Information from the US Census Bureau and the State of Ohio showcase the latest demographics from Hocking County. Population, land use and land cover, business, geographical information, housing, income status and education are just a few of the statistics you can find in these links.

Hocking County Profile

Hocking County Census QuickFacts

Housing Market

Hocking County offers a diversity of housing options with favorable market trends. The area boasts both historic and modern homes as well as rural homes, condominiums and apartments. Several local realtors are available to help navigate the current housing market in Hocking County.




The Logan-Hocking School District, Hocking County’s primary educational source for grades pre-k-12, has received an ’Excellent’ District Rating from the Ohio Department of Education. The district serves most of Hocking County and parts of two neighboring counties. They house five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Hocking County takes great pride in nurturing an environment of academic excellence and extracurricular opportunities for their youth.

Secondary Education

Whether it’s a technical degree or a PhD you are seeking, Hocking County offers close proximity to several higher learning institutions.

  • Tri-County Career Center

    Located in Nelsonville, just 15 minutes from Logan, Tri-County Adult Career Center serves 1500 students annually with career development, career enhancement and customized training for business and industry.

  • Fairfield Career Center

    The Eastland-Fairfield Career Center offers both high school vocational and adult workforce training. With the Fairfield campus located just 25 minutes from Logan, this center gives students the opportunity for career enhancement or to work toward a new career.

  • Hocking College

    Ohio’s largest two-year technical school, Hocking College, is within a 15 minute drive of Logan and serves 6000 students on 2300 acres in Nelsonville. The College partners closely with many local employers and offers a number of programs.

  • Hocking College Logan Campus and Energy Institute

    The Hocking College Energy Institute, an innovative, state-of-the-art training facility that focuses on sustainable energy technologies is located across from the Logan-Hocking Commerce Park in Logan.

  • Ohio University/ Ohio University Lancaster

    Ohio University’s main campus, located in Athens, Ohio, is just a 25-minute drive from Logan. Ohio University offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as Associate and Bachelors degrees at their seven regional campuses. Ohio University Lancaster, the closest regional campus to Hocking County, is located in Lancaster, Ohio and is a short 20-minute drive. In addition to their on-campus opportunities, Ohio University also offers numerous online/distance learning programs for those unable to make it to campus.

  • Other Universities

    Hocking County offers close proximity to several universities, all within a one-hour drive

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    Columbus State Community College -

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    Columbus College of Art and Design -

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Hocking Valley Community Hospital is a 25 bed, inpatient critical access hospital located in the city of Logan. An active medical staff of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants represent a variety of medical specialties. The hospital offers a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility in the CIC building located on the hospital campus. Hocking Valley Community Hospital also offers a 24-hour Emergency Department and an Urgent Care Department that is open daily from 12pm-12am.

The Hocking County Health Department, located across the street from Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan, offers residents of Hocking County education and public health programs that help prevent disease, promote a healthy lifestyle and protect the environment.

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With serenity, tranquility and a natural beauty that is second to none, Hocking County boasts the peace of rural living with the convenience of big city proximity. Several state parks, national forests, nature preserves, outdoor recreational activities and museums provide year-round entertainment for both local families and tourists alike.

  • • Hocking Hills State Parks (Old Man’s Cave, Ash Cave, Cantwell Cliffs, Cedar Falls, Rock House)
    • Conkle’s Hollow and Rockbridge State Nature Preserves
    • Lake Logan State Park
    • Wayne National Forest