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Overview

Introduction to St. Marys, Ohio

St. Marys, Ohio, in Auglaize county, is 52 miles NW of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 83 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is located in the Lima metropolitan area and has a population of 8,342.

St. Marys History

Originally the city was named Kettletown after a Native American village in the same area. It was also named Girty's Town and Fort Barbee prior to being given its current name of St. Marys. From 1824 to 1840, the city was the county seat of Mercer County. St. Marys was legally established in 1823 and was incorporated in 1834. It became a city in 1904.

St. Marys and Nearby Attractions

  • Ouabache State Park
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Auglaize County Historical Society - Mooney Museum
  • Fort Amanda
  • Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

Things To Do In St. Marys

Grand Lake St. Mary's has a large recreational area with facilities for camping, boating, fishing, and swimming. Miami & Erie Canal is also a popular location because of its scenic beauty and recreational opportunities. Auglaize County Historical Society - Mooney Museum displays artifacts and photographs of early Auglaize history. St Mary's Memorial Park is located beside St. Mary's River on the west and the Miami & Erie Canal on the north side. Parks such as Indian Lake State Park, Kiser Lake State Park, and Buck Creek State Park are also located near St. Mary's.

St. Marys Transportation

Flights are available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.

St. Marys Higher Education

The nearest colleges to the city are Ohio Northern University, Wright State University-Main Campus, and Sinclair Community College.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

St Marys Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NW of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio
County Auglaize
Metro Area Lima
Standard Zip Codes 45885
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.542
Longitude -84.389

St Marys 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 CELINA 3 NE
Distance 7.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.8 inches
Station LIMA WWTP
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station BERNE
Distance 30.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buckland 304 $50,000
Chickasaw 363 $66,250
Kettlersville 184 $66,875

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

St Marys Public Libraries

Library
St. Marys Community Library
140 S. CHESTNUT ST.
St Marys, Ohio
(419) 394-7471
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St Marys Hospitals

JOINT TOWNSHIP DISTRICT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
200 SAINT CLAIR STREET
(419) 394-3335
Emergency Service: Yes

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St Marys High Schools

MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
101 W SOUTH ST
419-394-4011
Serves 890 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

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