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Overview

Introduction to Port Clinton, Ohio

Port Clinton, Ohio, in Ottawa county, is 33 miles E of Toledo, Ohio.

Port Clinton History

In 1824, DeWitt Clinton, a famous statesman of New York, first proposed to establish a canal from the Portage River to the Ohio River at Cincinnati. Huge tracts of land were bought in this area but 1,212 acres which were owned by Horton Howard in Sandusky County were excluded. The land from this area was bought in 1827, by Ezekiel Smith Haines. The village of Port Clinton was established on this site. It is believed that the town plat was laid out on June 16, 1828. It was Ezekiel Haines who named this place Port Clinton in honor of the New York Governor, Dewitt Clinton.

Port Clinton and Nearby Attractions

  • Edison Birthplace Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • Catawba Island State Park
  • African Safari Wildlife Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

Things To Do In Port Clinton

Museums such as the Edison Birthplace Museum, Follett House Museum and Milan Historical Museum are located near Port Clinton. Recreational opportunities are available at parks such as Catawba Island State Park, Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge and Crane Creek State Park. The Schedel Arboretum and Gardens, which spans over 17 acres, has a variety of flowering trees, perennials and shrubs. Other popular attractions near Port Clinton are Cedar Point and the Toledo Zoo.

Port Clinton Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Port Clinton Higher Education

University Of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College are situated near the city of Port Clinton.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,937
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+2,721
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,786
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,833
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,598

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,833
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$110,100

Ancestry

German38.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
Irish15.4%
English7.7%
Italian6.7%
Polish4%
French Except Basque3%
Slovak2.4%
Dutch2.2%
Hungarian2%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh1%
Greek0.8%
Croatian0.8%
Serbian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Port Clinton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ottawa County
Standard Zip Codes43452
Phone Area Codes567,419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.5
Approximate Longitude-82.93

Port Clinton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPUT-IN-BAY
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 31 F
Apr Temp40 to 54 F
Jul Temp68 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 60 F
Annual Precip31.7 inches
StationSANDUSKY
Distance12.2 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
StationFREMONT
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay View689$73,750
Castalia892$77,969
Kelleys Island199$68,750
Marblehead771$86,438
Oak Harbor2,726$60,652
Sandusky25,139$42,495

Port Clinton Public Libraries

Ida Rupp Public Library
310 MADISON ST.
Port Clinton, Ohio
(419) 732-3212

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Port Clinton Hospitals

H B Magruder Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
615 Fulton St
(419) 734-3131

Port Clinton Public Schools

Bataan Memorial Intermediate School
525 W 6th St
ZIP: 43452
(419) 734-3931
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Bataan Memorial Primary School
575 W 6th St
ZIP: 43452
(419) 734-2815
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Port Clinton High School
821 Jefferson St
ZIP: 43452
(419) 734-2147
High
Total Enrollment 550
Port Clinton Middle School
807 Jefferson St
ZIP: 43452
(419) 734-4448
Middle
Total Enrollment 430

Port Clinton Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
109 W 4th St
ZIP: 43452
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
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