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Wauseon, Ohio
City
Buildings in downtown Wauseon
Buildings in downtown Wauseon
Motto: A City You'll Take To Heart
Location of Wauseon, Ohio
Location of Wauseon, Ohio
Location of Wauseon in Fulton County
Location of Wauseon in Fulton County
Country  USA
State  Ohio
County Fulton
Township Clinton
Area
 • Total 5.19 sq mi (13.44 km2)
 • Land 5.17 sq mi (13.39 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,332
 • Estimate (2015) 7,316
 • Density 1,418.2/sq mi (547.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43567
Area code(s) 419 and 567
FIPS code 39-81928
GNIS feature ID 1047628
Website www.cityofwauseon.com

Wauseon is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 7,332 at the 2010 census. It was named after Wauseon, a Potawatomi Native American chief who lived in the area before the founding of the state.

History

The first seat of justice in the county was Ottokee, because of its central location in the county; a wooden courthouse was built in 1851. Wauseon was platted 1854 when the railroad was extended to that point. The village was incorporated in 1859. With the commercial success that the railroad brought to Wauseon, it was designated county seat in 1871. The Fulton County Courthouse was built in 1872.

1851 Railroad map: Ottokee is the county seat of justice. 
1890 Railroad map: Wauseon is now the county seat. 

Geography

Wauseon is located at 41°33′8″N 84°8′21″W / 41.55222°N 84.13917°W / 41.55222; -84.13917 (41.552230, -84.139126).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.19 square miles (13.44 km2), of which 5.17 square miles (13.39 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 378
1870 1,474 289.9%
1880 1,905 29.2%
1890 2,060 8.1%
1900 2,148 4.3%
1910 2,650 23.4%
1920 3,035 14.5%
1930 2,889 −4.8%
1940 3,016 4.4%
1950 3,494 15.8%
1960 4,311 23.4%
1970 4,932 14.4%
1980 6,170 25.1%
1990 6,322 2.5%
2000 7,091 12.2%
2010 7,332 3.4%
Est. 2015 7,316 −0.2%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,332 people, 2,798 households, and 1,939 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,418.2 inhabitants per square mile (547.6/km2). There were 3,061 housing units at an average density of 592.1 per square mile (228.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.9% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 5.2% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.2% of the population.

There were 2,798 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 35.4 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,091 people, 2,706 households, and 1,875 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,437.6 people per square mile (555.3/km²). There were 2,851 housing units at an average density of 578.0 per square mile (223.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.77% White, 0.55% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.02% from other races, and 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.79% of the population.

There were 2,706 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,591, and the median income for a family was $48,981. Males had a median income of $32,645 versus $24,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,491. About 3.9% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

Parks & Attractions

Westbound Wabash Cannonball Trail, Rotary Park, Wauseon, Ohio
Westbound Wabash Cannonball Trail, Rotary Park, Wauseon, Ohio
  • Fulton County Fair, including the Fulton County 9/11 Memorial
  • Wabash Cannonball Trail which features 4 miles of paved trail in the city of Wauseon

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