Upper Sandusky, Ohio

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Introduction to Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Upper Sandusky, Ohio in Wyandot county, is 59 miles S ofToledo, Ohio. About 6,533 people live in Upper Sandusky.

Upper Sandusky History

Upper Sandusky was originally a village inhabited by the Wyandot Indians. During the early 1800s, African Americans arrived and also made the area their home. However, by the 1840s very few Indians remained. Upper Sandusky was declared the county seat of Wyandot County in 1848. The primary occupation during the 1850s was farming. Due to the advantages of being situated among different transportation routes, Upper Sandusky steadily prospered as a community in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Upper Sandusky and Nearby Attractions

  • Tiffin Glass Museum
  • Harding Home
  • Mount Gilead State Park
  • Kingwood Center
  • Indian Mill State Memorial

Things To Do In Upper Sandusky

There are several museums near the city, like the Tiffin Glass Museum, the Wyandot Popcorn Museum, and the Organette House Mechanical Music Museum. Mount Gilead State Park has provisions for recreational activities such as hiking, camping, and boating. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Stone Crossing Golf Course. Van Buren State Park and Indian Lake State Park are other parks that arelocated some distance away from the city.

Upper Sandusky Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Upper Sandusky Higher Education

University Of Findlay, Ohio Northern University, and Bowling Green State University are situated near Upper Sandusky.

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High Points

Upper Sandusky strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Upper Sandusky Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 9% Upper Sandusky Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Upper Sandusky Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Upper Sandusky, Ohio

Comparing Upper Sandusky to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Racial Diversity 3 7
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Working at Home 4 6
Public Transportation Use 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Housing Recently Built 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 4

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Upper Sandusky Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 59 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Wyandot
Standard Zip Codes 43351
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.827
Longitude -83.281

Upper Sandusky Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.1 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Upper Sandusky Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,533 100%
Male 3,030 46.4%
Female 3,503 53.6%
Under 18 1,534 23.5%
18+ 4,999 76.5%
65+ 1,298 19.9%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.93
White 6,347 97.2%
African-American 12 0.2%
Asian 37 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 95 1.5%
Mixed Race 36 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 177 2.7%

Estimated Upper Sandusky Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 6,455
Growth -78
Growth % -1.2%

Upper Sandusky Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.9%
US/American 19.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
English 8.2%
Irish 6.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Italian 2.1%
Swiss 1.3%
French Canadian 1%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Polish 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Upper Sandsky (43351)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Upper Sandusky 6,533 $45,236
Carey 3,901 $40,921
Harpster 203 $35,833
Kirby 132 $51,094
Nevada 814 $41,250
Vanlue 371 $37,500
Wharton 409 $40,833

Upper Sandusky Public Libraries

Upper Sandusky Community Library
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
(419) 294-1345
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Upper Sandusky Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 294-4991
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 621 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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