Findlay, Ohio
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 38,967 people, 15,905 households, and 10,004 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 2,266.3 people per square mile (875.2/km2). There were 17,152 housing units at an average density of 997.6 per square mile (385.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.70% White, 1.40% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.66% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.95% of the population.

There were 15,905 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,883, and the median income for a family was $49,986. Males had a median income of $36,150 versus $23,797 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $21,328. About 5.9% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


Findlay is the headquarters of the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a United States based company that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of replacementautomobiles and truck tires, and subsidiaries that specialize in medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires...

, founded in 1914, which specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of automobile
An automobile, autocar, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor...

, truck
A truck or lorry is a motor vehicle designed to transport cargo. Trucks vary greatly in size, power, and configuration, with the smallest being mechanically similar to an automobile...

 and motorcycle
A motorcycle is a single-track, two-wheeled motor vehicle. Motorcycles vary considerably depending on the task for which they are designed, such as long distance travel, navigating congested urban traffic, cruising, sport and racing, or off-road conditions.Motorcycles are one of the most...

 tires, together with other automotive products.

Findlay was also the longtime headquarters of the Marathon Oil Corporation, MOC, from 1905 until 1990. In 2011 Marathon Petroleum Company
Marathon Petroleum Company
Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a U.S. based oil refining, marketing, and pipeline transport company. The company was formed as a subsidiary on September 1, 2005, from the former Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, and is based in Findlay, Ohio...

, a former subsidiary of MOC, became an independent entity. Marathon Oil Corporation is now based in Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, and the largest city in the state of Texas. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 2.1 million people within an area of . Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of , which is the ...

, while Findlay remains the headquarters for the new Marathon Petroleum Company
Marathon Petroleum Company
Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a U.S. based oil refining, marketing, and pipeline transport company. The company was formed as a subsidiary on September 1, 2005, from the former Marathon Ashland Petroleum, LLC, and is based in Findlay, Ohio...


Findlay is home to a Kohl's
Kohl's Corporation is an American department store chain headquartered in the Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, operating , 1,089 stores in 49 states. In 1998, it entered the S&P 500 list, and is also listed in the Fortune 500...

 department store distribution center. Findlay's branch is Kohl's oldest distribution center after the recent closing of the original one in Wisconsin
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Findlay is home to Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. formerly Hancor, Inc. two manufacturing facilities and corporate north campus office. ADS employs approximately 200 at their Findlay facilities.

Findlay is home to the Whirlpool
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 dishwasher manufacturing plant and distribution center. This plant is considered to be the largest dishwasher plant in the world (based on production).

Findlay is home to several other chain distribution centers; Best Buy
Best Buy
Best Buy Co., Inc. is an American specialty retailer of consumer electronics in the United States, accounting for 19% of the market. It also operates in Mexico, Canada & China. The company's subsidiaries include Geek Squad, CinemaNow, Magnolia Audio Video, Pacific Sales, and, in Canada operates...

, Lowes, Hercules Tire headquarters and distribution center and also Hercules Tire TDW. Several miles north is a Home Depot distribution center that was completed in 2010.


The city is home to the University of Findlay, a private liberal arts college, which is known for its equestrian programs. Winebrenner Theological Seminary also makes its home in Findlay, adjacent to the University. Findlay also has branch locations of both Owens Community College and Brown Mackie College.

Findlay is also the location of Findlay High School
Findlay High School
Findlay High School is a public high school in Findlay, Ohio. It is the only high school in the Findlay City School District, and the second largest high school in northwest Ohio. Their nickname is the Trojans. They are members of the Three Rivers Athletic Conference. The new conference is going to...

, which serves grades 9-12.


Findlay Airport
Findlay Airport
Findlay Airport is a city-owned public-use airport located one nautical mile southwest of the central business district of Findlay, a city in Hancock County, Ohio, United States.-Facilities and aircraft:...

 is home to Sky Cab, with service throughout the eastern parts of the United States (for commercial use mainly).
Findlay was considered for the site of the first diverging diamond interchange
Diverging diamond interchange
A diverging diamond interchange is a rare form of diamond interchange in which the two directions of traffic on the non-freeway road cross to the opposite side on both sides of the bridge at the freeway. It is unusual in that it requires traffic on the freeway overpass to briefly drive on the...

 in the United States
United States
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. The road junction was planned for the interchange
Interchange (road)
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 between Interstate 75
Interstate 75
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 and U.S. Highway 224. State officials rejected this plan over the recommendation of city leaders out of concerns that the unusual road layout could cause numerous accidents.

