Introduction to Bryan, Ohio

Bryan, Ohio, in Williams county, is 38 miles NE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center) and 53 miles W of Toledo, Ohio. About 8,333 people live in Bryan.

Bryan History

Bryan was named in honor of John A. Bryan, a state politician. It was settled in 1840 and became a village in 1841. Reincorporated as a city in 1941, Bryan was chosen as the county seat of Williams County, because its population was the greatest and because of its' greater commercial and industrial importance.

Bryan and Nearby Attractions

  • Garver Park
  • Sauder Farm & Craft Village
  • Independence Dam State Park
  • Fountain City Historic District
  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Things To Do In Bryan

Roseland Park, Maple Grove Park, Fountain City Park, and Israel Gardens Butterfly Park are several parks in Bryan. Local Churches include the First Church of Christ, Bryan Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and Memorial United Brethren Church. Sauder Farm & Craft Village is a museum with costumed guides who recount the way of life 100 years ago. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory is another attraction not far from Bryan.

Bryan Transportation

Flights are available from Fort Wayne International Airport.

Bryan Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, Tri-State University, and Northwest State Community College.


Total Population 8,523
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,561
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,137
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,446
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,186


Median Family Income $45,722
% Above Poverty Level 81.7%
% Below Poverty Level 18.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $623
Median House Value $96,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 12.6%

Bryan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County Williams
Standard Zip Codes 43506
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.474
Longitude -84.552

Bryan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blakeslee 63 $61,250
Edgerton 2,168 $55,781

Bryan Public Libraries

Williams Co Public Library
107 E. HIGH ST.
Bryan, Ohio
(419) 636-6734
Library Web Site

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Bryan Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 636-1131
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

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