Place:Erie, Ohio, United States

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Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 77,079, which is a decrease of 3.1% from 79,551 in 2000. Its county seat is Sandusky and is named for the Erie (tribe), whose name was their word for "wildcat". It is home to the amusement park Cedar Point. It was formed in 1838 from the northern third of Huron County, and a portion of Sandusky County. All of Erie County is designated as the Sandusky Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area.

Prior to 2013, Erie County was designated a Metropolitan Statistical Area with Sandusky as its principal city.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1856 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 12,599
1850 18,568
1860 24,474
1870 28,188
1880 32,640
1890 35,462
1900 37,650
1910 38,327
1920 39,789
1930 42,133
1940 43,201
1950 52,565
1960 68,000
1970 75,909
1980 79,655
1990 76,779

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External links

www.erie-county-ohio.net/


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