- Port Clinton, Ohio
official_name = Port Clinton, Ohio
imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Downtown Port Clinton
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Port Clinton, Ohio
leader_name = Debbie Hymore-Tester
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 6.0
area_land_km2 = 5.5
area_water_km2 = 0.5
area_total_sq_mi = 2.3
area_land_sq_mi = 2.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.2
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6391
population_density_km2 = 1171.4
population_density_sq_mi = 3034.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 177
elevation_ft = 581
latd = 41 |latm = 30 |lats = 35 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 56 |longs = 25 |longEW = W
postal_code = 43446, 43452
area_code = 419
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-64150GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1061564GR|3
website = http://www.portclinton.com/
Port Clinton is a city in and the
county seatof Ottawa County, Ohio, United States.GR|6 The population was 6,391 at the 2000 census. The city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World."
Port Clinton is located at coor dms|41|30|35|N|82|56|25|W|city (41.509857, -82.940156)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (8.66%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,391 people, 2,777 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 3,034.0 people per square mile (1,169.5/km²). There were 3,504 housing units at an average density of 1,663.5/sq mi (641.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.15% White, 2.38% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.30% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.01% of the population.
There were 2,777 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,564, and the median income for a family was $44,579. Males had a median income of $38,949 versus $21,651 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $19,177. About 7.7% of families and 9.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.2% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.
The City is famous for its annual
Walleyedrop, commemorating the new year, its fishing and boating industries, the annual National Matches at neighboring Camp Perry, and its proximity to a variety of vacation destinations (such as the Lake ErieIslands, the Cedar Pointamusement park and a number of local wineries). Port Clinton's transient dockage on the Portage River is a safe harbor for Lake Erie boaters.
Chris Redfern- Current chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and former Ohio House Minority Leader.
Steve Saunders- Television host/actor
Louis C. Shepard- American Civil War Medal of Honorrecipient from Ashtabula County, buried in Lakeview cemetery, Port Clinton, Ottawa County, Ohio.
Nathan Janes- Pop Artist and creator of Pop ARF. Designed the first official ribbon for animals The Animal Guardian Ribbon
*Port Clinton is served in print by the [http://www.portclintonnewsherald.com News Herald] , the city's only daily newspaper.
* [http://www.portclinton.com Port Clinton Official town website]
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