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Rossford, Ohio
Gateway to the Eagle Point Colony neighborhood
Gateway to the Eagle Point Colony neighborhood
Location of Rossford, Ohio
Location of Rossford, Ohio
Location of Rossford in Wood County
Location of Rossford in Wood County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Wood
 • Total 5.20 sq mi (13.46 km2)
 • Land 5.17 sq mi (13.40 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
617 ft (188 m)
 • Total 6,293
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,268.26/sq mi (489.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-68686
GNIS feature ID 1049137

Rossford is a city in Wood County, Ohio, United States, located along the Maumee River in the Toledo metropolitan area. The population was 6,293 at the 2010 census. The town includes the intersection of Interstate 75 and the Ohio Turnpike. Rossford Public Library and WPAY serve the community.

Rossford was founded as a company town by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford purchased 173 acres (0.70 km2) along the Maumee River to build the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company.

As workers came to the factory, Ford named the resulting town "Rossford" by combining the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross, with his. Shortly after the foundation of the plant, Ford built the Ford Club next to the plant, so workers could socialize. In 1998, Rossford's centennial, the town built a memorial next to the Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town. The centennial was marked by a street fair, parade, concert, and several other accommodations.

Edward Ford's father John Baptiste Ford earlier founded Ford City, Pennsylvania as a plate glass company town.


Rossford is located at 41°35′37″N 83°34′5″W / 41.59361°N 83.56806°W / 41.59361; -83.56806 (41.593717, -83.568047).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.33 square miles (13.80 km2), of which 5.02 square miles (13.00 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 3,912
1950 3,963 1.3%
1960 4,408 11.2%
1970 5,302 20.3%
1980 5,978 12.7%
1990 5,861 −2.0%
2000 6,406 9.3%
2010 6,293 −1.8%
2019 (est.) 6,562 4.3%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,293 people, 2,568 households, and 1,705 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,253.6 inhabitants per square mile (484.0/km2). There were 2,800 housing units at an average density of 557.8 per square mile (215.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 1.7% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 2,568 households, of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 39.1 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.


In early 2019, Medical Mutual announced it was moving its Toledo office to Rossford. Also in 2019 Amazon began building a fulfillment center in Rossford.


Rossford's school system includes the following:

Active schools

  • Rossford High School (9-12)
  • Rossford Junior High School (6-8)
  • Rossford Elementary School (PreK-5)
  • All Saints Catholic School (K-8)

Defunct schools

  • Alter Elementary (now All Saints Catholic School)
  • Indian Hills School (opened 1970, closed 2014)
  • Lime City School (grades varied, the building was closed in 1982 and demolished in 2013)
  • Walnut Street School (demolished)
  • Glenwood School (Renovated into Rossford Elementary)
  • Eagle Point School

Notable people

  • Jonathan Bennett, actor
  • Dasit (real name David Shinavar), rapper and contestant on Ego Trip's The (White) Rapper Show
  • Erick Iskersky, professional tennis player
  • Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Founder of American Atheists, graduated from Rossford High School
  • Johnny Paris (ne John Pocisk), musician
  • John Payak, professional basketball player
  • Eddie Platt, musician
  • Dennis Richmond, news anchor

See also

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