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Clyde, Ohio
City
Downtown Clyde, Ohio on South Main Street.
Downtown Clyde, Ohio on South Main Street.
Location of Clyde, Ohio
Location of Clyde, Ohio
Location of Clyde in Sandusky County
Location of Clyde in Sandusky County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Sandusky
Area
 • Total 5.09 sq mi (13.18 km2)
 • Land 5.04 sq mi (13.05 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,325
 • Estimate (2012) 6,297
 • Density 1,255.0/sq mi (484.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43410
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-16308
GNIS feature ID 1056817
Website http://www.clydeohio.org/

Clyde /ˈkld/ is a city in Sandusky County, Ohio, United States. The population was 6,325 at the 2010 census. The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Clyde as a Tree City USA.

The town is known for having served as inspiration for the setting of Sherwood Anderson's 1919 collection of short stories Winesburg, Ohio.

History

In the 1700s, the area of Ohio including present-day Clyde was inhabited by the Wyandot tribe. The first American settlers in the area arrived in 1820.

Clyde was named after Clyde, New York.

Early in the 20th Century, Clyde joined the automobile revolution, hosting the pioneering brass era company, Elmore Manufacturing Company.

The Whirlpool Corporation purchased the Clyde Porcelain Steel Co. in 1952 and began producing washing machines there and then purchased the adjacent property of the Bendix Corporation in 1954, that produced belt-driven washing machines, making it the sole producer of washing machines in the area for the next six decades.

Geography

Clyde is located at 41°18′18″N 82°58′36″W / 41.305°N 82.97667°W / 41.305; -82.97667 (41.304912, -82.976529).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.09 square miles (13.18 km2), of which 5.04 square miles (13.05 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 701
1880 2,380
1890 2,327 −2.2%
1900 2,515 8.1%
1910 2,815 11.9%
1920 3,099 10.1%
1930 3,159 1.9%
1940 3,174 0.5%
1950 4,083 28.6%
1960 4,826 18.2%
1970 5,503 14.0%
1980 5,489 −0.3%
1990 5,776 5.2%
2000 6,064 5.0%
2010 6,325 4.3%
Est. 2015 6,260 −1.0%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 6,325 people, 2,484 households, and 1,687 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,255.0 inhabitants per square mile (484.6/km2). There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 537.1 per square mile (207.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.9% of the population.

There were 2,484 households of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.1% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the city was 37.4 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,064 people, 2,304 households, and 1,633 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,381.5 people per square mile (533.3/km²). There were 2,471 housing units at an average density of 563.0 per square mile (217.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.04% White, 0.15% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.21% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.70% of the population.

There were 2,304 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,764, and the median income for a family was $45,646. Males had a median income of $32,189 versus $23,549 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,966. About 6.8% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.

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