Introduction to Ada, Ohio

Ada, Ohio, in Hardin county, is 58 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 63 miles S of Toledo, Ohio

Ada History

The Ohio Shawnee Native American tribe originally inhabited the region. In 1817, the natives signed the Treaty of Fort Meigs allowing them to secure reservation land in the Hog Creek area. According to records, the community of Ada was named in honor of the postmaster's daughter. Prior to this, the place was known as "Johnstown." The country's only football manufacturing facility, Wilson Sporting Goods, is based in Ada. The village was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Ada and Nearby Attractions

  • Organette House Mechanical Music Museum.
  • Harding Home.
  • Indian Lake State Park.
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
  • African Safari Wildlife Park.
  • Columbus Topiary Garden.

Things To Do In Ada

The Organette House Mechanical Music Museum features a collection of mechanical music and organettes, while the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum chronicles the state's contributions to space flight. Harding Home, Fort Amanda, and Lockington Locks are some of the historic sites in the region. Indian Lake State Park includes a nature center and offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping and picnicking. Columbus Topiary Garden, African Safari Wildlife Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium are among the other popular destinations in the area. Residents of Ada also celebrate the Ada Harvest & Herb Festival in September every year.

Ada Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Ada Higher Education

Ada is home to the Ohio Northern University. James A Rhodes State College, Bluffton College and University of Northwestern Ohio are the other colleges nearby.


Total Population 6,050
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,408
Age of the Population 21


% of people married 28%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $62,611
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 16.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 37.7%
Median Gross Rent $699
Median House Value $105,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.6%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ada Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 58 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 45810
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.769
Longitude -83.822

Ada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KENTON
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alger 686 $39,375
Beaverdam 468 $44,196
Harrod 440 $60,833
Jenera 221 $53,500
Lafayette 382 $67,391
McGuffey 451 $38,182

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ada Public Libraries

Ada Public School District Library
320 N. MAIN ST.
Ada, Ohio
(419) 634-5246
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Ada High Schools

Serves 387 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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