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Overview

Introduction to Willard, Ohio

Willard, Ohio, in Huron county, is 38 miles SW of Elyria, Ohio (center to center) and 60 miles SE of Toledo, Ohio

Willard History

Willard was formerly known as Chicago Junction, a name reserved for the junction of the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad. The town was founded in 1874. Since the name "Chicago Junction" created confusion in the minds of the passengers heading for Chicago, the town changed its name to Willard in 1917. It was named in honor of Daniel Willard, the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Willard was officially incorporated as a city in 1960.

Willard and Nearby Attractions

  • Edison Birthplace Museum
  • Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site
  • Black River Reservation
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Schedel Arboretum and Gardens

Things To Do In Willard

There are several museums near the city, including the Edison Birthplace Museum and the Milan Historical Museum, which provide information about historical aspects of the region. Trips may be planned to parks such as Malabar Farm State Park, Kelleys Island State Park, Findley State Park and Bradley Woods Reservation, situated near Willard. Popular attractions to visit also include the African Safari Wildlife Park, the Goodtimes Amusement Park, Schedel Arboretum and Gardens and Kingwood Center.

Willard Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport.

Willard Higher Education

Ashland University, Oberlin College and Lorain County Community College are situated near Willard.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,060
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+2,280
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.8%
Median Earnings25+$30,127
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,094

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,802
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$85,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Irish13.3%
English5.4%
Italian4.5%
Hungarian2.8%
Dutch2.5%
Scottish1.8%
Polish1.8%
Slovak1.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Danishn0.9%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.6%
German0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Willard Almanac

CategoryValue
County Huron County
Standard Zip Codes44890
Company Zip Codes44888
Phone Area Codes419, 567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.05
Approximate Longitude-82.72

Willard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORWALK WWTP
Distance15.8 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
StationBUCYRUS
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationTIFFIN
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Attica946$67,232
New Washington1,052$55,972
North Fairfield515$60,313
Plymouth1,641$62,083
Shelby8,878$51,353
Tiro176$38,750

Willard Public Libraries

Huron County Community Library
6 W. EMERALD ST.
Willard, Ohio
(419) 933-8564

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Willard Hospitals

Mercy Willard Hospital
(Non-profit)
1100 Neal Zick Road
(419) 964-5000

Willard Public Schools

Central Elementary School
206 W Pearl St
ZIP: 44890
(419) 935-5341
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Richmond Elementary School
3565 Section Line Road 30 S
ZIP: 44890
(419) 935-1311
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
Willard High School
123 Dr. L.h. Whisler Ave
ZIP: 44890
(419) 935-0181
High
Total Enrollment 698

Willard Private Schools

Celeryville Christian School
4200 Broadway Rd
ZIP: 44890
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
St Francis Xavier School
25 W Perry St
ZIP: 44890
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
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