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Sandusky County
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont
Official seal of Sandusky County
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Map of Ohio highlighting Sandusky County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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Ohio's location within the U.S.
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Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded February 12, 1820
Named for Sandusky River
Seat Fremont
Largest city Fremont
Area
 • Total 418 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Land 408 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Water 9.3 sq mi (24 km2)  2.2%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 58,896
 • Density 140.90/sq mi (54.40/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 4th

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: saandustee ). 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.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
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%
2020 58,896 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020

2010 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.

Transportation

Major highways

Other highways

  • OH-12.svg Ohio State Route 12
  • OH-18.svg Ohio State Route 18
  • OH-19.svg Ohio State Route 19
  • OH-51.svg Ohio State Route 51
  • OH-53.svg Ohio State Route 53
  • OH-101.svg Ohio State Route 101
  • OH-105.svg Ohio State Route 105
  • OH-300.svg Ohio State Route 300
  • OH-412.svg Ohio State Route 412
  • OH-510.svg Ohio State Route 510
  • OH-523.svg Ohio State Route 523
  • OH-582.svg Ohio State Route 582
  • OH-590.svg Ohio State Route 590
  • OH-600.svg Ohio State Route 600
  • OH-635.svg Ohio State Route 635

Airports

  • Fremont Airport
  • Sandusky County Regional Airport

Communities

Map of Sandusky County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Sandusky County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

  • Ballville
  • Green Creek
  • Jackson
  • Madison
  • Rice
  • Riley
  • Sandusky
  • Scott
  • Townsend
  • Washington
  • Woodville
  • York

Census-designated places

Other communities

Places of interest

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