing, mining and tourism.

2017 Logan County Demographic Profile


Logan County Key Data  Demographics 
2016 Logan County Population 22,047 Under 20 years 22.4%
2016 City of Sterling Population 14,101 20 to 39 years 30.1%
2015 Median Household Income   $42,319 40 to 59 years  25.6%
Natural Resources / Mining Weekly Wage  $1,037 60 to 79 years  17%
Manufacturing Weekly Wage  $  786 80 years and over  4.9%
June 2017 Open Jobs Average Annual  Wage $47,202 High school grad or more  88.7%
2017 Median 2 Bd Rent / Month $825  Bachelor’s degree or higher  15.8%
2016 Monthly Median Home Sales Prices $185,000
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, CO Demography Office, EMSI, CO Dept of Labor, Trulia


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