Sandusky County, Ohio facts for kids
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Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||February 12, 1820|
|Named for||Sandusky River|
|• Total||418 sq mi (1,080 km2)|
|• Land||408 sq mi (1,060 km2)|
|• Water||9.3 sq mi (24 km2) 2.2%%|
|• Density||140.90/sq mi (54.40/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Sandusky County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is southeast of the Toledo Metropolitan Area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 58,896. Its county seat is Fremont. The county was formed on February 12, 1820, from portions of Huron County. The name is derived from the Wyandot word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saandusteecode: wya is deprecated ). The Sandusky River runs diagonally northeast through the county to its mouth on Sandusky Bay. The bay opens into Lake Erie.
The Fremont, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.
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.
- Ottawa County (north)
- Erie County (east)
- Huron County (southeast)
- Seneca County (south)
- Wood County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,944 people, 24,182 households, and 16,616 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 41.9% were German, 12.1% were Irish, 9.5% were English, and 7.1% were American.
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.
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.
- Ohio State Route 12
- Ohio State Route 18
- Ohio State Route 19
- Ohio State Route 51
- Ohio State Route 53
- Ohio State Route 101
- Ohio State Route 105
- Ohio State Route 300
- Ohio State Route 412
- Ohio State Route 510
- Ohio State Route 523
- Ohio State Route 582
- Ohio State Route 590
- Ohio State Route 600
- Ohio State Route 635
- Fremont Airport
- Sandusky County Regional Airport
- Green Creek
Places of interest
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