Introduction to Tiffin, Ohio

Tiffin, Ohio, in Seneca county, is 42 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio.

Tiffin History

The history of Tiffin dates back to the early 1800s. The bronze statue of "The Indian Maiden" is at the site of Fort Ball, the military depot of the war of 1812. Eratus Bowe was among the first settlers in the region. In the year 1820, Josiah Hedges purchased land on the south bank of the Sandusky River and named this village "Tiffin" after Edward Tiffin, the first governor of Ohio. Tiffin was officially incorporated on March 7, 1835. Following the discovery of natural gas in the region in 1888, new enterprises and industries began to establish base in Tiffin thereby turning it into a prosperous industrial city.

Tiffin and Nearby Attractions

  • Beeghly Library
  • Aigler-Alumni Building
  • Seneca County Museum
  • Saint Johns United Church of Christ
  • Franciscan Earth Literacy Center
  • Nature Trails Park

Things To Do In Tiffin

The city of Tiffin has a number of historical buildings, public libraries and museums such as the Beeghly Library, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, Miller Residence Hall, the Brenneman Music Hall, Aigler-Alumni Building, Seneca County Courthouse and Tiffin City Hall. There are a number of fire stations and reservoirs in Tiffin that are worth taking a look at. The parks and gymnasiums offer opportunities for indulging in various physical activities. The nature center, Franciscan Earth Literacy Center and the Combat Zone of America amusement and theme park are other popular tourist destinations. The city also boasts of a number of creeks, churches and cemeteries and shopping centers that one can pay a visit to.

Tiffin Transportation

Mansfield Lahm Regional is the local airport.

Tiffin Higher Education

Local institutions offering higher education to residents of Tiffin include the Tiffin University and the Heidelberg College. Other universities nearby are the University of Findlay and the Bowling Green State University-Main Campus.


Total Population 17,793
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,369
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $29,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,942
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,277


Median Family Income $51,350
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%


People Living Alone 32.9%
Median Gross Rent $657
Median House Value $91,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 12%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tiffin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio
County Seneca
Standard Zip Codes 44883
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.114
Longitude -83.178

Tiffin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station TIFFIN
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tiffin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fort Seneca (44883)

Ink (44883)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bettsville 642 $52,500
Bloomville 909 $39,917
Fostoria 13,187 $38,427
Green Springs 1,530 $59,583

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tiffin Public Libraries

Tiffin-seneca Public Library
Tiffin, Ohio
(419) 447-3751
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Tiffin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(419) 447-3130
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tiffin High Schools

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Serves 992 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

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The Sandusky near Tiffin. ca. 1892
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