Introduction to Clyde, Ohio

Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky county, is 39 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio. The city has a population of 6,064.

Clyde History

The area now known as Clyde was originally named "Centreville". According to tradition, the community was founded by a young lieutenant who fought in the Indian wars. Sherwood Anderson, the American short story writer, was a resident of Clyde, and the city even served as a setting for his collection titled "Winesburg, Ohio". In the early 1900s, the city became involved in the automobile revolution. It was home to the Elmore Manufacturing Company, the pioneering brass era company.

Clyde and Nearby Attractions

  • Clyde Historical Museum
  • McPherson Home
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • Catawba Island State Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Cherry Street Park

Things To Do In Clyde

The Clyde Historical Museum houses a collection of historical treasures of the region. The Civil War hero General James B. McPherson's home is one place of historic interest. Heritage Hall, which is Clyde's Old Village Hall, dates back to the 1880s. Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center, Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site, and Cooke House are some of the other museums and historic sites in the area. Cherry Street Park, Hendricks Park, Gus Wolf Park, and Paden Park are the parks in the city. Activities like boating, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking, and camping can also be enjoyed at the nearby East Harbor State Park, and Catawba Island State Park. Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, African Safari Wildlife Park, and Cedar Point amusement park are other popular destinations near Clyde. In addition, the community hosts the Clyde Country Fair in September every year.

Clyde Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Sandusky County Regional Airport.

Clyde Higher Education

Colleges close to Clyde are Terra State Community College, Heidelberg College, Bowling Green State University - Firelands, and Tiffin University.


Total Population 6,350
Male Share of the Population 53%
Female Share of the Population 47%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,238
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 56.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $34,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,299


Median Family Income $56,483
% Above Poverty Level 87.2%
% Below Poverty Level 12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $95,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 13.7%

Clyde Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 39 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Sandusky
Standard Zip Codes 43410
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.304
Longitude -82.975

Clyde Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Station TIFFIN
Distance 16.4 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
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 8,157 $60,401
Bettsville 666 $50,208
Castalia 887 $73,750
Fremont 16,555 $40,815
Green Springs 1,392 $55,556

Clyde Public Libraries

Clyde Public Library
Clyde, Ohio
(419) 547-7174
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