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.


Total Population 6,790
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 21%
Employed Population 16+ 3,187
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 51.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $49,700
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $94,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.4%
Irish 15.4%

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

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Carey 3,513 $56,434
Harpster 231 $50,000
Kirby 76 $40,417

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

Upper Sandusky Public Libraries

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

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Upper Sandusky Hospitals

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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