Erie County, Ohio

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Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 79,551. Its county seat is Sandusky[2] and is named for the Erie (tribe), whose name was their word for "wildcat".[3] 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. It is part of the Sandusky Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Erie County.

Erie County was designated a Metropolitan Statistical Area with Sandusky as its principal city in 2003.[4]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 626 square miles (1,621.3 km2). 255 square miles (660.4 km2) is land and 371 square miles (960.9 km2) (59.29%) is water.

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