Avon Lake, Ohio

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Avon Lake, Ohio
City
Location in Ohio
Location in Ohio
Coordinates: 41°30′6″N 82°0′23″W / 41.50167°N 82.00639°W / 41.50167; -82.00639Coordinates: 41°30′6″N 82°0′23″W / 41.50167°N 82.00639°W / 41.50167; -82.00639
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Avon Lake Township 1912
Avon Lake City 1960
Government
 • Mayor Greg Zilka
 • Council President Marty O'Donnell
 • Council at Large Dan Bucci
 • Council at Large John Shondel
 • Ward I Council Rob James
Area[1]
 • Total 11.13 sq mi (28.83 km2)
 • Land 11.13 sq mi (28.83 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation 600 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 22,581
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 22,816
 • Density 2,028.8/sq mi (783.3/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 44012
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-03464[4]
GNIS feature ID 1048474[5]
Website http://www.avonlake.org

Avon Lake is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The population was 22,581 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Avon Lake was first settled in the 1600s and was part of a place called "Xeuma". Xeuma was inhabited by Wyandots, Eries, Ottowas, etc.

What is currently the city of Avon Lake has so far been part of three nations. The first European people that set foot and owned this land was the French, until 1765, when they were driven out by the English. Ten years later, the English were then forcefully exiled by the colonists. Other than the countless battles with the Natives for this land, our heritage includes three extra wars. During the Revolutionary War, a direct path from East to West crossed the lake shore through what is currently Avon Lake. This path was used more often by the British than it was used by the colonists.

European seamen first settled this place in the year 1812, and was originally part of the Avon Township, and also part of Cuyahoga County. Then in 1822, it became part of Lorain County. Then in 1915, this part of Avon was separated from the rest of the Township of Avon to form the Township of Avon Lake. In 1960, Avon Lake was granted the status of a city.

Geography[edit]

Avon Lake is located at 41°30′6″N 82°0′23″W / 41.50167°N 82.00639°W / 41.50167; -82.00639 (41.501595, -82.006309).[6]

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 11.13 square miles (28.8 km2), all land.[7]

Avon Lake was designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 904
1930 1,610 78.1%
1940 2,274 41.2%
1950 4,342 90.9%
1960 9,403 116.6%
1970 12,261 30.4%
1980 13,184 7.5%
1990 15,066 14.3%
2000 18,145 20.4%
2010 22,581 24.4%
Est. 2012 22,816 1.0%
Sources:[8][9][10][4][11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 22,581 people, 8,900 households, and 6,321 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,028.8 inhabitants per square mile (783.3 /km2). There were 9,411 housing units at an average density of 845.6 per square mile (326.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 8,900 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.0% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 41.9 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 49.3% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[12]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,145 people, 6,711 households, and 5,133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,630.0 people per square mile (629.5/km²). There were 6,934 housing units at an average density of 622.9 per square mile (240.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.31% White, 0.45% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.96% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 6,711 households out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $65,988, and the median income for a family was $76,603 (these figures had risen to $78,703 and $98,309 respectively as of a 2007 estimate[13]). Males had a median income of $57,294 versus $32,458 for females. The per capita income for the city was $32,336. About 3.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

There are multiple public elementary schools for children in Avon Lake. Eastview, Erieview, Westview, and Redwood provide first through fourth grade. Troy is the intermediate school providing grades five and six, and Learwood is the junior high for grades seven and eight. Avon Lake High School provides grades nine through twelve. The district was awarded the status of Excellent with Distinction by the Ohio Department of Education for 8th year in a row. Avon Lake High School has a graduation rate above 95%.

There is also a Catholic parochial school, St. Joseph's, which provides grades kindergarten through 8.

Economy[edit]

Avon Lake is host to a number of industrial companies, including facilities for Lubrizol, Ford Motor Company, PolyOne Corporation, and Reliant Energy.[citation needed]

Recreation[edit]

Two people watch a sunset at Veterans Memorial Park in Avon Lake, OH.
Veterans Park is a popular recreational site.

Approximately 220 acres (0.9 km²) is designated for parks and playgrounds. Avon Lake operates six community parks; Blesser Park, Miller Road Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Weiss Field, Avon Lake/Bay Village Park, and Bicentennial Park. Five neighborhood parks managed by the city are; Belle Road Park, Inwood Park, Overlook Park, Resatar Park, and Sunset Park. The city also operates the Ellen Trivanovich Aquatic Center, which was rebuilt in 2010. The new facility includes a splash ground, lazy river, regulation lanes, 3 water slides, and zero depth entry. Daily admission is three dollars for adults and 2 dollars for children. The facility is open to residents, and guests of residents. There exists a curfew, for ages 14 and under: 10:00pm,[14] for ages 15: 11:00pm,[14] for age 16: 12:00am,[14] for age 17: 1:00am.[14]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Ohio". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  8. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  12. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3903464.html
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". Factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  14. ^ a b c d "The City of Avon Lake". Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  15. ^ Pledger, Marcia (February 23, 2013). "Cedar Fair's new CEO Matt Ouimet believes inspiring guests and employees is good for the bottom line". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

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