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Overview

Introduction to Rossford, Ohio

Rossford, Ohio, in Wood county, is 3 miles S of Toledo, Ohio. The city, which is part of the Toledo metropolitan statistical area (MSA) has about 6,406 residents.

Rossford History

The city of Rossford was founded by Edward Ford, who owned the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford bought 173 acres around the Maumee River and built the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. Slowly workers came to work in the factory and to live in the town. Ford named the area Rossford, by combining his name with the last name of Caroline Ross, his second wife.

Rossford and Nearby Attractions

  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Fallen Timbers
  • Maumee Bay State Park
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Toledo Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Rossford

There are several museums near Rossford including the Toledo Museum of Art and COSI (Center of Science & Industry). Canal boat rides may be enjoyed at the Providence Metropark. Secor Metropark, Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Pearson Metropark, and Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge are several parks nearby. A trip may be planned to the Toledo Zoo, which is a popular attraction in the area.

Rossford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Detroit Metropolitan International Airport.

Rossford Higher Education

University Of Toledo, Owens Community College, and Bowling Green State University are located near the city of Rossford.

People

Total Population 6,434
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,243
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $39,310
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $50,990
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,212

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,583
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $659
Median House Value $139,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 13.7%

Rossford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 3 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Wood
Metro Area Toledo
Standard Zip Codes 43460
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.609
Longitude -83.564

Rossford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station TOLEDO BLADE
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station TOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station MONROE
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Maumee 14,148 $70,889

Rossford Public Libraries

Library
Rossford Public Library
720 DIXIE HIGHWAY
Rossford, Ohio
(419) 666-0924
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701 SUPERIOR ST
419-666-5262
Serves 640 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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