Sandusky, Ohio Population 2020

24,468

Sandusky is a city located in Erie County, Ohio. With a 2020 population of 24,468, it is the 66th largest city in Ohio and the 1576th largest city in the United States. Sandusky is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -5.14% 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 2,533 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sandusky is $50,018 with a poverty rate of 21.96%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $672 per month, and the median house value is $83,000. The median age in Sandusky is 38.5 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.1 males.

Sandusky Oh Demographics

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

  • White: 67.27%
  • Black or African American: 23.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.75%
  • Other race: 2.99%
  • Native American: 0.90%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sandusky, Ohio is 24,468, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 24,714. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,793.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,82567.27%
Black or African American5,98223.92%
Two or More Races1,1874.75%
Some Other Race7492.99%
American Indian and Alaska Native2240.90%
Asian450.18%

Sandusky Oh Population Pyramid 2020

Sandusky Oh Median Age

38.5


Total

37.3


Male

40


Female

Sandusky Oh Adults

There are 19,012 adults, (4,274 of whom are seniors) in Sandusky Oh.

Sandusky Oh Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Sandusky Oh Sex Ratio

Female

12,753

50.99%

Male

12,259

49.01%

Sandusky Oh Households and Families

Sandusky Oh Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sandusky Oh Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
Male71.7%28.3%
All51.1%48.9%
Non Family41.4%58.6%
Female29.8%70.2%

51.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,9132.2551.1
Non Family5,1551.2541.4
Married3,1592.9778.8
Female2,1723.3429.8
Male4273.3571.7

2.97

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

9.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sandusky Oh Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5503.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,4678.82%
High School Graduate6,59139.64%
Some College3,71322.33%
Associates Degree1,78110.71%
Bachelors Degree1,68110.11%
Graduate Degree8435.07%

Sandusky Oh Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,92410,7602,087
Black3,4202,882317
Hispanic81950428
Other Race41732019
Multiple Races26126172
Native American159145
Asian202020

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,532$34,293$25,660
Less Than High School$18,005$19,542$17,007
High School Grad$25,862$28,592$22,344
Some College$30,988$37,212$26,633
Bachelors Degree$38,681$44,821$30,322
Graduate Degree$56,976$60,171$56,600

$29,532

Average Earnings

$34,293

Average Male

$25,660

Average Female

Sandusky Oh Language

Sandusky Oh Language by Age

Sandusky Oh Language

96.27% of Sandusky Oh residents speak only English, while 3.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.68% of the population.

Sandusky Oh Poverty

Sandusky Oh Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,8422,74617.33%
Black5,8911,60727.28%
Hispanic1,78073241.12%
Multiple1,17141835.70%
Other74936048.06%
Native22394.04%

21.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.37%

Male Poverty Rate

25.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sandusky Oh

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sandusky Oh is Other, with 48.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sandusky Oh is Native, with 4.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.92%
High School19.54%
Some College16.10%
Bachelors or Greater5.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.84%
Male Unemployed36.55%
Female Employed15.93%
Male Employed8.39%

Sandusky Oh Income

Sandusky Oh Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,448$50,018
Families$45,161$57,650
Married Families$65,317-
Non Families$27,970$38,354

Sandusky Oh Marital Status

Sandusky Oh Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sandusky Oh Married by Age and Sex

Sandusky Oh 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 Oh Marital Status by Race

Sandusky Oh Veterans

1,623

Number of Veterans

1,570

Male Veterans

53

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam594
First Gulf War252
Korea248
Second Gulf War140
World War II96
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2208.80%
Black2937.17%
Hispanic13313.41%
Indian8850.00%
2 or More225.63%

$Sandusky Oh Veterans by Education

7.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sandusky Oh Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Sandusky Oh Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.05%

Born in Ohio

97.65%

Native Born

2.35%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.65% of Sandusky Oh residents were born in the United States, with 80.05% having been born in Ohio. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,468-123-0.50%
201924,591-123-0.50%
201824,714-145-0.58%
201724,859-123-0.49%
201624,982-165-0.66%
201525,147-191-0.75%
201425,338-138-0.54%
201325,476-158-0.62%
201225,634-116-0.45%
201125,750-132-0.51%
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%