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Overview

Introduction to Wapakoneta, Ohio

Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize county, is 48 miles NW of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 75 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Lima metropolitan area.

Wapakoneta History

The Ottawa Native Americans occupied Wapakoneta before they left Ohio, and the Shawnee Native Americans settled in the city by 1798. By 1808, numerous Native American tribes were in Wapakoneta. They were mainly agriculturists who had adopted methods introduced by missionaries. The first sawmill and gristmill in the northwestern part of Ohio was located in Wapakoneta. After the Shawnee and Seneca tribes left in 1831, the area was occupied by white settlers. During the 1880s, the oil and natural gas drilling industry grew in addition to the agriculture industry.

Wapakoneta Nearby Attractions

  • Allen County Museum
  • Fort Amanda
  • Grand Lake St. Marys State Park
  • Gilboa Quarry - Ottawa
  • Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum
  • Piqua Historical Area

Things To Do In Wapakoneta

There are a number of museums near Wapakoneta like the Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum, the Bicycle Museum of America and Allen County Museum. The Grand Lake St. Marys State Park offers opportunities for activities like camping, boating, swimming, fishing and hunting. Gilboa Quarry is also a popular place of interest nearby. Fort Recovery houses a museum and is the memorial site of the defeat of the forces of General Arthur St. Clair's forces by the Miami Indians.

Wapakoneta Transportation

Flights are available from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport.

Wapakoneta Higher Education

Ohio Northern University, the University of Findlay and Wittenberg University are some of the colleges located near Wapakoneta.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,786
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+4,742
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,150
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,197

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,188
% Above Poverty Level89.9%
% Below Poverty Level10.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$589
Median House Value$104,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.4%
Irish11.7%
English6.8%
Italian3.9%
Swiss3.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.5%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Wapakoneta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Auglaize County
Standard Zip Codes45895
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-84.19

Wapakoneta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLIMA WWTP
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationSIDNEY 1 S
Distance21 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
StationPANDORA
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Botkins1,323$65,852
Buckland290$47,292
Cridersville1,896$51,250
New Knoxville942$71,563
Uniopolis173$49,375
Waynesfield744$66,635

Wapakoneta Public Libraries

Auglaize County Public District Library
203 S. PERRY ST.
Wapakoneta, Ohio
(419) 738-2921

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Wapakoneta Public Schools

Wapakoneta Elementary
900 N Blackhoof St
ZIP: 45895
(419) 739-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1000
Wapakoneta High School
1 Redskin Trl
ZIP: 45895
(419) 739-5200
High
Total Enrollment 828
Wapakoneta Jr. High
1 Redskin Trl
ZIP: 45895
(419) 739-2900
Other
Total Enrollment 250
Wapakoneta Middle School
400 W Harrison St
ZIP: 45895
(419) 739-5100
Middle
Total Enrollment 668
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