Wyandot County, Ohio

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Wyandot County, Ohio
Wyandot County Ohio Courthouse.JPG
Wyandot County Courthouse in Upper Sandusky
Seal of Wyandot County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Wyandot County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 3, 1845[1]
Named for the Wyandot people
Seat Upper Sandusky
Largest city Upper Sandusky
Area
 • Total 407.55 sq mi (1,056 km2)
 • Land 406.86 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Water 0.69 sq mi (2 km2), 0.17%
Population
 • (2010) 22,615
 • Density 55.6/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.wyandot.oh.us

Wyandot County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,615, which is a decrease of 1.3% from 22,908 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Upper Sandusky.[3] Its name comes from the Wyandot Indians and is variously translated from their language as "around the plains" and "dwellers on the peninsula".[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 407.55 square miles (1,055.5 km2), of which 406.86 square miles (1,053.8 km2) (or 99.83%) is land and 0.69 square miles (1.8 km2) (or 0.17%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 11,194
1860 15,596 39.3%
1870 18,553 19.0%
1880 22,395 20.7%
1890 21,722 −3.0%
1900 21,125 −2.7%
1910 20,760 −1.7%
1920 19,481 −6.2%
1930 19,036 −2.3%
1940 19,218 1.0%
1950 19,785 3.0%
1960 21,648 9.4%
1970 21,826 0.8%
1980 22,651 3.8%
1990 22,254 −1.8%
2000 22,908 2.9%
2010 22,615 −1.3%
Est. 2012 22,607 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 22,908 people, 8,882 households, and 6,270 families residing in the county. The population density was 56 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 9,324 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.91% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 19.5% American, 7.0% English and 6.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 8,882 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,839, and the median income for a family was $45,173. Males had a median income of $31,716 versus $22,395 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,170. About 3.80% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.20% of those under age 18 and 5.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Wyandot County is represented in the Ohio General Assembly by state Representative Jeff McClain, formerly Wyandot County Auditor, and state Senator Dave Burke. McClain represents the 82nd Ohio House district, which also includes all of Crawford County and part of northern Marion County, having served in the Ohio House since his election in November 2008. Burke represents the 26th Ohio Senate district, which includes parts or all of eight counties currently, having been appointed to the seat in July 2011.

Wyandot County has 3 County Commissioners that oversee the various County departments. Current Commissioners are: Michael Wheeler, Steven Seitz, and Joyce C. Morehart.[8]

Communities[edit]

Map of Wyandot County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Belle Vernon
  • Brownstown
  • Crawford
  • Deunquat
  • Edenville
  • Little Sandusky

Notable residents[edit]

Notable places, activities, and events[edit]

The largest solar energy farm in Ohio covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) adjacent to the Wyandot County airport. It has 159,000 ground-mounted solar panels, and can produce 12 megawatts. It was inaugurated on 19 August 2010, with Governor Ted Strickland.[10][11] It was developed by PSEG Energy.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Wyandot County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Wyandot County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Wyandot County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  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. ^ "Elected Officials". Wyandot County Courthouse Web Portal. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 
  10. ^ Ohio's Largest Solar Farm, solardaily.com, 24 August 2010, accessed 2 September 2010
  11. ^ Officials hail big solar farm, Jim Maurer, "The Courier" (Findlay, Ohio), 20 August 2010, accessed 2 September 2010
  12. ^ PSEG Wyandot, PSEG.com, accessed 2 September 2010

Coordinates: 40°51′N 83°18′W / 40.85°N 83.30°W / 40.85; -83.30