Annual activities

  • Boogie on Main - takes place in June
  • Riverside Wine Festival - also in June
  • Findlay's Hot Air Balloon Festival - takes place in the middle of August
  • RibOff on Broadway - also in August
  • ArtWalk presented by Findlay Art League is in the spring and fall


  • The University of Findlay Men's Basketball team became NCAA Division II National Champions for the 2008-2009 season on March 28, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • The University of Findlay participates in Division II athletics as a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
    The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is a competitive intercollegiate athletic conference affiliated with the NCAA's Division II. The GLIAC was founded in June 1972. Member institutions are located in the midwestern United States in the States of Michigan and Ohio, with affiliate...

  • From 2006-2008 the city was home to the Findlay Freedom
    Findlay Freedom
    The Findlay Freedom was a semi-professional ice hockey team. The team was a member of the now defunct NEHL team based in Findlay, Ohio. They played their home games at The Clauss Ice Arena on the campus of University of Findlay The Freedom finished the 2006-07 regular season second in the NEHL to...

    , a low level professional ice hockey team
  • Beginning in the Fall of 2008 the Findlay Grrrowl
    Findlay Grrrowl
    The Findlay Grrrowl was a Junior "A" ice hockey team and a member of the Northern Junior Hockey League. The team played home games at Huntington Bank Arena at the Hancock Rec Center in Findlay, Ohio, USA.-Franchise History:...

     will play Jr. A hockey at The Cube Ice Arena at the Hancock Rec Center. In 2009 the Grrrowl won the Knox Cup beating the Jamestown Jets 2 games to one.
  • The Findlay Rugby Football Club was established in 1972 by Dale Pitney and continues to compete in the Michigan Rugby Union.

Notable natives

  • Peggy Kirk Bell
    Peggy Kirk Bell
    Margaret Anne "Peggy" Kirk Bell is a former American professional golfer and golf instructor and is a strong advocate of women's golf....

    , golfer. Winner of the 1949 Titleholders Championship
    Titleholders Championship
    The Titleholders Championship was a women's golf tournament played from in 1937 to 1966 and again in 1972. It was later designated a major championship by the LPGA Tour.It should not be confused with two other LPGA events with similar names:...

  • Willard Harrison Bennett
    Willard Harrison Bennett
    Willard Harrison Bennett was a scientist and inventor, born in Findlay, Ohio. Bennett conducted research into plasma physics, astrophysics, geophysics, surface physics, and physical chemistry...

    , inventor of the radio frequency mass spectrometer.
  • Joshua Brodbeck
    Joshua Brodbeck
    Joshua Brodbeck is a young American concert organist. He has studied with concert organist Todd Wilson from the Cleveland Institute of Music.-Biography:...

    , international concert organist.
  • Gavin Creel
    Gavin Creel
    Gavin James Creel is an American actor, singer and song writer.Born in Findlay, Ohio, Creel received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theatre at the University of Michigan in 1998. Creel, who is openly gay, is a regular on the LGBT RFamilyVacations cruise with Rosie O'Donnell...

    , Broadway
    Broadway theatre
    Broadway theatre, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theatre District centered along Broadway, and in Lincoln Center, in Manhattan in New York City...

    An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...

     and singer.
  • Jo Ann Davidson
    Jo Ann Davidson
    Jo Ann Davidson is the chair of the Ohio Casino Control Commission and was Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1995–2000....

    , Ohio's first female Speaker of the House
  • James C. Donnell
    James C. Donnell
    James C. Donnell was an American industrialist. He was the president of The Ohio Oil Company from 1911 until his death in 1927.-Early life and career:...

    , president of The Ohio Oil Company (now Marathon Oil).
  • Ray Harroun
    Ray Harroun
    Ray Harroun was an American racecar driver, born in Spartansburg, Pennsylvania.-Early driving:As noted in the Columbia Car webpages, Harroun participated in the original setting of the record from Chicago to New York in 1903, and the re-taking of that record in 1904...

    , race car developer and driver, and first Indianapolis 500
    Indianapolis 500
    The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, also known as the Indianapolis 500, the 500 Miles at Indianapolis, the Indy 500 or The 500, is an American automobile race, held annually, typically on the last weekend in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana...

  • Michael Holmes (saxophonist)
    Michael Holmes (saxophonist)
    Michael Holmes is an American classical saxophonist, originally from Findlay, OH.Holmes' degrees are from Bowling Green State University and the University of Illinois...

    , saxophonist
  • Josh Huston
    Josh Huston
    Josh Huston is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2006...

