Port Clinton is a city in
and the county seat of Ottawa
County, Ohio, United States.
The population was 6,391 at the 2000 census
. The city has been
nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World."
Port Clinton is located at (41.509857, -82.940156) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of
2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.1 square
miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles
(0.5 km²) of it (8.66%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 6,391
people, 2,777 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city.
The population density
3,034.0 people per square mile (1,169.5/km²). There were 3,504
housing units at an average density of 1,663.5/sq mi
(641.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.15% White
, 2.38% African American
, 0.03% Pacific Islander
, 2.30% from
, and 1.49%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 6.01% of the
There were 2,777 households out of which 28.0% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples
living together, 12.7% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families.
31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age
of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to
64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,564, and the
median income for a family was $44,579. Males had a median income
of $38,949 versus $21,651 for females. The per capita income
for the city was
$19,177. About 7.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 11.2%
of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
is famous for its annual Walleye drop,
commemorating the new year, its fishing and boating industries, the
annual National Matches at neighboring Camp Perry, and its proximity to a variety of vacation
destinations (such as the Lake Erie Islands, the Cedar Point amusement park and a number of local
Port Clinton's transient dockage on the Portage
River is a safe harbor for Lake Erie boaters.
- Port Clinton is served in print by the News
Herald, the city's only daily newspaper.