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Overview

Introduction to Galion, Ohio

Galion, Ohio, in Crawford county, is 54 miles N of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Mansfield metropolitan area. 

Galion History

The first settlers arrived in Galion sometime around 1817. One of the earlier names of this area was Greensburg. It had its first post office in 1824 and was given its present name at that time. The name was suggested by a postmaster and other suggested names could not be used because post offices by those names already existed in Ohio.

Galion and Nearby Attractions

  • Heise Park
  • South Park
  • Powers Reservoir
  • Galion Country Club
  • The Emmer Gallery
  • Galion Community Theater Inc.

Things To Do In Galion

There are a number of parks in the city where one can relax or participate in fitness activities. Some of the parks also have facilities for playing various sports. The city also has a swimming pool which is quite popular with the residents. The nearby reservoirs are also quite popular spots for picnics.

Galion Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport has air transportation facilities.

Galion Higher Education

One can find opportunities for obtaining higher education at Ashland University, Otterbein College and Denison University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,245
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+4,008
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,285
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,202
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,235

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,794
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$614
Median House Value$68,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish16%
English10.2%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.5%
Danishn1.4%
Swedish1%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
German0.2%
Russian0.2%
Slovene0.1%
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Galion Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crawford County
Standard Zip Codes44833
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.73
Approximate Longitude-82.79

Galion Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMANSFIELD 5 W
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches
StationBUCYRUS
Distance10.9 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
Distance19.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bucyrus12,011$47,568
Caledonia683$53,875
Crestline4,463$48,229
Lexington5,484$64,688
North Robinson243$49,219
Ontario6,117$63,354

Galion Public Libraries

Galion Public Library Association
123 N. MARKET ST.
Galion, Ohio
(419) 468-3203

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Galion Hospitals

Galion Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
269 Portland Way South
(419) 468-4841

Galion Public Schools

Galion High School
472 Portland Way N
ZIP: 44833
(419) 468-6500
High
Total Enrollment 413
Galion Middle School
474 Portland Way N
ZIP: 44833
(419) 468-3134
Middle
Total Enrollment 437
Intermediate Elementary School
476 Portland Way N
ZIP: 44833
(419) 468-3676
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Northmor Elementary School
7819 State Route 19
ZIP: 44833
(419) 947-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Northmor High School
7819 State Route 19
ZIP: 44833
(419) 946-3946
High
Total Enrollment 507
Primary Elementary School
478 Portland Way N
ZIP: 44833
(419) 468-4010
Primary
Total Enrollment 502

Galion Private Schools

St Joseph School
138 N Liberty St
ZIP: 44833
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
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