Ottawa County (Ohio)

Ottawa County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat), Port Clinton.


The County is located in northern Ohio, is bordered on the northeast by Lake Erie, the southernmost of the five Great Lakes and has an area of ​​1515 square kilometers, of which 660 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Erie County, Sandusky County, Wood County and Lucas County.


Ottawa County was formed on March 6, 1840 from parts of Erie, Lucas and Sandusky County. It was named after the North American Indian people of Ottawa.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Ottawa County 40,985 people in 16,474 households and 11,729 families. The population density was 62 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.56 percent White, 0.65 percent African American, 0.21 percent Native American, 0.23 percent Asian, 0.05 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.44 percent from other races groups; 0.87 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.75 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 16,474 households out of which 29.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.9 percent were married couples living together, 8.5 percent were single mothers, 28.8 percent were non-families, 25.0 percent of all households and 11.2 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

Based on the county the population was spread from 23.3 percent population under 18 years, 6.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 26.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 16.4 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 44,224, and the median income for a family was $ 51,919. Males had a median income of $ 39,823, women $ 24,727. The per capita income was $ 21,973. 4.2 percent of families and 5.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 7.4 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 5.4 percent are 65 years old.