Erie County, Ohio


Erie County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Erie County
state = Ohio


seallink =
founded = March 16, 1838cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Erie.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Erie County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Sandusky
largest city = Sandusky
area_total_sq_mi = 626
area_total_km2 = 1622
area_land_sq_mi = 255
area_land_km2 = 660
area_water_sq_mi = 371
area_water_km2 = 962
area percentage = 59.29%
census yr = 2000
pop = 79551
density_sq_mi = 312
density_km2 = 121
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
footnotes =
web = www.erie-county-ohio.net
named for = the Erie (tribe)|

Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 79,551. Its county seat is SanduskyGR|6 and is named for the Erie (tribe), whose name was their word for "wildcat".cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39043&sid=0|title = Erie County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ] It is home to the popular amusement park Cedar Point. It was formed in 1838 from the northern third of Huron County. It is part of the Sandusky metropolitan statistical area which encompasses all of Erie County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 626 square miles (1,622 km²).255 square miles (660 km²) of it is land and 371 square miles (962 km²) of it (59.29%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Across Lake Erie lies Essex County and Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada (north)
*Lorain County (east)
*Huron County (south)
*Sandusky County (west)
*Ottawa County (northwest, connected by the Thomas A. Edison Memorial Bridge)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 79,551 people, 31,727 households, and 21,764 families residing in the county. The population density was 312 people per square mile (121/km²). There were 35,909 housing units at an average density of 141 per square mile (54/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.64% White, 8.64% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. 2.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 35.7% were of German, 9.2% Irish, 8.2% English, 8.1% Italian and 7.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 31,727 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,746, and the median income for a family was $51,756. Males had a median income of $39,249 versus $23,697 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,530. About 6.00% of families and 8.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.60% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Communities

Cities

*Bellevue
*Huron
*Sandusky
*Vermilion

Villages

Places of Interest

*Blue Hole
*Cedar Point
*Plum Brook Station
* [http://www.tomedison.org/ Thomas Edison's birthplace]

chool Districts

All or part of eleven school districts serve Erie County and its residents:
* [http://www.bellevueschools.org/ Bellevue City School District] : includes parts of Bellevue and Groton Township.
* [http://www.berlin-milan.org/ Berlin-Milan Local School District] : includes parts of Berlin Heights and Milan, and Berlin, Florence, Huron, Milan, Oxford, Perkins, and Vermilion Townships.
* [http://www.firelandsschools.org/ Firelands Local School District] : includes parts of Florence Township.
* [http://www.huron-city.k12.oh.us/ Huron City School District] : includes parts of Huron and Berlin, Huron, and Milan Townships.
* [http://www.kelleys.k12.oh.us/ Kelleys Island Local School District] : includes all of Kelleys Island.
* [http://www.margaretta.k12.oh.us/ Margaretta Local School District] : includes parts of Bay View and Castalia, and Groton and Margaretta Townships.
* [http://www.monroeville.k12.oh.us/ Monroeville Local School District] : includes parts of Oxford Township.
* [http://www.perkins.k12.oh.us/ Perkins Local School District] : includes parts of Groton, Huron, Margaretta, Milan, Oxford, and Perkins Townships.
* [http://www.sanduskycentralcatholicschool.com/ Sandusky Central Catholic Schools] : includes Sandusky's three Parishes (St. Mary, Ss. Peter & Paul, and Holy Angels).
* [http://www.huronstpeterschool.org/ St. Peter's School] : a private catholic elementary school in Huron
* [http://www.sandusky-city.k12.oh.us/ Sandusky City School District] : includes all of Sandusky.
* [http://www.vermilionschools.org/ Vermilion Local School District] : includes parts of Vermilion and Florence and Vermilion Townships.
* [http://www.western-reserve-huron.k12.oh.us/ Western Reserve Local School District] : including parts of Florence Township.

References

External links

* [http://www.erie-county-ohio.net/ Erie County Government's website]


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