Galion, Ohio

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Galion is a city in Crawford, Morrow, and Richland counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. The population was 11,341 at the 2000 census. Galion is the second-largest city in Crawford County.

The Crawford County portion of Galion is part of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area. The small portion of the city that is located in Richland County is part of the Mansfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the portion extending into Morrow County is considered part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Galion is located in the southeastern corner of Crawford County at 40°43′59″N 82°47′19″W / 40.73306°N 82.78861°W / 40.73306; -82.78861 (40.733164, -82.788586)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (12.9 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (12.8 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

The most important river in Galion is the Olentangy, which winds southward toward Columbus and eventually empties into the Scioto River. In Galion, the Olentangy is not a very large river, though another creek joins it near Heise Park.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,341 people, 4,791 households, and 3,090 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,286.5 people per square mile (882.8/km²). There were 5,150 housing units at an average density of 1,038.3/sq mi (400.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.28% White, 0.22% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

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