|— City —|
|• Mayor||Neil MacKinnon III|
|• 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||617 ft (188 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,393|
|• Density||1,253.6/sq mi (484.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1049137|
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.
Rossford is located at (41.593717, -83.568047).
As of the census 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.
As of the census 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.
Rossford's school system includes the following:
(1) Public High School
- Rossford High School (9-12)
(1) Public Junior High School
- Rossford Junior High School (7-8)
(3) Public Elementary Schools
- Eagle Point School (K-6)
- Glenwood School (K-6)
- Indian Hills School (K-6)
(1) Parochial Grade School
- All Saints Catholic School (K-8)
(2) Schools No Longer in Session
- Lime City School (grades varied, the building is currently closed)
- Walnut Street School (demolished)
- Alter Elementary (now All Saints Catholic School)
Notable natives and residents
- Jonathan Bennett, actor
- Lee Knorek, professional basketball player
- Eddie Platt, musician
- Johnny Paris (born John Pocisk), musician
- Dennis Richmond, news anchor
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair, atheist activist
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