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Sandusky County, Ohio
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.
Seat Fremont
Largest city Fremont
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

418 sq mi (1,082 km²)
409 sq mi (1,060 km²)
9 sq mi (22 km²), 2.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61,792
151/sq mi (58/km²)
Founded February 12, 1820[1]
Named for a word meaning "cold water", possibly Iroquois
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sanduskycounty.org/

Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was 61,792. Its county seat is Fremont[2] and it is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).[3]

The Fremont Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,082 km²).409 square miles (1,060 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (22 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Sandusky County was formed on February 12, 1820 from portions of Huron County. It was named after an Indian expression which roughly means "cold water".

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families residing 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.

Government

Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont.

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.[5]

Current Sandusky County office holders

Office Name Party
Commissioner Terry Thatcher Republican
Commissioner John Rettig Republican
Commissioner Dan Polter
Prosecutor Tom Stierwalt Democrat
Sheriff Kyle Overmyer Republican
Clerk of Courts Warren Brown Republican
Recorder Colleen Carmack Republican
Treasurer Irma Celestino Republican
Engineer James Moyer Republican
Coroner John Wukie Republican
Auditor William Farrell Democrat
Common Pleas Court Judge John Dewey
Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara Ansted Republican
County Courts Judge Herbert Adams
County Courts Judge John Kolesar
Juvenile Court Judge Brad Smith

[6]

Communities

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

Census-designated places

Other communities

  • Bay View
  • Bayshore
  • Booktown
  • Busy Corners
  • Colby
  • Erlin
  • Fourmile House Corner
  • Gabels Corner
  • Galetown
  • Girton
  • Green Creek
  • Havens
  • Hessville
  • Kingsway
  • Sunset Harbor
  • Tinny
  • Upton
  • Vickery
  • Wales Corners
  • White's Landing
  • Wightmans Grove

Transportation

Major highways

Other highways

Airports

Places of interest

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Sandusky.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ American Language Reprint database
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ 2008 presidential election results from Ohio
  6. ^ Sandusky County government

External links

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


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Sandusky County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Sandusky County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 12, 1820[1]
Seat Fremont
Largest City Fremont
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.06%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

61792
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.sandusky-county.org
Named for: a word meaning "cold water", possibly Iroquois

Sandusky County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 61,792. Its county seat is Fremont6 and it is named for an Indian, possibly Iroquois, word meaning "cold water".[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,082 km² (418 sq mi). 1,060 km² (409 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (9 sq mi) of it (2.06%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families residing in the county. The population density was 58/km² (151/sq mi). There were 25,253 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (62/sq mi). 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.

Government

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Other localities

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Sandusky County data. {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

External links


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

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