Introduction to Napoleon, Ohio

Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry county, is 35 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, 9,318 people lived in Napoleon.

Napoleon History

Set along the Maumee River, Napolean is the county seat of Henry County. It was founded in 1834, and was formally incorporated in 1950. The community is named in honor of Napoleon Bonaparte, and Henry County is named after Patrick Henry.

Napoleon and Nearby Attractions

  • Henry County Fairground
  • Sauder Farm & Craft Village
  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Mary Jane Thurston State Park
  • Farnsworth Metropark
  • Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

Things To Do In Napoleon

The community celebrates the Henry County Fair in August. Fallen Timbers, a memorial established in remembrance of Major General Anthony Wayne, his troops, and their victory in the battle of 1794, is a well known historic site that is visited. Parks with recreational opportunities include Secor Metropark, Oak Openings Preserve Metropark, and Independence Dam State Park. Mary Jane Thurton State Park has a hiking trail, picnic areas, camping grounds, and provisions for fishing and boating. A trip may be planned to Toledo Zoo, but it is some distance from the city.

Napoleon Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Napoleon Higher Education

Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College, and University Of Toledo are located nearby.


Total Population 8,940
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,168
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.7%
Median Earnings25+ $34,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,830
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,100


Median Family Income $55,121
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $657
Median House Value $101,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 9.2%

Napoleon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 35 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio
County Henry
Standard Zip Codes 43545
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43550
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.392
Longitude -84.125

Napoleon 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 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.1 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Okolona (43545, 43550)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hamler 674 $60,179
Holgate 1,210 $54,836
Liberty Center 1,133 $68,500
Malinta 251 $56,667
McClure 759 $45,658

Napoleon Public Libraries

Napoleon Public Library
Napoleon, Ohio
(419) 592-2531

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Napoleon Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
11600 STATE ROUTE 424
(419) 592-4015
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

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