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Clyde, Ohio
Downtown Clyde, Ohio on South Main Street.
Downtown Clyde, Ohio on South Main Street.
Location of Clyde, Ohio
Location of Clyde, Ohio
Location of Clyde in Sandusky County
Location of Clyde in Sandusky County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Sandusky
 • Type council-manager
 • Total 5.28 sq mi (13.67 km2)
 • Land 5.22 sq mi (13.53 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
696 ft (212 m)
 • Total 6,325
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,180.10/sq mi (455.61/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-16308
GNIS feature ID 1056817

Clyde is a city in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States, located 8 miles southeast of Fremont. The population was 6,325 at the 2010 census. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Clyde as a Tree City USA.

The town is known for having served as inspiration for the setting of Sherwood Anderson's 1919 collection of short stories Winesburg, Ohio.


In the 1700s, the area of Ohio including present-day Clyde was inhabited by the Wyandot tribe. The first American settlers in the area arrived in 1820.

Clyde was named after Clyde, New York.

Early in the 20th Century, Clyde joined the automobile revolution, hosting the pioneering brass era company, Elmore Manufacturing Company.

The Whirlpool Corporation purchased the Clyde Porcelain Steel Co. in 1952 and began producing washing machines there and then purchased the adjacent property of the Bendix Corporation in 1954, that produced belt-driven washing machines, making it the sole producer of washing machines in the area for the next six decades.


Clyde is located at 41°18′18″N 82°58′36″W / 41.30500°N 82.97667°W / 41.30500; -82.97667 (41.304912, -82.976529).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.09 square miles (13.18 km2), of which 5.04 square miles (13.05 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 701
1880 2,380
1890 2,327 −2.2%
1900 2,515 8.1%
1910 2,815 11.9%
1920 3,099 10.1%
1930 3,159 1.9%
1940 3,174 0.5%
1950 4,083 28.6%
1960 4,826 18.2%
1970 5,503 14.0%
1980 5,489 −0.3%
1990 5,776 5.2%
2000 6,064 5.0%
2010 6,325 4.3%
2019 (est.) 6,166 −2.5%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,325 people, 2,484 households, and 1,687 families living in the city. The population density was 1,255.0 inhabitants per square mile (484.6/km2). There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 537.1 per square mile (207.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.

There were 2,484 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.


Clyde is the home of a Whirlpool Corporation plant.


Clyde is served by the Clyde-Green Springs school district. The nickname for Clyde's school sports teams is the Clyde Fliers, with the mascot being a jet plane sporting the school colors (Gold and royal blue).


  • Clyde High School (Grades 9–12)
  • Clyde Elementary School (Grades K-4)
  • Green Springs Elementary (Grades K-5)
  • McPherson Middle School (Grades 6–8)
  • Harvest Temple Christian Academy (Grades K-12, Preschool, day care)

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