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Sandusky County, Ohio
Sandusky County Ohio Courthouse.JPG
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Seal of Sandusky County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Sandusky County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 12, 1820[1]
Named for Sandusky River
Seat Fremont
Largest city Fremont
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

418 sq mi (1,083 km²)
408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
9.3 sq mi (24 km²), 2.2%
Population
 - (2020)
 - Density

58,896
auto/sq mi (Expression error: Unrecognized word "auto"./km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.sandusky-county.com/

Sandusky County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is southeast of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 58,896.[2] Its county seat is Fremont.[3] The county was formed on February 12, 1820, from portions of Huron County. The name is derived from the Wyandot word meaning "water" (Template:Lang-wya).[4] The Sandusky River runs diagonally northeast through the county to its mouth on Sandusky Bay. The bay opens into Lake Erie.

The Fremont, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.

Geography[]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[]

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 852
1830 2,851 234.6%
1840 10,182 257.1%
1850 14,305 40.5%
1860 21,429 49.8%
1870 25,503 19.0%
1880 32,057 25.7%
1890 30,617 −4.5%
1900 34,311 12.1%
1910 35,171 2.5%
1920 37,109 5.5%
1930 39,731 7.1%
1940 41,014 3.2%
1950 46,114 12.4%
1960 56,486 22.5%
1970 60,983 8.0%
1980 63,267 3.7%
1990 61,963 −2.1%
2000 61,792 −0.3%
2010 60,944 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2020 [10]

2000 census[]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families living in the county. The population density was 151 people per square mile (58/km2). There were 25,253 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.20% White, 2.67% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,717 households, out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,584, and the median income for a family was $47,675. Males had a median income of $35,501 versus $23,964 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,239. About 5.70% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,944 people, 24,182 households, and 16,616 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 149.2 inhabitants per square mile (57.6 /km2). There were 26,390 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile (24.9 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% white, 2.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.9% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 12.1% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 7.1% were American.[14]

Of the 24,182 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 40.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,056 and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $42,582 versus $31,257 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,286. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Government and politics[]

Sandusky County is a heavily Republican County in Northwestern Ohio. The county has a strong history of supporting Republican presidential candidates as well as local Republican candidates. However, during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 51% of the voters from Sandusky County supported Democratic candidate Barack Obama.[16] This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.[17] Time magazine listed Sandusky as one of five critical counties in the 2012 election.[18]

United States presidential election results for Sandusky County, Ohio[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,896 62.72% 10,596 35.17% 636 2.11%
2016 16,316 57.68% 9,929 35.10% 2,040 7.21%
2012 13,755 47.28% 14,541 49.98% 799 2.75%
2008 14,192 46.72% 15,602 51.36% 583 1.92%
2004 16,224 55.92% 12,686 43.72% 104 0.36%
2000 13,699 53.21% 11,146 43.30% 899 3.49%
1996 10,033 39.48% 11,547 45.44% 3,833 15.08%
1992 10,772 39.21% 9,878 35.96% 6,822 24.83%
1988 14,203 58.61% 9,709 40.07% 320 1.32%
1984 17,214 66.16% 8,564 32.91% 242 0.93%
1980 13,420 55.53% 8,482 35.10% 2,264 9.37%
1976 13,074 52.58% 11,202 45.05% 591 2.38%
1972 15,489 63.63% 8,308 34.13% 546 2.24%
1968 11,696 53.10% 8,581 38.96% 1,748 7.94%
1964 8,254 37.98% 13,481 62.02% 0 0.00%
1960 14,566 64.06% 8,171 35.94% 0 0.00%
1956 15,009 72.52% 5,687 27.48% 0 0.00%
1952 14,939 71.18% 6,048 28.82% 0 0.00%
1948 10,847 59.93% 7,216 39.87% 36 0.20%
1944 13,763 69.19% 6,129 30.81% 0 0.00%
1940 14,054 66.39% 7,116 33.61% 0 0.00%
1936 8,692 42.89% 9,171 45.26% 2,402 11.85%
1932 8,915 45.74% 10,299 52.84% 276 1.42%
1928 12,200 67.33% 5,834 32.20% 85 0.47%
1924 9,381 60.88% 4,388 28.48% 1,639 10.64%
1920 8,933 61.77% 5,295 36.62% 233 1.61%
1916 3,557 39.36% 5,264 58.25% 216 2.39%
1912 1,576 18.43% 4,333 50.66% 2,644 30.91%
1908 4,079 42.74% 5,242 54.93% 222 2.33%
1904 4,208 50.38% 3,787 45.34% 358 4.29%
1900 4,003 44.26% 4,915 54.35% 126 1.39%
1896 3,970 43.28% 5,105 55.66% 97 1.06%
1892 2,960 41.25% 3,774 52.60% 441 6.15%
1888 3,218 44.10% 3,917 53.68% 162 2.22%
1884 3,130 45.10% 3,684 53.08% 126 1.82%
1880 3,059 44.49% 3,640 52.94% 177 2.57%
1876 3,032 47.31% 3,330 51.96% 47 0.73%
1872 2,380 46.26% 2,729 53.04% 36 0.70%
1868 2,443 46.19% 2,846 53.81% 0 0.00%
1864 2,294 49.09% 2,379 50.91% 0 0.00%
1860 1,938 45.28% 2,319 54.18% 23 0.54%
1856 1,548 48.50% 1,599 50.09% 45 1.41%



