Sandusky, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sandusky, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Sandusky had a population of 25,070 as of July 1, 2016. Sandusky ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sandusky is located at latitude 41.4559 and longitude -82.7144 in Erie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandusky (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.73 sq. miles and a water area of 12.18 sq. miles. Erie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 594 feet.

The City of Sandusky (GNIS ID: 1086070) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandusky population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sandusky: Fort Stephenson, Portland, Sandusky City.


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Sandusky, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,070
Population in Households 24,495
Population in Familes 18,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 575
Population Density1 2,578
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,903
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,188
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,422 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,435 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,468 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,519 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $84,791
Average Home Value $122,047
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,239
Average Household Income $47,228
Per Capita Income $20,714
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.37%
Households -0.26% -0.23%
Families -0.57% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sandusky, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandusky to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 95th
Population Density1 # 141 88th
Diversity Index2 # 39 97th
Median Household Income # 1084 11th
Per Capita Income # 896 26th

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