Introduction to Fremont, Ohio

Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky county, is 31 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio. The city contains a population of approximately 17,375.

Fremont History

The area was established in the year 1817 under the name of the "Lower Sandusky" town. However, this naming resulted in major confusion for postal delivery as there were two other places in Ohio by the name of "sandusky" and "Upper Sandusky". In 1849, the name was changed to Fremont in honor of the explorer and presidential candidate, John C. Fremont. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated the city of Fremont as a "Tree City USA". Among the former residents of Freemont was the 19th president of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes.

Fremont and nearby Attractions

  • Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center Library
  • Fremont City Hall
  • Fremont Yacht Club
  • Ebenezer Church of God in Christ
  • Minnow Creek
  • Spiegel Grove State Park

Things To Do In Fremont

In Fremont, one can visit the city halls and public libraries to learn more about the history of the city. Some of the other notable attractions in Fremont are the fire stations, the Sandusky County Jail, and the Sandusky County Courthouse. The Sandusky County Fairgrounds hosts a variety of flea markets, fairs, and racer's swaps that are very popular among tourists as well as residents of the city. Visitors can also take a trip to the various churches and cemeteries lining the streets of this city. The Spiegel Grove State Park, the Stephenson Park, the Anderson Field, and the Roger Young Memorial Park are among the parks offering recreational opportunities to be enjoyed by both adults and children. Enthusiastic shoppers will enjoy browsing through the shops at Fremont Plaza Shopping Center and the Potter Village Shopping Center.

Fremont Transportation

Toledo Express Airport offers air transportation facilities.

Fremont Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are available at the local Terra State Community College. Other institutes nearby include the Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, the University of Toledo, and the University of Findlay.


Total Population 16,484
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,838
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.6%
Median Earnings25+ $26,269
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,563


Median Family Income $41,730
% Above Poverty Level 73.8%
% Below Poverty Level 26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $618
Median House Value $81,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.8%
Irish 9.5%

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

Fremont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Sandusky
Standard Zip Codes 43420
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.35
Longitude -83.121

Fremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.2 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 16.3 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 26.9 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
Bettsville 642 $52,500
Burgoon 161 $63,750
Clyde 6,305 $55,290
Green Springs 1,530 $59,583
Helena 242 $48,750
Lindsey 557 $66,750

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

Fremont Public Libraries

Birchard Public Library Of Sandusky County
Fremont, Ohio
(419) 334-7101
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Fremont Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 334-6617
Emergency Service: Yes

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