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Swanton, Ohio
SwantonMainStreet-snow.jpg Downtown Swanton, Ohio.JPG
Top: Downtown Swanton, looking south
Bottom: Downtown Swanton, looking north.
"Honoring the past - Committed to the future!"
Location of Swanton, Ohio
Location of Swanton, Ohio
Location of Swanton in Fulton County
Location of Swanton in Fulton County
Country United States
State Ohio
Counties Fulton, Lucas
Townships Fulton, Swan Creek, Swanton
 • Total 3.42 sq mi (8.85 km2)
 • Land 3.38 sq mi (8.75 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
682 ft (208 m)
 • Total 3,690
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,142.43/sq mi (441.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 419 Exchanges: 826, 825
FIPS code 39-75896
GNIS feature ID 1061667

Swanton is a village located in Fulton and Lucas counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 3,897 at the 2020 census.


A post office called Swanton has been in operation since 1827. The village takes its name from nearby Swan Creek.


Swanton is located at 41°35′14″N 83°53′29″W / 41.587194°N 83.891259°W / 41.587194; -83.891259 (41.587194, -83.891259).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.13 square miles (8.11 km2), of which 3.09 square miles (8.00 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 335
1890 508 51.6%
1900 887 74.6%
1910 1,058 19.3%
1920 1,248 18.0%
1930 1,505 20.6%
1940 1,594 5.9%
1950 1,740 9.2%
1960 2,306 32.5%
1970 2,927 26.9%
1980 3,424 17.0%
1990 3,557 3.9%
2000 3,307 −7.0%
2010 3,690 11.6%
2019 (est.) 3,858 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,690 people, 1,409 households, and 1,018 families living in the village. The population density was 1,194.2 inhabitants per square mile (461.1/km2). There were 1,498 housing units at an average density of 484.8 per square mile (187.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.1% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 1,409 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.8% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 38 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Swanton's Parks

Swanton Memorial Park is home to one of E. M. Viquesney's "Spirit of the American Doughboy" statues. The sculpture was one of several donated as a gift by France to U.S. cities that had lost many soldiers during World War I. It is described as a "Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a grenade in his raised proper right hand and a rifle in his proper left hand." The Smithsonian Institution Research Information System lists the statue as being installed in 1926, "administered by City of Swanton, Parks Division, Swanton, Ohio." Also according to the Smithsonian, the inscription on the statue reads as follows: "Spirit of the/American Doughboy"/copyrighted by E. M. Viquesney/Georgia (On stone base:) SWANTON REMEMBERS/TO THE MEMORY/OF THE/VALIANT SONS OF/SWANTON & COMMUNITY/WORLD WAR/1917-1918/THIS MEMORIAL IS/LOVINGLY DEDICATED/WE HOLD THEM IN OUR/GRATEFUL HEARTS WITH/REVERENCE AND HONOR/FOREVER/ERECTED 1926 unsigned.

Memorial Park is home to recreation facilities including several baseball diamonds. Ai Creek runs through it. It also has a few soccer fields. land was donated for use by the McNeill family.

Pilliod Park is located next to Swanton Public Library and is home to Swanton's red caboose, several gazebos, and a paved walkway. During the winter holiday it is home to Swanton's festive light display.

Rotary Park is an offset of Pilliod Park.

Swanton Corn Festival

Swanton is home to an annual Corn Festival, occurring in late August. The festival has a parade, volleyball competition, singing contest, car show, much food and other festivities, along with the annual All Class high school reunion.


Public education in Swanton is administered by Swanton Local Schools. St. Richard Catholic School is a private institution. Swanton Public Library is the village's lending library.

Notable people

  • Roy Beecher, MLB pitcher
  • Emerson Cole, NFL fullback and wide receiver
  • Karl Koepfer, NFL player
  • Richard B. McQuade Jr., attorney and federal judge
  • Paul Schudel, NFL player and coach

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