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Overview

Introduction to Ada, Ohio

Ada, Ohio, in Hardin county, is 58 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 63 miles S of Toledo, Ohio

Ada History

The Ohio Shawnee Native American tribe originally inhabited the region. In 1817, the natives signed the Treaty of Fort Meigs allowing them to secure reservation land in the Hog Creek area. According to records, the community of Ada was named in honor of the postmaster's daughter. Prior to this, the place was known as "Johnstown." The country's only football manufacturing facility, Wilson Sporting Goods, is based in Ada. The village was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Ada and Nearby Attractions

  • Organette House Mechanical Music Museum
  • Harding Home
  • Indian Lake State Park
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Columbus Topiary Garden

Things To Do In Ada

The Organette House Mechanical Music Museum features a collection of mechanical music and organettes, while the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum chronicles the state's contributions to space flight. Harding Home, Fort Amanda and Lockington Locks are some of the historic sites in the region. Indian Lake State Park includes a nature center and offers facilities for swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, camping and picnicking. Columbus Topiary Garden, African Safari Wildlife Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Columbus Zoo & Aquarium are among the other popular destinations in the area. Residents of Ada also celebrate the Ada Harvest & Herb Festival in September every year.

Ada Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Port Columbus International Airport.

Ada Higher Education

Ada is home to the Ohio Northern University. James A Rhodes State College, Bluffton College and University of Northwestern Ohio are the other colleges nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,046
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+2,678
Age of the Population22

Families

% of people married25%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,141
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,827

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,036
% Above Poverty Level76.6%
% Below Poverty Level23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home13.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone42.5%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$83,500

Ancestry

German37.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.4%
Irish16%
English7%
Italian5.3%
Scottish2.9%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Slovak1%
Arab0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Luxemburger0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
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Ada Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardin County
Standard Zip Codes45810
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.76
Approximate Longitude-83.82

Ada Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKENTON
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationLIMA WWTP
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationUPPER SANDUSKY
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alger947$35,192
Beaverdam466$45,972
Harrod425$57,188
Jenera202$53,750
Lafayette256$66,719
McGuffey483$47,500

Ada Public Libraries

Ada Public School District Library
320 N MAIN ST
Ada, Ohio
(419) 634-5246

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Ada Public Schools

Ada Elementary School
435 Grand Ave
ZIP: 45810
(419) 634-2341
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Ada High School
435 Grand Ave
ZIP: 45810
(419) 634-2746
High
Total Enrollment 392
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