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Overview

Introduction to Willard, Ohio

Willard, Ohio, in Huron county, is 38 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 60 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio

Willard History

Willard was formerly known as Chicago Junction, a name reserved for the junction of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad. The town was founded in 1874. Since the name "Chicago Junction" created confusion in the minds of the passengers heading for Chicago, the town changed its name to Willard in 1917. It was named in honor of Daniel Willard, the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Willard was officially incorporated as a city in 1960.

Willard and Nearby Attractions

  • Edison Birthplace Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • Black River Reservation
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

Things To Do In Willard

There are several museums near the city, including the Edison Birthplace Museum and the Milan Historical Museum, which provide information about historical aspects of the region. Trips may be planned to parks such as Malabar Farm State Park, Kelleys Island State Park, Findley State Park and Bradley Woods Reservation, situated near Willard. Popular attractions to visit also include the African Safari Wildlife Park, the Goodtimes Amusement Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Kingwood Center.

Willard Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport.

Willard Higher Education

Ashland University, Oberlin College and Lorain County Community College are situated near Willard.

People

Total Population 6,135
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,182
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,805
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $564
Median House Value $86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 18.1%

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

Willard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Huron
Standard Zip Codes 44890
Company Zip Codes 44888
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.053
Longitude -82.726

Willard 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 NORWALK WWTP
Distance 15.8 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 BUCYRUS
Distance 20.6 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 TIFFIN
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Boughtonville (44890)

Celeryville (44890)

Centerton (44890)

Delphi (44890)

Havana (44890)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attica 1,033 $52,386

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

Willard Public Libraries

Library
Willard Memorial Library
6 W. EMERALD ST.
Willard, Ohio
(419) 933-8564

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Willard Hospitals

MERCY HOSPITAL OF WILLARD
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
110 E HOWARD ST
(419) 964-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Willard High Schools

WILLARD HIGH SCHOOL
123 DR. L.H. WHISLER AVE
419-935-0181
Serves 711 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

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