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Overview

Introduction to Huron, Ohio

Huron, Ohio, in Erie county, is 19 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio

Huron History

Huron was part of the compensatory "Firelands" or "Sufferers' Lands" which was offered to the people of Connecticut when they lost their property to the British raiders during the American Revolutionary War. John Baptiste Flemmond, a trader, trapper and interpreter, was the first settler of this region. Huron was incorporated as a village in 1809 and many years later as a city. In the 1830s, Huron became an important center for ship building. The port area was the pivot of industrial and commercial development in Huron.

Huron and Nearby Attractions

  • Allen Memorial Art Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Cedar Point
  • East Harbor State Park
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Huron

Museums in the area include Allen Memorial Art Museum, Edison Birthplace Museum and Follett House Museum. Catawba Island State Park, East Harbor State Park and Findley State Park have provisions for recreational activities like boating, hiking, biking and camping. There are also a number of historic sites nearby, including the Cooke House, Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Trips may be planned to the African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point.

Huron Transportation

The nearest major airport is Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Huron Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bowling Green State University - Firelands, Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,038
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens23.2%
Employed Population 16+3,220
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married49.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.8%
Median Earnings25+$38,432
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,865

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,113
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$785
Median House Value$152,200

Ancestry

German41.1%
Irish21%
Italian13.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
English10.2%
French Except Basque4.9%
Polish2.2%
Scottish2.1%
Canadian1.8%
Czech1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.9%
Slovak0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
US/American0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Huron Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes44839
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.39
Approximate Longitude-82.56

Huron Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANDUSKY
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 32 F
Apr Temp40 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationNORWALK WWTP
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches
StationOBERLIN
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berlin Heights504$56,500
Milan1,263$78,250
Norwalk16,862$48,689
Sandusky25,338$41,296
Vermilion10,491$65,316
Wakeman1,355$52,212

Huron Public Libraries

Huron Public Library
333 WILLIAMS ST.
Huron, Ohio
(419) 433-5009

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Huron Public Schools

Huron High School
710 Cleveland Rd W
ZIP: 44839
(419) 433-1234
High
Total Enrollment 482
Mccormick Junior High
325 Ohio St
ZIP: 44839
(419) 433-1234
Middle
Total Enrollment 246
Shawnee Elementary
710 Cleveland Rd E
ZIP: 44839
(419) 433-1234
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Woodlands Intermediate School
1810 Maple Ave
ZIP: 44839
(419) 433-1234
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Huron Private Schools

Firelands Montessori Academy
329 Ohio St
ZIP: 44839
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
St Peter Elementary School
429 Huron St
ZIP: 44839
Elementary
Total Enrollment 152
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