Rossford, Ohio

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Rossford, Ohio
City
Location of Rossford, Ohio
Location of Rossford, Ohio
Coordinates: 41°35′37″N 83°34′5″W / 41.59361°N 83.56806°W / 41.59361; -83.56806Coordinates: 41°35′37″N 83°34′5″W / 41.59361°N 83.56806°W / 41.59361; -83.56806
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
Government
 • Mayor Neil MacKinnon III
Area[1]
 • Total 5.33 sq mi (13.80 km2)
 • Land 5.02 sq mi (13.00 km2)
 • Water 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
Elevation[2] 617 ft (188 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 6,293
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 6,393
 • Density 1,253.6/sq mi (484.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43460
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-68686[5]
GNIS feature ID 1049137[2]
Website www.rossfordohio.com

Rossford is a city in Wood County, Ohio, United States, along the Maumee River. The population was 6,293 at the 2010 census. The town includes the intersection of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. Rossford Public Library and WNWT serve the community.

Rossford was founded by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres (0.70 km2) along the Maumee River to build the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company.

As workers came to the factory, Ford named the resulting town "Rossford" by combining the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross, with his. Shortly after the foundation of the plant, Ford built the Ford Club next to the plant, so workers could socialize. In 1998, Rossford's centennial, the town built a memorial next to the run-down Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town. The centennial was marked by a street fair, parade, concert, and several other accommodations.

Geography[edit]

Rossford is located at 41°35′37″N 83°34′5″W / 41.59361°N 83.56806°W / 41.59361; -83.56806 (41.593717, -83.568047).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.33 square miles (13.80 km2), of which, 5.02 square miles (13.00 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 3,912
1950 3,963 1.3%
1960 4,408 11.2%
1970 5,302 20.3%
1980 5,978 12.7%
1990 5,861 −2.0%
2000 6,406 9.3%
2010 6,293 −1.8%
Est. 2012 6,393 1.6%
Sources:[7][8][5][9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 6,293 people, 2,568 households, and 1,705 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,253.6 inhabitants per square mile (484.0 /km2). There were 2,800 housing units at an average density of 557.8 per square mile (215.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 2,568 households of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% 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 3.00.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 6,406 people, 2,610 households, and 1,743 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,489.7 people per square mile (575.2/km²). There were 2,736 housing units at an average density of 636.2 per square mile (245.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.27% White, 1.28% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 2,610 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% 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 3.04.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,776, and the median income for a family was $57,442. Males had a median income of $40,516 versus $27,560 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,119. About 2.7% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Rossford's school system includes the following:

(1) Public High School

(1) Public Junior High School

  • Rossford Junior High School (6-8)[11]

(2) Public Elementary Schools

  • Eagle Point School (3-5)[12]
  • Glenwood School (Pre K-2)[13]

(1) Parochial Grade School

  • All Saints Catholic School (K-8)[14]

(4) Schools No Longer in Session

  • Alter Elementary (now All Saints Catholic School)[15]
  • Indian Hills School (opened 1970, closed 2014)[16][17][18]
  • Lime City School (grades varied, the building was closed in 1982 and demolished in 2013)[19]
  • Walnut Street School (demolished)[20]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ http://www.rossfordschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Rossford%20High%20School
  11. ^ http://www.rossfordschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Rossford%20Junior%20High
  12. ^ http://www.rossfordschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Eagle%20Point
  13. ^ http://www.rossfordschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Glenwood
  14. ^ http://www.allsaintscatholic.org/
  15. ^ "Rossford Parishes OK Merger Of Two Schools". Toledo Blade. March 5, 1973. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.rossfordschools.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Indian%20Hills
  17. ^ "Rossford Sets Building Bids". Toledo Blade. March 13, 1968. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  18. ^ Montgomery, Amy (February 5, 2013). "Rossford schools to close Indian Hills elementary". WTVG 13abc Toledo. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Rossford Schools Study Elimination Of 20 Jobs". Toledo Blade. March 23, 1982. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Abandoned Rossford School Will Become Civic Center". Toledo Blade. May 12, 1970. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  21. ^ http://movies.about.com/cs/actors/p/jbenn042704.htm
  22. ^ Toledo Blade obituary, March 1, 2009

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