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Erie County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Erie County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 16, 1838[1]
Named for the Erie
Seat Sandusky
Largest city Sandusky
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

626 sq mi (1,622 km²)
255 sq mi (660 km²)
371 sq mi (962 km²), 59.29%
 - (2000)
 - Density

312/sq mi (121/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 79,551. Its county seat is Sandusky6 and is named for the Erie, whose name was their word for "wildcat".[2] It is home to the popular amusement park Cedar Point. It was formed in 1838 from the northern third of Huron County. It is part of the Sandusky metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Erie County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,622 km² (626 sq mi). 660 km² (255 sq mi) of it is land and 962 km² (371 sq mi) of it (59.29%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 79,551 people, 31,727 households, and 21,764 families residing in the county. The population density was 121/km² (312/sq mi). There were 35,909 housing units at an average density of 54/km² (141/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.64% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,727 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,746, and the median income for a family was $51,756. Males had a median income of $39,249 versus $23,697 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,530. About 6.00% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.


Map of Erie County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Erie County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit


Census-designated places Edit

Unincorporated places Edit

  • Anderson
  • Avery
  • Axtel
  • Berlin Heights Station
  • Berlinville
  • Beulah Beach
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomingville
  • Bluebird Beach
  • Bogart
  • Cedar Point
  • Ceylon
  • Chaska Beach
  • Columbus Park
  • Crystal Rock
  • Florence
  • Franklin Flats
  • Heidelberg Beach
  • Joppa
  • Kimball
  • Mitiwanga
  • North Milan
  • North Monroeville
  • North Palm Beach
  • Oberlin Beach
  • Ogontz
  • Orchard Beach
  • Parkertown
  • Prout
  • Ranch Wood
  • Ruggles Beach
  • Rye Beach
  • Sand Hill
  • Searsville
  • Shinrock
  • Spears Corners
  • Springbrook
  • Union Corners
  • Venice
  • Volunteer Bay
  • Weyers
  • Whites Landing
  • Wilmer

Kelleys Island is in Erie County.

School DistrictsEdit

All or part of eleven school districts serve Erie County and its residents:


  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Erie County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = = Erie County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ Erie County, Ohio. [[1] "Political Jurisdictions Within Erie County"]. [2]. Retrieved 2006-09-15. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°31′N 82°37′W / 41.51, -82.61

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