Port Clinton, Ohio

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Port Clinton is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Ohio, United States.[3] The population was 6,391 at the 2000 census. The city has been nicknamed the "Walleye Capital of the World."

The city is known for its annual Walleye Drop, commemorating the new year as well as 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 Erie islands, the Cedar Point amusement park and a number of local wineries). Port Clinton's transient dockage on the Portage River is a safe harbor for Lake Erie boaters.



Port Clinton is located at 41°30′35″N 82°56′25″W / 41.50972°N 82.94028°W / 41.50972; -82.94028 (41.509857, -82.940156)[4].

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 census[2] of 2000, there were 6,391 people, 2,777 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population density was 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.

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