Early settlers in the area fled to Huron during the War of 1812 and returned settling in the floodplain below Fort Meigs. Perrysburg was surveyed and platted on April 26, 1816 and soon became a center for shipbuilding and commerce.
A cholera epidemic of 1854 decimated the population and the town literally closed down for two months in that summer. More than 100 people perished.
Perrysburg is the only city in the United States, besides Washington D.C., that was originally planned by the Federal Government.
There were 6,592 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $62,237 and the median income for a family was $75,651. Males had a median income of $56,496 versus $31,401 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,652. About 1.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
In the year 2000, 47% of residents of the City of Perrysburg had bachelor's degrees or a higher level of education as compared to 27.6% of Wood County residents, 25% of residents in the Toledo MSA, 21% of Ohioans and 24% in the U.S.
Perrysburg is also minutes away from five major colleges/universities: Bowling Green State University (20,000+ students), Lourdes College (1,600+ students), Owens Community College (22,000+), and The University of Toledo (23,000+ students).
PRIDE OF PERRYSBURG AS LEYLAND HEADS WEST TO TAKE REINS OF ROCKIES, HIS ROOTS REMAIN DEEP IN TOWN WHERE HE GREW UP.(Sports)
Oct 11, 1998; Byline: Jack Etkin Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer Perrysburg, Ohio -- George Simon proudly claims to be the first...