Tiffin (Ohio)

Seneca County


Tiffin is a city in Seneca County in the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2000, there were 18,135 inhabitants. The city is the county seat of administration and was once a center of the glass and porcelain industry.


The geographic coordinates of Tiffin are 41 ° 7'1 "N, 83 ° 10'44 " W ( 41.116834, -83.179003 ). The city has an area of ​​17.2 square kilometers, of which 16.8 square kilometers land area. The most part of the water area is managed by the Sandusky River, which flows through the city center.

Demographic data

According to the census of 2000, there were 18,135 people in Tiffin. Of these, 1,201 people lived in collective centers, the other residents living in 7,330 households and 4,471 families. The population density was 1,079 inhabitants per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.26 percent White, 1.46 percent African American, 0.17 percent Native American, 0.51 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.59 percent from other races groups; 1.00 percent were descended from two or more races. 2.10 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 7,330 households out of which 28.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 46.2 percent were married couples living together, 11.1 percent were single mothers, 39.0 percent were non-families, 32.6 percent of all households and 14.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

The population was composed of 22.3 percent of residents under the age of 18, 15.1 percent between 18 and 24 years, 25.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 20.9 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.8 percent were 65 years of age or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 33,261, and the median income for a family was $ 41,329. Males had a median income of $ 31,207, women $ 22,259. The per capita income was $ 16,580. 5.7 percent of families and 11.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Among them were 9.4 percent of children and adolescents under the age of 18 and 8.9 percent of seniors aged 65 and over.


The city is named after Edward Tiffin, the first governor of Ohio. The St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Tiffin was the first church in the world, which has Edison's light bulb used to illuminate. It is also the first public building in the United States, were transferred to the electric lines. Many generations of German Americans have lived in Tiffin.


In the city the Heidelberg University and Tiffin University is located.

The schools in the city are under the supervision of Tiffin City Schools, including the High School Columbian High School. Since 1940, there is in the elementary and middle schools religious instruction.

Moreover, there are in Tiffin, the Charter School Bridges Community Academy and the Roman Catholic Calvert High School.

Notable people from Tiffin (Ohio )

  • John Quinn (1870-1924), art patron and collector
  • Rodger Young (1918-1943) was awarded the Medal of Honor
  • Sue Wilkins Myrick ( born 1941 ), member of the House of Representatives ( North Carolina), who was born in Tiffin and a graduate of Heidelberg College.
  • John R. Goodin, Member of the House of Representatives ( Kansas ), born in Tiffin
  • George E. Seney, a member of the House of Representatives ( for Ohio ), lives in Tiffin
  • Paul Gillmor (1939-2007), member of the House of Representatives, was born in Tiffin