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

408 sq mi (1,057 km²)
407 sq mi (1,054 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

22,615
56/sq mi (22/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. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,615.[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]

It was formed from parts of Crawford, Marion, Hardin and Hancock Counties on February 3rd, 1845.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 408 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 407 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
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. 2015 22,243 [6] −2.9%
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 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.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 22,615 people, 9,091 households, and 6,236 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 55.6 inhabitants per square mile (21.5 /km2). There were 9,870 housing units at an average density of 24.3 per square mile (9.4 /km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 96.9% white, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 1.1% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 43.3% were German, 11.8% were American, 11.2% were Irish, and 8.6% were English.[14]

Of the 9,091 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families, and 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 40.5 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,216 and the median income for a family was $57,461. Males had a median income of $40,320 versus $30,027 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,553. About 4.6% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.[15]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential election results[16]
Year Republican Democrat
2012 58,29% 6,180 39.02% 4,137
2008 56.99% 6,270 40.55% 4,461
2004 65.69% 7,254 33.58% 3,708
2000 62.21% 6,113 34.57% 3,397

GovernmentEdit

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 three county commissioners who oversee the various county departments. Current commissioners are: Michael Wheeler, Steven Seitz and Joyce C. Morehart.[17]

CommunitiesEdit

Map of Wyandot County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Wyandot County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

CityEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Notable places, activities, and eventsEdit

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.[19][20] It was developed by PSEG Energy.[21]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Wyandot County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Wyandot.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39175.html. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Wyandot County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39175&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. Template:Cbignore
  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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.census.gov%2Fprod%2Fwww%2Fdecennial.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. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/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/DPDP1/0500000US39175. 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.CY07/0500000US39175. 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/DP02/0500000US39175. 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/DP03/0500000US39175. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/. Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  17. ^ "Elected Officials". Wyandot County Courthouse Web Portal. http://www.co.wyandot.oh.us/electedof.php. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 
  19. ^ Ohio's Largest Solar Farm, solardaily.com, 24 August 2010, accessed 2 September 2010
  20. ^ Officials hail big solar farm, Jim Maurer, "The Courier" (Findlay, Ohio), 20 August 2010, accessed 2 September 2010
  21. ^ PSEG Wyandot, PSEG.com, accessed 2 September 2010

External linksEdit

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


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