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Overview

Introduction to Findlay, Ohio

Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock county, is 43 miles S of Toledo, Ohio.

Findlay History

Findlay derived its name from Fort Findlay. The fort was constructed in 1812 and was named after Col. James Findlay. Joseph Vance of Urbana, Elnathan Cory of New Carlisle and William Neill of Columbus visited Findlay on July 3, 1821 and established a settlement. In 1887, the area was incorporated as a city. Findlay flourished as the oil and natural gas production center during the 1880s.

Findlay and Nearby Attractions

  • Riverside Park
  • Blue Rock Nature Preserve
  • Hancock Historical Museum
  • Litzenberg Memorial Woods
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Toledo Zoo

Things To Do In Findlay

There are several parks and playgrounds in the city of Findlay. These include Bernard Park, Douglas Park, Eagle Creek Park and Riverside Park. You can also visit the Oakwoods Nature Preserve. The Glass Heritage Gallery is nearby.

Findlay Transportation

Air transportation is available from Toledo Express Airport.

Findlay Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are offered by the University of Findlay, Ohio Northern University, Southern Ohio College and Bowling Green State University.

People

Total Population 41,278
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 19,782
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,693
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,760
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,659

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,261
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $676
Median House Value $122,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 10.2%

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

Findlay Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles S of Toledo, Ohio
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 45840
P.O. Box Zip Codes 45839
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.044
Longitude -83.65

Findlay 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 FINDLAY WPCC
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
Station FINDLAY AP
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 32 F
Apr Temp 39 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station HOYTVILLE 2 NE
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcadia 678 $63,125
Bairdstown 183 $36,563
Benton Ridge 361 $46,161
McComb 1,645 $45,699

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

Findlay Public Libraries

Library
Findlay Hancock Cnty Dist Public Library
206 BROADWAY
Findlay, Ohio
(419) 422-1712
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Findlay Hospitals

BLANCHARD VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1900 SOUTH MAIN STREET
(419) 423-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Findlay High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FINDLAY HIGH SCHOOL
1200 BROAD AVE
419-425-8289
Serves 2,149 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

LIBERTY-BENTON HIGH SCHOOL
9190 COUNTY ROAD 9
419-424-5351
Serves 394 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

HANCOCK CO ALTERNATIVE OPP CTR HIGH SCHOOL
7746 COUNTY ROAD 140

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