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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.
Hundreds died in the cholera epidemic of 1849
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.
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.
11% of Sandusky residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Sandusky include Cable Park Historic District, Columbus Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Sandusky, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $387. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.
Libraries in Sandusky include Sandusky Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sandusky include Sandusky Register
TV stations in Sandusky include WGGN.
Erie County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sandusky political report.
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.
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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