- Rossford, Ohio
official_name = Rossford, Ohio
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location of Rossford, Ohio
leader_name = Bill Verbosky, Jr.
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 11.9
area_land_km2 = 11.1
area_water_km2 = 0.7
area_total_sq_mi = 4.6
area_land_sq_mi = 4.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.3
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6406
population_density_km2 = 575.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1489.7
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 188
elevation_ft = 617
latd = 41 |latm = 35 |lats = 37 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 34 |longs = 5 |longEW = W
postal_code = 43460
area_code = 419
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-68686GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1049137GR|3
website = http://www.rossfordohio.com/
Rossford is a city in Wood County,
Ohio, United States, along the Maumee River. The population was 6,406 at the 2000 census. The town lies at the Crossroads of America, the intersection of Interstate 75and the Ohio Turnpike. Bass Pro Shopsrecently opened a multi-million dollar store at the Crossroads after looking at the Toledo Marina District.
Rossford was founded by Edward Ford of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Glass Company. In 1898, Ford purchased convert|173|acre|km2 along the
Maumee Riverto build the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company. As workers came to the factory, Ford named the resulting town Rossford by combining the last name of his second wife, Caroline Ross, with his. Shortly after the foundation of the plant, Ford built the Ford Club next to the plant, so workers could socialize. In 1998, Rossford's cenntenial, the town built a memorial next to the run-down Ford Club in memory of the foundation of the town. The cenntenial was marked by a street fair, parade, concert, and several other festivities.
Rossford is located at coor dms|41|35|37|N|83|34|5|W|city (41.593717, -83.568047)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²), of which, 4.3 square miles (11.1 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (6.32%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,406 people, 2,610 households, and 1,743 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 1,489.7 people per square mile (575.2/km²). There were 2,736 housing units at an average density of 636.2/sq mi (245.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.27% White, 1.28% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.
There were 2,610 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,776, and the median income for a family was $57,442. Males had a median income of $40,516 versus $27,560 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $25,119. About 2.7% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Rossford's school system includes the following:
(1) Public High School
Rossford High School(9-12)(1) Public Junior High School
*Rossford Junior High School (7-8)(3) Public Elementary Schools
*Eagle Point School (K-6)
*Glenwood School (K-6)
*Indian Hills School (K-6)(1) Parochial Grade School
*All Saints Catholic School (K-8)(2) Schools No Longer in Session
*Lime City School (grades varied, the building is currently closed)
*Walnut Street School (demolished)
*Alter Elementary (now All Saints Catholic School)
* [http://www.rossfordohio.com/ City of Rossford, Ohio]
* [http://www.toledo.com/rossford/index.php/ Rossford, Ohio at Toledo.com]
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