Sandusky County, Ohio

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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 United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 12, 1820[1]
Named for a word meaning "cold water", possibly Iroquois
Seat Fremont
Largest city Fremont
Area
 • Total 417.71 sq mi (1,082 km2)
 • Land 408.45 sq mi (1,058 km2)
 • Water 9.25 sq mi (24 km2), 2.21%
Population
 • (2010) 60,944
 • Density 149.2/sq mi (58/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.sanduskycounty.org

Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 60,944, which is a decrease of 1.4% from 61,792 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Fremont.[3] The county is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).[4]

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

History[edit]

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".

Geography[edit]

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.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
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%
Est. 2012 60,510 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] 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/Politics[edit]

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.[8] This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.[9]

Time magazine listed Sandusky as one of five critical counties in the 2012 Election.[10]

County officials[edit]

Office Name Party
Commissioner Terry Thatcher Republican
Commissioner Charles Schwochow
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

[11]

Communities[edit]

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other communities[edit]

  • Bay View
  • Bayshore
  • Booktown
  • Busy Corners
  • Colby
  • Erlin
  • Fourmile House Corner
  • Sunset Harbor
  • Tinny
  • Upton
  • Vickery
  • Wales Corners
  • White's Landing
  • Wightmans Grove

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Other highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Sandusky County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ American Language Reprint database
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ 2008 presidential election results from Ohio
  9. ^ "2012 election results from Ohio". Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  10. ^ The White House - Obama's Path to Victory, Time, November 19, 2012: 16–17 
  11. ^ Sandusky County government

External links[edit]

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