    , Former kicker in the National Football League
    National Football League
    The National Football League is the highest level of professional American football in the United States, and is considered the top professional American football league in the world. It was formed by eleven teams in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, with the league changing...

  • Mark Metcalf
    Mark Metcalf
    Mark Howes Metcalf is an American actor in both television and film.-Early life:Metcalf attended Westfield High School in Westfield, New Jersey.-Film and television work:...

    , actor in film (Niedermeyer in National Lampoon's Animal House
    National Lampoon's Animal House
    National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spin-off of National Lampoon magazine...

    ), television ("The Maestro" on Seinfeld
    Seinfeld is an American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989, to May 14, 1998, lasting nine seasons, and is now in syndication. It was created by Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the latter starring as a fictionalized version of himself...

    ) and music videos (Twisted Sister
    Twisted Sister
    Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band from Long Island. Musically, the band implements elements of traditional heavy metal bands such as Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, along with a style that is similar to early glam metal bands...

  • Nick Moore
    Nick Moore (musician)
    Nick Moore is an American Christian musician from Findlay, Ohio. He is most notably known for being the lead vocalist and primary songwriter of Billboard charting band Before Their Eyes on Rise Records....

    , Musician signed to Rise Records/Warner Brothers. Charted #10 on Billboard Heatseekers
  • William Mungen
    William Mungen
    William Mungen was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer, teacher, editor and publisher from Ohio.-Biography:...

    , U.S. Representative, lawyer, Union Army
    Union Army
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  • Dan O'Brien
    Dan O'Brien (author)
    Dan O’Brien is an author and through his Wild Idea Buffalo Company – a rancher. His 2001 book Buffalo for The Broken Heart – titled from his ranch in the Black Hills, South Dakota, The Broken Heart – is his eighth book. Two of his earlier books, 'The Rites of Autumn' and 'Equinox'...

    , cattleman and author.
  • Michael G. Oxley, Congressman
    United States House of Representatives
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     (1981–2006), Financial Services Committee
    United States House Committee on Financial Services
    The United States House Committee on Financial Services is the committee of the United States House of Representatives that oversees the entire financial services industry, including the securities, insurance, banking, and housing industries...

     Chair and co-author of Sarbanes-Oxley Act
    Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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    . Executive Vice President of NASDAQ
    The NASDAQ Stock Market, also known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It is the second-largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world, after the New York Stock Exchange. As of...

  • James Purdy
    James Purdy
    James Otis Purdy was a controversial American novelist, short story-writer, poet, and playwright who, since his debut in 1956, published over a dozen novels, and many collections of poetry, short stories, and plays. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages. He has been praised by...

    , Novelist, Short story-writer, Poet, and Playwright
  • Howard Taylor Ricketts
    Howard Taylor Ricketts
    Howard Taylor Ricketts was an American pathologist after whom the Rickettsiaceae family and the Rickettsiales are named....

    , American pathologist who discovered the causative agent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
    Rocky Mountain spotted fever
    Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most lethal and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. It has been diagnosed throughout the Americas. Some synonyms for Rocky Mountain spotted fever in other countries include “tick typhus,” “Tobia fever” , “São Paulo fever” or “febre...

    , Rickettsia rickettsii
    Rickettsia rickettsii
    Rickettsia rickettsii is a unicellular, gram-negative coccobacillus that is native to the New World. It belongs to the spotted fever group of Rickettsia and is most commonly known as the causative agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever . By nature, R...

    , which was also named after him.
  • Ben Roethlisberger
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Benjamin Todd "Ben" Roethlisberger , nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round in the 2004 NFL Draft...

    , Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2004, 2-time Super Bowl champion.
  • Philip Sugden
    Philip Sugden
    Philip Sugden studied art in Paris under French painter, Arnaud D'Hauterives . After graduating from the New York School of Visual Arts and the Paris American Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris, he made twelve journeys throughout the Himalaya and Tibet, including the Kingdom of Mustang and Ladakh...

    , artist and painter.
  • Tell Taylor
    Tell Taylor
    William "Tell" Taylor was a United States songwriter. By far his biggest hit was "Down by the Old Mill Stream" from 1910, one of the most commercially successful Tin Pan Alley publications of the era. The song was published by Forster Music Publishing Company of Chicago. Taylor was born in...

    , composer of "Down by the Old Mill Stream".
  • Josh Woodward
    Josh Woodward
    Josh Woodward is a singer-songwriter based in Findlay, Ohio. He is known for releasing his music freely on the Internet in addition to selling hard copies of his albums, as well as releasing his music on iTunes.-History:...

    , independent musician, podsafe music pioneer

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