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A+ Sandusky Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Sandusky Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Ohio
8020% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Sandusky cost of living
D+ Sandusky Crime Total crime is 58% higher than Ohio
Total crime
4,28455% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2455% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
18%Year over year crime is up
Sandusky crime
F Sandusky Employment Household income is 33% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$33,81739% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,79330% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%41% higher than the US average
Sandusky employment
F Sandusky Housing Home value is 38% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$81,60056% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64033% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Sandusky real estate or Sandusky rentals
C Sandusky Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Sandusky K-12 schools or Sandusky colleges

Living in Sandusky, OH

Sandusky, Ohio is a medium-sized city with a population of 25,338 residents. At 69%, the majority of the Sandusky population is White; this is followed by 21% Black and 1% American Indian and Alaskan. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Sandusky is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 17 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Sandusky, Ohio could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Sandusky and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Sandusky to Ohio and the national average.

Using data and statistics Sandusky has received a livability score of 71/100. This score is ranked in the 67th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Sandusky ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A). Regrettably for Sandusky, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: weather (D-), employment (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Sandusky on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Cedar Point Amusement Park, Kalahari Waterpark Resort, and Cedar Point - Soak City.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Sandusky is real estate affordability. The median home price for Sandusky homes is $81,600, which is 38.1% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sandusky, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 7.7% lower than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Sandusky are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Sandusky homes comes in at 4.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 0.3%.

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Sandusky, Ohio: A Highly Recommended Place to Visit

As a former resident, I can honestly say that living in Sandusky, Ohio is something that I would love to be able to do again. Located on the shores of Lake Erie and situated between the cities of Toledo and Cleveland, gives Sandusky a great location to raise a family. Sandusky is also known as the place to raise a family if you are on a budget or to take a vacation to while on a budget.

One of the best areas in Sandusky, Ohio to visit is the amusement park, Cedar Point. This place provides all day fun for the entire family. With 16 roller coasters to choose from, if you are a dare devil there is sure to be one that pumps you up.

For a more relaxing experience, spend a day on the shore of Lake Erie. Take time to bird watch or to fish for your dinner. Whether considering relocating to Sandusky or just visiting, start exploring your options today.
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Source: The Sandusky, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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