Introduction to Galion, Ohio

Galion, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 54 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Mansfield metropolitan area. Galion has a population of 11,341.

Galion History

The first settlers arrived in Galion sometime around 1817. One of the earlier names of this area was Greensburg. It had its first post office in 1824 and was given its present name at that time. The name was suggested by a postmaster and other suggested names could not be used because post offices by those names already existed in Ohio.

Galion and nearby Attractions

  • Heise Park
  • South Park
  • Powers Reservoir
  • Galion Country Club
  • The Emmer Gallery
  • Galion Community Theater Inc.

Things To Do In Galion

There are a number of parks in the city where one can relax or participate in fitness activities. Some of the parks also have facilities for playing various sports. The city also has a swimming pool which is quite popular with the residents. The nearby reservoirs are also quite popular spots for picnics.

Galion Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport has air transportation facilities.

Galion Higher Education

One can find opportunities for obtaining higher education at Ashland University, Otterbein College, and Denison University.


Total Population 10,227
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 3,886
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $40,841
% Above Poverty Level 79%
% Below Poverty Level 21%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 32.5%
Median Gross Rent $611
Median House Value $67,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 16.7%

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

Galion Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 54 miles N of Columbus, Ohio
County Crawford
Metro Area Mansfield
Standard Zip Codes 44833
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.733
Longitude -82.79

Galion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Distance 10.9 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 19.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Blooming Grove (44833)

Sugar Grove Lake (44833)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bucyrus 12,045 $44,067
Caledonia 617 $50,909
Crestline 4,472 $46,941
Lexington 5,712 $73,892

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

Galion Public Libraries

Galion Public Library Association
Galion, Ohio
(419) 468-3203
Library Web Site

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Galion Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(419) 468-4841
Emergency Service: Yes

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Galion High Schools

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Serves 715 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

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