Sandusky, OH Profile: Facts & Data

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Sandusky, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Sandusky had a population of 24,681 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Sandusky, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,681
Population in Households 24,106
Population in Familes 17,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 575
Population Density2 2,538
Diversity Index3 56
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,852
Average Household Income $51,475
Per Capita Income $22,424

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 13,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,994 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,664 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,631 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $88,370
Average Home Value $130,488
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,657
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 6,020
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.53% -0.52%
Households -0.47% -0.48%
Families -0.77% -0.67%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

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, 2018 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 # 64 95th
Population Density # 145 88th
Diversity Index # 33 97th
Median Household Income # 1072 12th
Per Capita Income # 909 25th

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