Sandusky County, Ohio
|Sandusky County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 12, 1820|
|Named for||a word meaning "cold water", possibly Iroquois|
417.71 sq mi (1,082 km²)
408.45 sq mi (1,058 km²)
9.25 sq mi (24 km²), 2.21%
149.2/sq mi (58/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 60,944, which is a decrease of 1.4% from 61,792 in 2000. Its county seat is Fremont and it is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).
The Fremont Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 417.71 square miles (1,081.9 km2), of which 408.45 square miles (1,057.9 km2) (or 97.78%) is land and 9.25 square miles (24.0 km2) (or 2.21%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Ottawa County (north)
- Erie County (east)
- Huron County (southeast)
- Seneca County (south)
- Wood County (west)
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".
As of the census 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.
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. This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.
Current Sandusky County office holders 
|Clerk of Courts||Warren Brown||Republican|
|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|
Census-designated places 
Other communities 
Major highways 
Other highways 
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 
- "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Sandusky County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- American Language Reprint database
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 2008 presidential election results from Ohio
- "2012 election results from Ohio". Retrieved 7 November 2012.
- "The White House - Obama's Path to Victory", Time, November 19th, 2012: 16-17
- Sandusky County government
|Wood County||Erie County|
|Seneca County||Huron County|