Sandusky, Ohio Population 2021

24,318
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Sandusky is a city located in Erie County Ohio. It is also the county seat of Erie County. With a 2020 population of 24,318, it is the 66th largest city in Ohio and the 1589th largest city in the United States . Sandusky is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,793 in 2010. Sandusky reached it's highest population of 32,674 in 1970. Spanning over 22 miles, Sandusky has a population density of 2,518 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sandusky is $50,831 with a poverty rate of 21.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Sandusky is 38 years, 37.1 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Sandusky Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sandusky was:

  • White: 67.24%
  • Black or African American: 23.87%
  • Two or more races: 4.99%
  • Other race: 2.92%
  • Native American: 0.79%
  • Asian: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sandusky, Ohio is 24,318 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,687.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,793.

Sandusky, Ohio Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202173,772-247-0.33%
202074,019-247-0.33%
201974,266-247-0.33%
201874,513-247-0.33%
201774,760-239-0.32%
201674,999-361-0.48%
201575,360-449-0.60%
201475,809-244-0.32%
201376,053-375-0.49%
201276,428-259-0.34%
201176,687-291-0.38%
201076,9780.00%

Sandusky Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,69667.24%
Black or African American5,92723.87%
Two or More Races1,2394.99%
Some Other Race7262.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1950.79%
Asian460.19%
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Sandusky Population by Race

Sandusky Population Pyramid $2021

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Sandusky Median Age

38


Total

37.1


Male

39.1


Female

Sandusky Adults

There are 18,921 adults, (4,277 of whom are seniors) in Sandusky.

Sandusky Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sandusky Sex Ratio

Female

12,747

51.34%

Male

12,082

48.66%

Sandusky Population by Age

Sandusky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sandusky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
Male63.8%36.2%
All50.4%49.6%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Female30.1%69.9%

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sandusky Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9412.2350.4
Non Family5,0031.1842.6
Married3,2252.9774
Female2,1833.2530.1
Male5303.2863.8

2.96

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Sandusky Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5653.38%
9th to 12th Grade1,5929.54%
High School Graduate6,52539.09%
Some College3,83422.97%
Associates Degree1,6649.97%
Bachelors Degree1,69210.14%
Graduate Degree8224.92%
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Sandusky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sandusky Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,78210,6102,136
Black3,4402,842235
Hispanic92954211
Other Race415294
2+ Races348348111
Native American158151
Asian212121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sandusky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,019$35,566$25,675
Less Than 9th Grade$19,096$22,478$15,905
High School Graduate$27,583$31,242$25,053
Some College$30,761$37,247$26,691
Bachelors Degree$40,800$47,803$30,313
Graduate Degree$58,792$60,873$55,577

$30,019

Average Earnings

$35,566

Average Male

$25,675

Average Female

Sandusky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sandusky Language by Age

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Sandusky Language

96.03% of Sandusky residents speak only English, while 3.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.76% of the population.

Sandusky Language

Sandusky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,7332,62116.66%
Black5,8351,60927.57%
Hispanic1,81368437.73%
Multiple1,21144036.33%
Other72632144.21%
Native193126.22%

21.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.83%

Male Poverty Rate

23.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sandusky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sandusky is Other, with 44.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sandusky is Native, with 6.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.78%.

Sandusky Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.80%
High School21.07%
Some College14.81%
Bachelors or Greater7.69%

Sandusky Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.50%
Male Unemployed20.35%
Female Employed16.31%
Male Employed6.70%

Sandusky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sandusky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,380$50,831
Families$47,139$58,213
Married Families$65,047-
Non Families$27,416$39,004
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Income by Household Type

Sandusky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Sandusky Married by Age and Sex

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Sandusky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sandusky Marital Status by Race

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Sandusky Marital Status

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1,578

Number of Veterans

1,540

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam563
First Gulf War225
Second Gulf War219
Korea180
World War II77

Sandusky Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64446
65 to 74363
75+356
35 to 54298
18 to 34115

Sandusky Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1938.71%
Black2746.72%
Hispanic13111.95%
Native American8450.60%
2+ Races275.87%

Sandusky Veterans by Race

Sandusky Veterans by Education

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8.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sandusky Veterans by Education

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62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sandusky Employment by Age

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Sandusky Employment by Race

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Sandusky Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.66%

Born in Sandusky

97.98%

Native Born

2.02%

Foreign Born

1.10%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.98% of Sandusky residents were born in the United States, with 79.66% having been born in Ohio. 1.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Sandusky Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,318-123-0.50%
202024,441-123-0.50%
201924,564-123-0.50%
201824,687-145-0.58%
201724,832-145-0.58%
201624,977-170-0.68%
201525,147-193-0.76%
201425,340-138-0.54%
201325,478-157-0.61%
201225,635-116-0.45%
201125,751-131-0.51%
201025,882-1,962-0.73%
200027,844-1,920-0.66%
199029,764-1,596-0.52%
198031,360-1,314-0.41%
197032,6746850.21%
196031,9892,6140.86%
195029,3754,5011.68%
194024,8742520.10%
193024,6221,7250.73%
192022,8972,9081.37%
191019,9893250.16%
190019,6641,1930.63%
189018,4712,6331.55%
188015,8382,8381.99%
187013,0004,5924.45%
18608,4083,3215.15%
18505,0870.00%

Sandusky Population by Year