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Sandusky County, Ohio
Sandusky County Ohio Courthouse
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 USA OH
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
 - Land
 - Water

418 sq mi (1,083 km²)
408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
9.3 sq mi (24 km²), 2.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

60,944
149/sq mi (58/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website http://www.sandusky-county.com/

Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,944.[2] Its county seat is Fremont.[3] The county was formed on February 12, 1820 from portions of Huron County. It is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).[4]

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

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,060 km2) is land and 9.3 square miles (24 km2) (2.2%) is water.[5]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
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. 2015 59,679 [6] −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[2]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[11] 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.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,944 people, 24,182 households, and 16,616 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 149.2 inhabitants per square mile (57.6 /km2). There were 26,390 housing units at an average density of 64.6 per square mile (24.9 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 91.2% white, 2.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.8% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.9% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 12.1% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 7.1% were American.[14]

Of the 24,182 households, 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 40.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,056 and the median income for a family was $57,500. Males had a median income of $42,582 versus $31,257 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,286. About 7.2% of families and 10.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[15]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential election results[16]
Year Republican Democrat
2012 47.28% 13,755 49.98% 14,541
2008 46.72% 14,192 51.36% 15,602
2004 55.92% 16,224 43.72% 12,686
2000 53.21% 13,699 43.30% 11,146

Government and politicsEdit

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.[17] This was repeated in the 2012 U.S. presidential election when the plurality of 50%-48% supported the incumbent, President Obama.[18]

Time magazine listed Sandusky as one of five critical counties in the 2012 Election.[19]

County officialsEdit

Office Name Party
Commissioner Terry Thatcher Republican
Commissioner Charles Schwochow Republican
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 Jerri Miller 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
[20]

TransportationEdit

Major highwaysEdit

Other highwaysEdit

AirportsEdit

CommunitiesEdit

Map of Sandusky County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other communitiesEdit

Places of interestEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Sandusky County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Sandusky.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39143.html. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ American Language Reprint database
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2015/CO-EST2015-alldata.html. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39143. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39143. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39143. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39143. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  17. ^ 2008 presidential election results from Ohio
  18. ^ "2012 election results from Ohio". http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/states/ohio. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "The White House - Obama's Path to Victory", Time: 16–17, November 19, 2012 
  20. ^ Sandusky County government

External linksEdit

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


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