Introduction to Huron, Ohio

Huron, Ohio, in Erie county, is 19 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. There are an estimated 7,958 people in the city.

Huron History

Huron was part of the compensatory 'Firelands' or 'Sufferers' Lands' which was offered to the people of Connecticut when they lost their property to the British raiders during the American Revolutionary War. John Baptiste Flemmond, a trader, trapper, and interpreter, was the first settler of this region. Huron was incorporated as a village in 1809 and many years later as a city. In the 1830s, Huron became an important center for ship building. The port area was the pivot of industrial and commercial development in Huron.

Huron and Nearby Attractions

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Cedar Point
  • East Harbor State Park
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Huron

Museums in the area include Allen Memorial Art Museum, Edison Birthplace Museum, and Follett House Museum. Catawba Island State Park, East Harbor State Park, and Findley State Park have provisions for recreational activities like boating, hiking, biking, and camping. There are also a number of historic sites nearby, including the Cooke House, Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Trips may be planned to the African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point.

Huron Transportation

The nearest major airport is Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Huron Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Lorain County Community College, and Oberlin College.


Total Population 7,077
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 22.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,194
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 51.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $60,476
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $793
Median House Value $143,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 8.5%
Irish 16.4%

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

Huron Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Erie
Standard Zip Codes 44839
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.395
Longitude -82.555

Huron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 32 F
Apr Temp 40 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
Distance 9.4 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
Distance 19.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ceylon (44839)

Mitiwanga (44839)

Ruggles Beach (44839)

Shinrock (44839)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin Heights 531 $57,000
Milan 1,317 $75,694

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

Huron Public Libraries

Huron Public Library
Huron, Ohio
(419) 433-5009
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Huron High Schools

Serves 545 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.8

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