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Overview

Introduction to Rossford, Ohio

Rossford, Ohio, in Wood county, is 3 miles S of Toledo, Ohio. The city is part of the Toledo metropolitan statistical area.

Rossford History

The city of Rossford was founded by Edward Ford, who owned the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford bought 173 acres around the Maumee River and built the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. Slowly workers came to work in the factory and to live in the town. Ford named the area Rossford, by combining his name with the last name of Caroline Ross, his second wife.

Rossford and Nearby Attractions

  • Toledo Museum of Art
  • Fallen Timbers
  • Maumee Bay State Park
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens
  • Toledo Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Rossford

There are several museums near Rossford including the Toledo Museum of Art and COSI (Center of Science & Industry). Canal boat rides may be enjoyed at the Providence Metropark. Secor Metropark, Mary Jane Thurston State Park, Pearson Metropark and Cedar Point National Wildlife Refuge are several parks nearby. A trip may be planned to the Toledo Zoo, which is a popular attraction in the area.

Rossford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Detroit Metropolitan International Airport.

Rossford Higher Education

University Of Toledo, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University are located near the city of Rossford.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,514
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+3,611
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,971
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,432

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,071
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.5%
Median Gross Rent$670
Median House Value$132,100

Ancestry

Polish18.3%
Irish15.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
English6.5%
Hungarian4.9%
Italian4.8%
Slovak4.5%
Welsh3.3%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.9%
Ukrainian1.8%
Czech1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Russian0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Bulgarian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Belgian0.4%
German0.3%
Greek0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
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Rossford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wood County
Standard Zip Codes43460
Phone Area Codes419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.6
Approximate Longitude-83.56

Rossford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTOLEDO BLADE
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 33 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 64 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationTOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip33.2 inches
StationMONROE
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Maumee14,018$77,867
Northwood5,337$73,531
Oregon20,137$72,188
Perrysburg21,367$104,516
Toledo280,854$45,201
Walbridge3,072$52,386

Rossford Public Libraries

Rossford Public Library
720 DIXIE HIGHWAY
Rossford, Ohio
(419) 666-0924

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Rossford Public Schools

Eagle Point Elementary School
203 Eagle Point Rd
ZIP: 43460
(419) 666-2010
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Indian Hills Elementary School
401 Glenwood Rd
ZIP: 43460
(419) 666-0140
Rossford High School
701 Superior St
ZIP: 43460
(419) 666-5262
High
Total Enrollment 447
Rossford Junior High School
651 Superior St
ZIP: 43460
(419) 666-5254
Middle
Total Enrollment 387

Rossford Private Schools

All Saints Catholic School
630 Lime City Rd
ZIP: 43460
Elementary
Total Enrollment 175
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