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Sandusky is a city in Erie County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Indian term, alternately translated as "pure water" or "cold water."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Sandusky. For links to other places called Sandusky, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Sandusky is 41.448N. The longitude is -82.708W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 597 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,030.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$31,133
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sandusky demographic reports
Sandusky is on Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie.
Former and merged names include:
· Ogontz Place
· Portland
· Ogontz
· Ogontz's Place
· Fort Sandoski
Developed as a shipping center and port of entry for Great Lakes vessels

Hundreds died in the cholera epidemic of 1849

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 115. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sandusky Bay Ice Festival - Jan. 20, 2007
  • Mexican-Latino Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Erie County Fair - Aug. 7-12, 2007
  • Blarney Bash Irish Festival - June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sandusky web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Erie Sand Barrens State Nature Preserve
Sandusky attractions: Cedar Point amusement park
Historic sites and museums: Merry-Go-Round Museum, Follett House Museum, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, Cooke House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Sandusky demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Erie County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44839 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Sandusky residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sandusky ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sandusky was $18,111, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Sandusky residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
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History

Historic districts in Sandusky include Cable Park Historic District, Columbus Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sandusky, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.


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Libraries in Sandusky include Sandusky Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sandusky include Sandusky Register

TV stations in Sandusky include WGGN.

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Politics

Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sandusky political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Sandusky workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sandusky between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Sandusky include Best Budget Inn, Best Budget Inn - Cedar Point, Best Western Cedar Point Area, Clarion Inn Sandusky, Comfort Inn Cedar Point Maingate, Comfort Inn Sandusky, Comfort Suites Sandusky, Dusk to Dawn Motel, Econo Lodge, Econo Lodge ... More hotels.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other OH communities named Sandusky:
  �Richland County township
  �Crawford County township
  �Sandusky County township

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