Wyandot County, Ohio

Wyandot County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Upper Sandusky.


The County is located just to the west in north-central Ohio and has an area of 1056 square kilometers, of which five square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties Seneca County, Crawford County, Marion County, Hardin County and Hancock County.


Wyandot County was formed on February 3, 1845 from parts of Crawford, Hancock, Hardin and Marion County. It was named ( Hurons ) to the North American Indian people of the Wyandot.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were in the Wyandot County 22,908 people in 8,882 households and 6,270 families. The population density was 22 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.91 percent White, 0.14 percent African American, 0.08 percent Native American, 0.50 percent Asian, and 0.74 percent from other races; 0.62 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.46 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 8,882 households out of which 33.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.9 percent were married couples living together, 9.2 percent were single mothers, 29.4 percent were non-families, 25.4 percent of all households and 11.7 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.8 percent population under 18 years, 8.2 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.9 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.4 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 38,839, and the median income for a family was $ 45,173. Males had a median income of $ 31,716, women $ 22,395. The per capita income was $ 17,170. 3.8 percent of families and 5.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 5.2 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 5.1 percent are 65 years old.