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Overview

Introduction to Wauseon, Ohio

Wauseon, Ohio, in Fulton county, is 31 miles W of Toledo, Ohio.

Wauseon History

The City of Wauseon, which was founded on March 1854, was named by J. H. Sargent after Wauseon, one of the Chiefs of the Ottawa Nation. Wauseon was a noble Indian who was highly respected in the region. The first white resident was John Newcomer, who emigrated to Wauseon when it was mere wilderness in May of 1844.

Wauseon and Nearby Attractions

  • Sauder Farm & Craft Village
  • Croswell Opera House
  • Independence Dam State Park
  • Hidden Lake Gardens
  • Toledo Zoo
  • Alpine Valley

Things To Do In Wauseon

Museums near Wauseon include Sauder Farm & Craft Village, the Toledo Museum of Art and Lenawee County Historical Society Museum. Historic sites in the area include the Croswell Opera House, Fallen Timbers and Fort Meigs. Independence Dam State Park, Mary Jane Thurston State Park and Secor Metropark offer opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, boating and picnicking. The residents of Wauseon also celebrate the Fulton County Fair.

Wauseon Transportation

Fort Wayne International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Wauseon Higher Education

Adrian College, Bowling Green State University and Lourdes College are nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 7,179
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,212
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,439
% Above Poverty Level 84.8%
% Below Poverty Level 15.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $112,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.9%
Irish 10.3%

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

Wauseon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 31 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County Fulton
Metro Area Toledo
Standard Zip Codes 43567
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.549
Longitude -84.141

Wauseon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station WAUSEON WATER PLANT
Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Station TOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance 17.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station BOWLING GREEN WWTP
Distance 29.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Archbold 4,304 $60,446
Delta 3,350 $62,857
Fayette 1,384 $47,885
Liberty Center 1,125 $68,162
Lyons 492 $55,417

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

Wauseon Public Libraries

Library
Wauseon Public Library
117 E. ELM ST.
Wauseon, Ohio
(419) 335-6626

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Wauseon Hospitals

FULTON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
725 SOUTH SHOOP AVENUE
(419) 335-2015
Emergency Service: No

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Wauseon High Schools

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WAUSEON HIGH SCHOOL
840 PARKVIEW ST
419-335-5756
Serves 660 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.2

PETTISVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
232 SUMMIT STREET
419-446-2705
Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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