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Overview

Introduction to Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie county, is 27 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 46 miles E of Toledo, Ohio. There are 27,844 residents in the city.

Sandusky History

Originally, Sandusky was inhabited by the Seneca Native Americans. In fact, the area derived its name from an Indian term meaning "cold water". However, some also believe it was named after a Polish fur trader called Antoni Sadowski or Jacob Sodowsky. The Fort Sandusky was built around 1794. The area was first settled in by whites in 1816.

Sandusky and nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Point
  • Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • Merry-Go-Round Museum

Things To Do In Sandusky

Visitors can pay a visit to the Sandusky Boat Ramp, where boat launching facilities are available. The city also has several parks and playgrounds such as Huron Park, Facer Park, Churchwell Park (MacArthur), Schaeffer Park, and Washington Park. In addition, Sandusky offers facilities for ice skating, picnic shelter, swimming, skateboarding, volleyball, and golfing.

Sandusky Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lorain County Regional Airport.

Sandusky Higher Education

Ohio Business College, Lorain County Community College, and Oberlin College offer higher studies to the citizens of Sandusky.

People

Total Population 25,488
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 11,377
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 36%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,494
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,635

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,928
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.1%
Median Gross Rent $633
Median House Value $81,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.6%
Irish 14.1%

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

Sandusky Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles E of Toledo, Ohio
County Erie
Standard Zip Codes 44870
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44871
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.448
Longitude -82.708

Sandusky 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 SANDUSKY
Distance 0.5 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
Station NORWALK WWTP
Distance 13.5 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
Station OBERLIN
Distance 28.5 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, Sandusky, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bloomingville (44870)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay View 566 $62,500
Castalia 808 $74,063
Huron 7,077 $60,476
Kelleys Island 138 $57,375
Marblehead 933 $90,688
Milan 1,317 $75,694

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

Sandusky Public Libraries

Library
Sandusky Public Library
114 W. ADAMS ST.
Sandusky, Ohio
(419) 625-3834
Library Web Site

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Sandusky Hospitals

FIRELANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-MAIN CAMPUS
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1101 DECATUR ST
(419) 626-7400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sandusky High Schools

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SANDUSKY HIGH SCHOOL
2130 HAYES AVE
419-621-2743
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,236 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

PERKINS HIGH SCHOOL
3714 CAMPBELL ST
419-625-1252
Serves 761 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

BARKER
1925 BARKER ST
419-627-8124
A Special Education School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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