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Overview

Introduction to Sidney, Ohio

Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby county, is 30 miles NW of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 65 miles W of Columbus, Ohio

Sidney History

The present day City of Sidney was named after a renowned poet and member of British Parliament, Sir Philip Sidney. Charles Starrett donated the land which was originally the hunting ground of the Miami and Shawnee Indian nations. Over time, the area was developed as agricultural lands. Sidney was connected with other trade centers in Ohio between 1825 and 1837, after the completion of the Miami - Erie Canal. Sidney was incorporated in 1834 as a village. Later in 1897, it was reincorporated as a city. It is the birthplace of Paul Lauterbur, the famous scientist and Nobel Prize winner.

Sidney and Nearby Attractions

  • Blackson Picnic Grove
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Bicycle Museum of America
  • Kiser Lake State Park
  • Piqua Historical Area
  • Piqua Historical Museum

Things To Do In Sidney

Sidney has approximately 14 parks and playgrounds. In addition, the city offers a municipal swimming pool, soccer complex, baseball complex and a softball complex. At Tawawa Park you can enjoy a family picnic amidst the nature. You can also enjoy the unusual architectures of the city including the 1877 Gothic revival Monumental Building, the 1918 early-modern People's Federal Savings and Loan Association, designed by Louis Sullivan, and the 1877 Gothic revival Monumental Building.

Sidney Transportation

International air transportation is available from James M Cox Dayton International Airport.

Sidney Higher Education

Wittenberg University, University of Dayton, Ohio Northern University, Sinclair Community College and other colleges and universities provide facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,761
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+9,744
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,528
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,081
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,246

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,660
% Above Poverty Level85.3%
% Below Poverty Level14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$684
Median House Value$109,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.7%
Irish8.1%
English7.9%
French Except Basque3.5%
Italian2.5%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh0.9%
Greek0.8%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Australian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Sidney Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shelby County
Standard Zip Codes45365
Company Zip Codes45367
Phone Area Codes937
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.28
Approximate Longitude-84.16

Sidney Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSIDNEY 1 S
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationURBANA WWTP
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationDAYTON INTL AP
Distance26.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Anna1,633$74,405
Fletcher489$58,438
Kettlersville160$72,250
Piqua20,743$50,701
Port Jefferson429$45,000
Quincy579$50,179

Sidney Public Libraries

Shelby County Libraries - Amos Memorial
230 E. NORTH ST.
Sidney, Ohio
(937) 492-8354

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Sidney Hospitals

Wilson Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
915 West Michigan Street
(937) 498-5418

Sidney Public Schools

Emerson Elementary School
901 Campbell Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2261
Primary
Total Enrollment 351
Fairlawn Elementary School
18800 Johnston Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 492-1654
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Fairlawn High School
18800 Johnston Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 492-5930
Other
Total Enrollment 328
Longfellow Elementary School
1250 Park St
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2264
Primary
Total Enrollment 318
Northwood Elementary School
1152 Saint Marys Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2231
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Sidney High School
1215 Campbell Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2238
High
Total Enrollment 930
Sidney Middle School
980 Fair Rd
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2225
Middle
Total Enrollment 910
Whittier Elementary School
425 Belmont St
ZIP: 45365
(937) 497-2275
Primary
Total Enrollment 321

Sidney Private Schools

Christian Academy Schools
2151 W Russell Rd
ZIP: 45365
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Holy Angels School
120 E Water St
ZIP: 45365
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
Lehman Catholic High School
2400 Saint Marys Rd
ZIP: 45365
Secondary
Total Enrollment 210
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