County officials[]

Office Name Party
Commissioner Scott Miller Republican
Commissioner Kay E. Reiter Republican
Commissioner Russ Zimmerman Republican
Prosecutor Beth A. Tischler Republican
Sheriff Christopher J. Hilton Republican
Clerk of Courts Tracy M. Overmyer Republican
Recorder Colleen Carmack Republican
Treasurer Kimberley Foreman Republican
Engineer Carlos Baez Republican
Coroner John J. Wukie Republican
Auditor Jerri A. Miller Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge Jon Ickes Republican
Common Pleas Court Judge Jeremiah Ray Democrat
County Courts Judge John P. Kolesar Democrat
County Courts Judge Mary Elizabeth Fiser Republican
Juvenile Court Judge Brad Smith Republican

[20]

Transportation[]

Major highways[]

  • I-80.svg Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike)
  • I-90.svg Interstate 90 (Ohio Turnpike)
  • US 6.svg U.S. Route 6
  • US 20.svg U.S. Route 20
  • US 23.svg U.S. Route 23

Other highways[]

  • OH-12.svg Ohio State Route 12
  • OH-18.svg Ohio State Route 18
  • OH-19.svg Ohio State Route 19
  • OH-51.svg Ohio State Route 51
  • OH-53.svg Ohio State Route 53
  • OH-101.svg Ohio State Route 101
  • OH-105.svg Ohio State Route 105
  • OH-300.svg Ohio State Route 300
  • OH-412.svg Ohio State Route 412
  • OH-510.svg Ohio State Route 510
  • OH-523.svg Ohio State Route 523
  • OH-582.svg Ohio State Route 582
  • OH-590.svg Ohio State Route 590
  • OH-600.svg Ohio State Route 600
  • OH-635.svg Ohio State Route 635

Airports[]

  • Fremont Airport
  • Sandusky County Regional Airport

Communities[]

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[]

  • Bellevue
  • Clyde
  • Fremont (county seat)

Villages[]

  • Burgoon
  • Elmore
  • Gibsonburg
  • Green Springs
  • Helena
  • Lindsey
  • Woodville

Townships[]

  • Ballville
  • Green Creek
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Rice
  • Riley
  • Sandusky
  • Scott
  • Townsend
  • Washington
  • Woodville
  • York

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places[]

  • Ballville
  • Hessville
  • Stony Prairie
  • Vickery
  • Whites Landing
  • Wightmans Grove

Other communities[]

  • Bay View
  • Bayshore
  • Booktown
  • Busy Corners
  • Colby
  • Erlin
  • Fourmile House Corner
  • Gabels Corner
  • Galetown
  • Girton
  • Green Creek
  • Havens
  • Hessville
  • Kingsway
  • Millersville
  • Mount Carmel
  • Muncie Hollow
  • Rollersville
  • Schlegels Grove
  • Shannon
  • Squires
  • Sunset Harbor
  • Tinney
  • Upton
  • Wales Corners
  • Whitmore
  • Winters Station
  • York

Places of interest[]

  • H. J. Heinz Company ketchup factory (the world's largest)
  • Mineral Springs at Green Springs, Ohio
  • Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
  • Spiegel Grove
  • Fremont Speedway

See also[]

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Sandusky County, Ohio

References[]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Sandusky.pdf. 
  2. ^ 2020 census
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. 
  4. ^ American Language Reprint database Script error: No such module "webarchive".
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census.html. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. 
  10. ^ 2020 census
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. https://www.census.gov. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39143. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39143. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39143. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39143. 
  16. ^ "Local and National Election Results - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com". http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/individual/#mapPOH. 
  17. ^ "2012 election results from Ohio". http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/states/ohio. 
  18. ^ "The White House - Obama's Path to Victory", Time: 16–17, November 19, 2012 
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS. 
  20. ^ "Sandusky County, Ohio - Sandusky County, Ohio". http://www.sandusky-county.org/. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°09′W / 41.36, -83.15

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