Introduction to Bucyrus, Ohio

Bucyrus, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Mansfield metropolitan area. Bucyrus has a population of 13,224.

Bucyrus History

Bucyrus was founded by Samuel Norton. He arrived in this region in 1817. At that time, the area was unpopulated and occupied by a hardwood forest. The community was platted by Col. James Kilbourne, who named the town "Bucyrus." The name of the city was derived from two words - "Bu" meaning "Beautiful," and "Cyrus" in honor of the King of Persia, Cyrus the Great. During prohibition, a large number of gangsters, including Al Capone, used Bucyrus as a stopping point during their travels. Many of the underground street systems used for quick getaways exist to this day.

Bucyrus and nearby Attractions

  • Sears Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Crawford Antique Farm Museum
  • Harding Home
  • Mount Gilead State Park
  • Bucyrus Little Theatre
  • Lowe-Volk Nature Center

Things To Do In Bucyrus

At the Crawford Antique Farm Museum, visitors can enjoy a glimpse of the farming traditions of the past. The Historic Crawford County Courthouse is noted for its spectacular stained glass dome, while the Toledo & Ohio Central Train Station is a relic of the steam engine era of the 1800s. Painted by artist Eric Grohe, the Great American Crossroads Mural showcases 100 years of the city's history. The Liberty Remembers Mural and the Light Mural are also popular local spots. The Eyestone Flower Farm has a huge collection of Gladiolas, Celosias, Tulips, Oriental Lilies and Dutch Irises. Golfers can enjoy a round at the River Oaks Golf Course and the Valley View Golf Course. The 38-acre Lowe-Volk Nature Center includes interpretive exhibits and offers a view across the meadow and forest. Visitors can also take corn maze tours in the Iron Spring Farm Corn Maze.

Bucyrus Transportation

Port Columbus International is the nearest major airport.

Bucyrus Higher Education

Ashland University, Otterbein College and the University of Findlay are some of the nearby colleges and universities.


Total Population 12,140
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,557
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,848
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,792


Median Family Income $43,173
% Above Poverty Level 78.4%
% Below Poverty Level 21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $81,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.6%
Irish 17.8%

Bucyrus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Crawford
Metro Area Mansfield
Standard Zip Codes 44820
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.808
Longitude -82.975

Bucyrus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station TIFFIN
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bucyrus, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

New Winchester (44820)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attica 980 $50,288
Caledonia 742 $48,500
Chatfield 184 $46,771
Galion 10,314 $41,934

Bucyrus Public Libraries

Bucyrus Public Library
Bucyrus, Ohio
(419) 562-7327

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Bucyrus Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 562-4677
Emergency Service: Yes

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