Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Downtown Upper Sandusky on North Sandusky Avenue
Small town living with big business appeal
Location of Upper Sandusky, Ohio
Location of Upper Sandusky in Wyandot County
|o Mayor||Scott Washburn ]] (R)|
|o City Council|
|o Total||7.19 sq mi (18.62 km2)|
|o Land||7.01 sq mi (18.16 km2)|
|o Water||0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)|
|Elevation||846 ft (258 m)|
| o Estimate |
|o Density||940.9/sq mi (363.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||419, 567|
|GNIS feature ID||1065414|
Upper Sandusky is a city and the county seat of Wyandot County, Ohio, United States, along the upper Sandusky River, which flows north to Sandusky Bay and Lake Erie. The city is approximately 59 mi (96 km) south of Toledo and 62 mi (99 km) north of Columbus. The population was 6,596 at the 2010 census. The city was named for an earlier Wyandot Indian village of the same name, which was located nearby.
Upper Sandusky is rich in history. Its origins as a European-American settlement date to the early 1780s, soon after the American Revolutionary War. It was part of a reserve for Native Americans, and numerous indigenous Wyandot kept their settlements here until 1842, when they were relocated under the Indian Removal Act to west of the Mississippi River. Upper Sandusky was designated as the Wyandot County seat in 1843. It was named "Upper" because it is located near the headwaters of the Sandusky River;Sandusky, Ohio is located at the mouth of the same river, some 50 miles (80 km) away to the north at Sandusky Bay. The head of city government, as of 2013, is Mayor Scott Washburn.
Upper Sandusky is located at (40.829608, -83.279102).
As of the census of 2010, there were 6,596 people, 2,882 households, and 1,724 families residing in the city. The population density was 940.9 inhabitants per square mile (363.3/km2). There were 3,180 housing units at an average density of 453.6 per square mile (175.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 2.6% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.3% of the population.
There were 2,882 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.
The median age in the city was 41 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.3% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,533 people, 2,744 households, and 1,682 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.2 people per square mile (481.4/km²). There were 2,910 housing units at an average density of 555.1 per square mile (214.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 1.45% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.
There were 2,744 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,613, and the median income for a family was $45,236. Males had a median income of $29,829 versus $22,526 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,484. About 2.7% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
The city has a lending library, the Upper Sandusky Community Library.