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Overview

Introduction to Bucyrus, Ohio

Bucyrus, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 58 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Mansfield metropolitan area.

Bucyrus History

Bucyrus was founded by Samuel Norton. He arrived in this region in 1817. At that time, the area was unpopulated and occupied by a hardwood forest. The community was platted by Col. James Kilbourne, who named the town "Bucyrus." The name of the city was derived from two words - "Bu" meaning "Beautiful," and "Cyrus" in honor of the King of Persia, Cyrus the Great. During prohibition, a large number of gangsters, including Al Capone, used Bucyrus as a stopping point during their travels. Many of the underground street systems used for quick getaways exist to this day.

Bucyrus and Nearby Attractions

  • Sears Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Crawford Antique Farm Museum
  • Harding Home
  • Mount Gilead State Park
  • Bucyrus Little Theatre
  • Lowe-Volk Nature Center

Things To Do In Bucyrus

At the Crawford Antique Farm Museum, visitors can enjoy a glimpse of the farming traditions of the past. The Historic Crawford County Courthouse is noted for its spectacular stained glass dome, while the Toledo & Ohio Central Train Station is a relic of the steam engine era of the 1800s. Painted by artist Eric Grohe, the Great American Crossroads Mural showcases 100 years of the city's history. The Liberty Remembers Mural and the Light Mural are also popular local spots. The Eyestone Flower Farm has a huge collection of Gladiolas, Celosias, Tulips, Oriental Lilies and Dutch Irises. Golfers can enjoy a round at the River Oaks Golf Course and the Valley View Golf Course. The 38-acre Lowe-Volk Nature Center includes interpretive exhibits and offers a view across the meadow and forest. Visitors can also take corn maze tours in the Iron Spring Farm Corn Maze.

Bucyrus Transportation

Port Columbus International is the nearest major airport.

Bucyrus Higher Education

Ashland University, Otterbein College and the University of Findlay are some of the nearby colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,011
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens21.7%
Employed Population 16+4,895
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,985
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,060
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,025

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,568
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone37.5%
Median Gross Rent$631
Median House Value$79,600

Ancestry

Irish17.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.3%
English9.2%
Italian2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Dutch1.8%
Swedish1.6%
Polish1.2%
Welsh1%
Swiss0.9%
Hungarian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
German0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Finnish0.1%
African0.1%
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Bucyrus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes44820
Phone Area Codes419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.8
Approximate Longitude-82.97

Bucyrus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBUCYRUS
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationMARION 2 N
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationTIFFIN
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attica1,018$56,563
Caledonia683$53,875
Chatfield255$46,328
Galion10,245$42,794
Nevada899$54,688
North Robinson243$49,219

Bucyrus Public Libraries

Bucyrus Public Library
200 E. MANSFIELD
Bucyrus, Ohio
(419) 562-7327

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Bucyrus Hospitals

Bucyrus Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
629 North Sandusky Avenue
(419) 562-4677

Bucyrus Public Schools

Bucyrus Elementary School
245 Woodlawn Ave
ZIP: 44820
(419) 562-4045
Primary
Total Enrollment 694
Bucyrus Secondary School
900 W Perry St
ZIP: 44820
(419) 562-7721
Other
Total Enrollment 683
Wynford Elementary School
3300 Holmes Center Rd
ZIP: 44820
(419) 562-4619
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Wynford High School
3288 Holmes Center Rd
ZIP: 44820
(419) 562-7828
High
Total Enrollment 278
Wynford Junior High
3288 Holmes Center Rd
ZIP: 44820
(419) 562-7828
Middle
Total Enrollment 167

Bucyrus Private Schools

Holy Trinity School
740 Tiffin St
ZIP: 44820
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Wayside Christian School
2345 Kerstetter Rd
ZIP: 44820
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 82
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