Fast Facts of Sandusky

Sandusky is a city in the Ohio state of United States and the county seat of Erie County. It is located in northern Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie, almost half-way between Toledo to the west and Cleveland to the east.

Sandusky is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state of Ohio. Home to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a world leader in amusement parks and entertainment, flagship amusement park, Cedar Point, it is famous for indoor and outdoor water parks. For all groups of ages, this city is a destination for relaxation and leisure.


  • The city of Sandusky was established in 1818 and was originally called Portland.
  • Prior to the abolition of slavery in the United States, many slaves made their way to Sandusky where they boarded boats crossing Lake Erie to the port of Amherst burg in Ontario. And also Sandusky was a major stop on the underground rail road.
  • The city was a center of paper industry. The Hinde & Dauch Paper Company was the largest employer in the city in the early 1900s.

Nearby Great Lakes is a campus of Bowling Green State University, Cedar Point (a large resort and amusement park), and Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, U-haul neighborhood dealer, Sandusky bay, Pickerel creek wild life area, East harbor state park, Huron, Port Clinton, Vickery, Nor-walk, Tiffin ave, Wyandot/Huron tribe village, etc.


  • Sandusky has a population of 27,844, according to 2000 census.
  • About 74.5% of the population is White, 21.08% are African American, 0.29% are Native American, 0.26% are Asian, 0.01% are Pacific Islander, 0.97% are from other races, and 2.88% are from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 3.09% of the population.
  • Sandusky was ranked number one by Forbes as the “Best Place to Live Cheaply” in the United States because a family’s median income in the city is of $64,000. It was also designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.


  • Sandusky is primarily an industrial center, producing a wide range of manufactured goods. It is one of the largest coal-shipping ports on the Great Lakes. Recent growth in retail provides residents with world class shopping at below national average prices. Sandusky has a cost of living well below the national average and a wage scale equal to the national average. The per capita income for the city was $18,111.
  • Geography and Climate:
  • It lies on Sandusky Bay, an arm of Lake Erie, 55 miles (89 km) west of Cleveland.
  • Sandusky has a humid continental climate, typical of much of the central United States, with very warm, humid summers and cold winters.
  • Sandusky has an average daily temperature of 25.6 F in January and 73.8 F in July.
  • Sandusky, Ohio has an annual precipitation of 34.46 inches. Summer weather is more stable, generally humid with thunderstorms fairly common. Fall usually is the driest season with many clear warm days and cool nights.

Tourist Attractions:
Kalahari water-park resort, Cedar point, Great wolf lodge, best western plus Sandusky hotel and suites, fair field inn Sandusky, Hampton Inn Sandusky Central, knights in Sandusky, Econo Lodge Cedar Point, South shore inn, breakers express are some of the tourist attractions of Sandusky.