Downtown Bucyrus on South Sandusky Avenue
"The Small City in the Middle of Everywhere"
Location of Bucyrus, Ohio
Location of Bucyrus in Crawford County
BUCYRUS OHIO Latitude and Longitude:
|Township||Bucyrus, Holmes, Liberty, Whetstone|
|• Mayor||Jeff Reser|
|• Total||7.43 sq mi (19.24 km2)|
|• Land||7.42 sq mi (19.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||994 ft (303 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,666.0/sq mi (643.2/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 ( Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer ( DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|FIPS code||39-10030 |
|GNIS feature ID||1056736 |
Bucyrus ( // bew-SY-rəs)  is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Crawford County,  located in northern Ohio approximately 28 miles (45 km) west of Mansfield and 66 miles (106 km) southeast of Toledo. The population was 12,362 at the 2010 census. The city is the largest in Crawford County, and the center of the Bucyrus Micropolitan Statistical Area (as defined by the United States Census Bureau in 2003).
The origin of the name Bucyrus is not certain. It was given by Col. James Kilbourne, who laid out the town in 1822.  One theory is that the name Bucyrus is derived from "beautiful" coupled with the name of Cyrus the Great, founder of the First Persian Empire.   An alternate theory is that the city was named after Busiris, a city of ancient Egypt. 
The Lincoln Highway, later US Route 30, was routed through the city along Mansfield Street in 1913. In 1971 a modern, limited-access bypass was built to the north, but the associated freeway links to the east and west of Bucyrus, replacing the old two-lane Lincoln Highway route, were not completed until 2005, nearly 35 years after they were first proposed.
Bucyrus is located at  along the Sandusky River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.43 square miles (19.24 km2), of which 7.42 square miles (19.22 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water. (40.806014, -82.973169),
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census  of 2010, there were 12,362 people, 5,320 households, and 3,219 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,666.0 inhabitants per square mile (643.2/km2). There were 5,983 housing units at an average density of 806.3 per square mile (311.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.3% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 5,320 households of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.5% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.
The median age in the city was 41.1 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
As of the census  of 2000, there were 13,224 people, 5,559 households, and 3,552 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,812.0 people per square mile (699.4/km2). There were 5,955 housing units at an average density of 816.0 per square mile (315.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.38% White, 0.78% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.
There were 5,559 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,394, and the median income for a family was $40,120. Males had a median income of $31,743 versus $20,795 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,027. About 8.9% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.6% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.
The largest sectors in Bucyrus are agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare. Industries located in Bucyrus include tapered roller bearings; highly engineered plow blades, wing shoes, and moldboard shoes; rubber hoses; and fluorescent lightings. Bucyrus is also the home of ESCO Bucyrus, and D. Picking and Company, a family operated manufacturer of copper kettles and timpani drums, employing the same techniques since its establishment in 1874 by its founder Daniel Picking. Some of the largest employers in Bucyrus include Avita Health System, Hord Family Farms, and Ohio Mutual Insurance Group.
The Swan Rubber Company was once the largest industry in Bucyrus, locally employing 1500 men and women, and having the largest payroll of any industry in Bucyrus. The Swan Rubber and Tire Company originated in Toledo on September 27th 1927. In 1929 the name is changed to Swan Rubber Company as tire production declined. In 1940 the company buys 30 acres along Beal Ave., the current site of the Bucyrus operations until the facilities closing in the early part of this century. In 1950 the company begins recycling and reclaiming rubber products and by 1993 Swan becomes the largest recycling site in the state of Ohio. In 2001 Swan becomes a part of the Tekni-Plex family of companies making them the largest manufacturer of garden hose in the world. The company is currently headquartered in Atlanta GA with an office in Marion Ohio.
Bucyrus, which calls itself "the Bratwurst Capital of America", is home to the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival,   held annually during the third weekend in August. It includes musical performances and a beauty pageant.
Most of Bucyrus is served by the Bucyrus City School District, which currently includes one elementary school (preschool through 5th grade), and one junior/senior high (6th through 12th). The western edges of the city limits are served by the Wynford Local School District located just west of the city, and the far eastern portion of the city is in the Colonel Crawford Local School District, headquartered in nearby North Robinson.
Bucyrus is home to Crawford County's first institution of higher education called the Crawford Success Center, which is a satellite branch of North Central State College. Community colleges and regional four-year campuses of Ohio State University serve Bucyrus commuters in nearby Mansfield and Marion, while two private universities in nearby Tiffin also enroll many Bucyrians.
- George Fenner – American soldier
- Georgia Hopley – first female prohibition agent
- John Hopley – editor and publisher of the Bucyrus Journal
- Carol Kendall – children's book author
- Judson Laipply – popular YouTube
- Gloria LeRoy – American actress
- Harry L. Martin – Medal Of Honor recipient
- Paul Pfeifer – Ohio Supreme Court justice
- Micah Schnabel – American author and singer/songwriter
- Cecil Souders – American football player
- Howard Wakefield – American baseball player
- Stephen Ross Harris -U.S. Representative
- Ebenezer B. Finley -U.S. Representative
- Lauretta Schimmoler -American Aviator
- Bob Monnett -American football player
- Cecil Souders - American football player
- Samuel Beer -American political scientist
- Carrie Fulton Phillips -Presidential mistress
- Fred Trautman -American baseball player
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