|— City —|
|Motto: A City You'll Take To Heart|
|• Mayor||Doug Shaw (R)|
|• Total||5.19 sq mi (13.44 km2)|
|• Land||5.17 sq mi (13.39 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||771 ft (235 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||7,301|
|• Density||1,418.2/sq mi (547.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1047628|
Wauseon is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,332 at the 2010 census. It was named after Wauseon, a Potawatomi Native American who lived in the area before the founding of the state.
- Wauseon was laid out on March 1854 and named by J. H. Sargent, Esq. in honor of one of the principal Chiefs of the Ottawa Nation.
- Wauseon, the Indian Chief --one fourth white blood--was removed by the Government west of the Mississippi and died in 1849. He was a noble Indian and highly respected. He stood six feet three inches in his moccasins, and was of fine form and well proportioned. The first building was erected on the fourth of April 1854. The proprietors of the town were Nat. Leggett, J. H. Sargent, William H. Hall and E. L. Barber.
- The first train of cars passed through the place on the Air Line Road on the 20th day of July, 1854, at which time the population of the village was fifteen persons.
- The first hotel in Wauseon was named the "Estelle House". The first land for a home in Wauseon was bought from Lorenzo Dow Bayes uncle Tom Bayes.
- The first church was erected in the summer of 1855, by the Methodists. In the year 1863 and 1864, the Disciples built a Church; in 1864 the Congregationalists erected a church. In 1874 and 1875 the Methodists erected their present large and commodious church. In 1875 the Catholics fitted up their church, and in 1868 the Baptists built their church.
- The first fire engine was purchased in 1863, and in 1875 a magnificent fire engine was purchased. Both good and used in case of necessity. The petition praying for the organization of Wauseon into an incorporated Village was received & filed with A. C. Hough, County Auditor, on April 11th, 1857. The approval of the Commissioners of the County, Stephen Houghton, Joseph Ely, and George Taft was given at Ottokee, June 13th, 1857.
- The first Council comprised the following members; Mayor, Nat Leggett; Recorder, E. L. Barber; and councilmen, James Cornell, M. D. Munn, Thomas Scott, E. L. Hayes and Anson Huntington. The first meeting of the Council was held September 28th, 1858.
- The population of the village in 1860 was three hundred and fifty persons, the present population is about seven thousand. The first white settler and actual resident of the site of Wauseon, was John Newcomer, who emigrated to the then wilderness in May 1844, and erected a log cabin and commenced the work of cleaning up and improving his farm, on which are now laid out two additions to the village of Wauseon.
Wauseon is the county seat of Fulton County, Ohio. It is located at (41.552230, -84.139126).
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 7,332 people, 2,798 households, and 1,939 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,418.2 inhabitants per square mile (547.6 /km2). There were 3,061 housing units at an average density of 592.1 per square mile (228.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 5.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.2% of the population.
There were 2,798 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.
The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.
2000 census 
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,091 people, 2,706 households, and 1,875 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,437.6 people per square mile (555.3/km²). There were 2,851 housing units at an average density of 578.0 per square mile (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.77% White, 0.55% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.02% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.79% of the population.
There were 2,706 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,591, and the median income for a family was $48,981. Males had a median income of $32,645 versus $24,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,491. About 3.9% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Wauseon Primary School grades K-2
- Wauseon Elementary School grades 3-5
- Wauseon Middle School grades 6-8
- Wauseon High School, grades 9-12
Wauseon is served by the Wauseon Public Library. In 2005, the library loaned more than 238,000 items to its 20,000 cardholders. Total holdings in 2005 were over 91,000 volumes with over 210 periodical subscriptions.
Notable residents 
- Jon Lugbill, American slalom canoer who competed from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
- Barney Oldfield, legendary car racer in the early 1900s
- Rick Volk, member of the Baltimore Colts Super Bowl III and V (champions) teams.
Radio stations 
TV Stations 
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Monagon, George P., and Liscombe, George M., Wauseon's Early History, 1877. (copyright expired)
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. Retrieved November 10, 2006.
- Wauseon High School 2007 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees. (n.d.). Retrieved December 4, 2007, from http://www.wauseon.k12.oh.us/Hall_of_Fame/Rick%20Volk.pdf
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- Wauseon Public Schools
- Wauseon Reporter, a local newspaper