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Wauseon, Ohio
Buildings in downtown Wauseon
Buildings in downtown Wauseon
Motto(s): 
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 5.35 sq mi (13.85 km2)
 • Land 5.32 sq mi (13.78 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
771 ft (235 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,332
 • Estimate 
(2019)
7,410
 • Density 1,392.86/sq mi (537.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43567
Area code(s) 419 and 567
FIPS code 39-81928
GNIS feature ID 1047628

Wauseon ( waw-SEE-on) is a city in and the county seat of Fulton County, Ohio, United States approximately 31 mi (51 km) west of Toledo. The population was 7,332 at the 2010 census.

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.

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%
2019 (est.) 7,410 1.1%
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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.

Parks & Attractions

Westbound Wabash Cannonball Trail, Rotary Park, Wauseon, Ohio
Westbound Wabash Cannonball Trail, Rotary Park, Wauseon, Ohio

Education

Schools

Wauseon Exempted Village School District operates four schools within the city: a primary school, elementary school, middle school, and Wauseon High School.

Library

The library was originally funded by tycoon and entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie in 1906. In 2005, the library loaned more than 238,000 items to its 20,000 cardholders. Total holdings in 2005 were over 91,000 volumes with over 210 periodical subscriptions. From 2016 to 2017 the library underwent a major renovation, fixing the crumbling foundation of the library building. The library temporarily moved out to the former location of Bill's Lockeroom on Shoop Avenue until mid April 2017 before moving back in to the original library building on Elm Street.

Notable people

Black History Month on Kiddle
African-American Astronauts:
Stephanie Wilson
Charles Bolden
Ronald McNair
Frederick D. Gregory
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