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Sandusky County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohiomarker. As of the 2000 census, the population was 61,792. Its county seat is Fremontmarker and it is named for a native word meaning "water" (Wyandot: saundustee).

The Fremont Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Sandusky County.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,082 km²).409 square miles (1,060 km²) of it is land and 9 square miles (22 km²) of it (2.06%) is water.

Adjacent counties


As of the census of 2000, there were 61,792 people, 23,717 households, and 16,957 families residing in the county. The population density was 151 people per square mile (58/km²). There were 25,253 housing units at an average density of 62 per square mile (24/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.20% White, 2.67% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.10% from other races, and 1.61% from two or more races. 6.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 23,717 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,584, and the median income for a family was $47,675. Males had a median income of $35,501 versus $23,964 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,239. About 5.70% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.


Sandusky County Courthouse in Fremont.

Sandusky County is a heavily Republican County in Northwestern Ohio. The county has a strong history of supporting Republican presidential candidates as well as local Republican candidates. However, during the 2008 U.S. presidential election, 51% of the voters from Sandusky County supported Democratic candidate Barack Obama.

Current Sandusky County office holders

Office Name Party
Commissioner Terry Thatcher Republican
Commissioner John Rettig Republican
Commissioner Dan Polter
Prosecutor Tom Stierwalt Democrat
Sheriff Kyle Overmyer Republican
Clerk of Courts Warren Brown Republican
Recorder Colleen Carmack Republican
Treasurer Irma Celestino Republican
Engineer James Moyer Republican
Coroner John Wukie Republican
Auditor William Farrell Democrat
Common Pleas Court Judge John Dewey
Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara Ansted Republican
County Courts Judge Herbert Adams
County Courts Judge John Kolesar
Juvenile Court Judge Brad Smith


Map of Sandusky County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels




Census-designated places

Other communities

  • Bay View
  • Bayshore
  • Booktown
  • Busy Corners
  • Colby
  • Erlin
  • Fourmile House Corner
  • Gabels Corner
  • Galetown
  • Girton
  • Green Creek
  • Havens
  • Hessville
  • Kingsway
  • Sunset Harbor
  • Tinny
  • Upton
  • Vickerymarker
  • Wales Corners
  • White's Landing
  • Wightmans Grove


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