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Overview

Introduction to Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio, in Erie county, is 27 miles W of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 46 miles E of Toledo, Ohio

Sandusky History

Originally, Sandusky was inhabited by the Seneca Native Americans. In fact, the area derived its name from an Indian term meaning "cold water." However, some also believe it was named after a Polish fur trader called Antoni Sadowski or Jacob Sodowsky. The Fort Sandusky was built around 1794. The area was first settled in by non-natives in 1816.

Sandusky and Nearby Attractions

  • Cedar Point
  • Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • Merry-Go-Round Museum

Things To Do In Sandusky

Visitors can pay a visit to the Sandusky Boat Ramp, where boat launching facilities are available. The city also has several parks and playgrounds such as Huron Park, Facer Park, Churchwell Park (MacArthur), Schaeffer Park and Washington Park. In addition, Sandusky offers facilities for ice skating, picnic shelter, swimming, skateboarding, volleyball and golfing.

Sandusky Transportation

Air transportation is available from Lorain County Regional Airport.

Sandusky Higher Education

Ohio Business College, Lorain County Community College and Oberlin College offer higher studies to the citizens of Sandusky.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,338
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+11,048
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,784
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,763
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,082

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,296
% Above Poverty Level77.6%
% Below Poverty Level22.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone39.6%
Median Gross Rent$640
Median House Value$81,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.4%
Irish14.3%
Italian7.9%
English5.9%
Polish3.3%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Hungarian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Turkish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Russian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Sandusky Almanac

CategoryValue
County Erie County
Standard Zip Codes44870
P.O. Box Zip Codes44871
Phone Area Codes567,419
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.45
Approximate Longitude-82.71

Sandusky 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
Distance0.5 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
Distance13.5 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
Distance28.5 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
Bay View629$63,750
Castalia853$75,313
Huron7,038$62,113
Kelleys Island158$59,500
Marblehead881$86,172
Milan1,263$78,250

Sandusky Public Libraries

Sandusky Library
114 W. ADAMS ST.
Sandusky, Ohio
(419) 625-3834

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Sandusky Hospitals

Firelands Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1111 Hayes Avenue
(419) 557-7400

Sandusky Public Schools

Furry Elementary School
310 Douglas Dr
ZIP: 44870
(419) 625-4352
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Hancock Elementary School
2314 Hancock St
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1210
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Meadowlawn Elementary School
1313 E Strub Rd
ZIP: 44870
(419) 625-0214
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
Mills Elementary School
1918 Mills St
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Ontario Elementary School
924 Ontario St
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Osborne Elementary School
920 W Osborne St
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1270
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
Perkins High School
3714 Campbell St
ZIP: 44870
(419) 625-1252
High
Total Enrollment 682
Perkins Middle School
3700 South Ave
ZIP: 44870
(419) 625-0132
Middle
Total Enrollment 520
Sandusky High School
2130a Hayes Ave
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1068
High
Total Enrollment 835
Sandusky Middle School
318 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1180
Middle
Total Enrollment 496
Venice Heights Elementary School
4501 Venice Heights Blvd
ZIP: 44870
(419) 984-1290
Primary
Total Enrollment 393

Sandusky Private Schools

Sandusky Central Catholic School
410 W Jefferson St
ZIP: 44870
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 562
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