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Overview
Population:25,787
Pop. Change:-7%
State: Ohio
Metro Area: Sandusky Metro Area
County: Erie County
City:Sandusky
Zip Code:44870
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Sandusky's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Sandusky Metro Area

Profile: Small port town

Location: Northern Ohio, along southern shore of Lake Erie

Elevation: 597

Time zone: Central Standard Time

PROCON
Recreational amenities Low educational attainment
Central locationWinter climate
Diverse industryIndustrial areas

Sandusky is an old port town on the southern shore of Lake Erie, traditionally with strong ties to the steel industry. The area has evolved into a major recreation and entertainment destination with offshore islands and bays and the famed Cedar Point amusement park. While there is still plenty of industry, not only related to steel but also manufacturing of machinery, paint, food processing and plastics, the area has become more desirable and livable.

Downtown has gone through considerable renewal and is attractive and clean with some historic interest. There is a new waterfront park and redevelopment zone. At approximately 60 miles from both Cleveland to the east and Toledo to the west along the Ohio Turnpike, big city services are easy to access.

The area lies in mainly flat coastal plain with grassland and sparse trees along Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay, giving way to mostly agricultural land to the south. Lake Erie effects moderate the continental climate, but produce considerable clouds, and precipitation at all times of the year (especially in winter). Winter snows can also be heavy with the lake effect. Summers are normally pleasant with lake breezes, thundershowers, and periods of sticky humidity when the winds don’t cooperate.

Interesting Facts about Sandusky, Ohio

As of 2014, Sandusky's population is 25,787 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -7.07 percent.

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The median home cost in Sandusky is $86,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.70 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Sandusky's cost of living is 17.00% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Sandusky public schools spend $12,075 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Sandusky.

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The unemployment rate in Sandusky is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sandusky jobs have Increased by 1.68 percent.


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Map Of Sandusky

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Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Sandusky's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes