Bay Village, Ohio
|Bay Village, Ohio|
|• Mayor||D. L. Sutherland|
|• Total||7.06 sq mi (18.29 km2)|
|• Land||4.57 sq mi (11.84 km2)|
|• Water||2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)|
|Elevation||633 ft (193 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||15,484|
|• Density||3,424.7/sq mi (1,322.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1064393|
Bay Village is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 15,651 at the 2010 census. Bay Village is located in Ohio's 9th congressional district. In 2012, Family Circle Magazine ranked Bay Village as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families.
Before the first white men explored the area around 1600, Erie Indians lived in Bay Village and the surrounding areas. The most important Indian trail in Ohio is present-day Lake Road, which is a main road in Bay Village.
The area belonged to Connecticut until 1803, the year that Ohio became a state. Before 1803, the Connecticut Land Company sold and gave away land in the area to Connecticut citizens, who had lost their homes and farms during the Revolutionary War. Because many had lost their homes to fires during the war, this new area was named “The Firelands”. One surveyor with the Connecticut Land Company was Moses Cleaveland. He came with his friends on horseback from Connecticut and stopped at the Cuyahoga River with his Indian guides in July 1796. The land was then divided into five townships. The area between the Cuyahoga River and The Firelands to the west was laid out in 1806. 
Joseph Cahoon settled the City of Bay Village in 1810. Bay Village was part of the original Dover Township. Bay Township split from Dover Township in 1901. In 1903, Bay Village was incorporated, and the first mayor and council were elected. In 1917, the last Cahoon descendent died, leaving the family home and 115 acres of land to the city. John Huntington, one of the original partners of Standard Oil Company, donated his summer estate to the Cleveland Metroparks. Bay Village became a city on January 1, 1950, when it had reached a population of 6,917.
Bay Village is located at (41.484193, −81.926581).
Bay Village is home to the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation. Huntington Beach is located on the shores of Lake Erie, where visitors can picnic, fish, and enjoy the beach. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, Huntington Playhouse, and BAYarts are also located within the reservation.
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,651 people, 6,198 households, and 4,441 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,424.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,322.3 /km2). There were 6,436 housing units at an average density of 1,408.3 per square mile (543.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.
There were 6,198 households of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.02.
The median age in the city was 43.4 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 15.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 16,087 people, 6,239 households, and 4,685 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,473.4 people per square mile (1,341.5/km²). There were 6,401 housing units at an average density of 1,382.1 per square mile (533.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 9.3% African American, 0.01% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population. 21.6% were of German, 20.4% Irish, 10.6% English, 8.6% Italian and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 6,239 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.9% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% 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 3.01. Of the 6,239 houses, 92.2% are owner occupied and 7.2% are renter occupied.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.1 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $70,397, and the median income for a family was $33,686. Males had a median income of $36,061 versus $18,746 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,318. About 2.0% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line.
Bay High School was awarded the yellow ribbon award in the school year of 2010–11.
There are about 2,500 students in the Bay Village City School District, and four school buildings. Normandy Elementary serves grades K-2, Westerly Elementary serves grades 3-4, Bay Middle School serves grades 5-8, and Bay High School serves grades 9-12. Bay High School earned a Silver Medal ranking in 2012 from the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools list. In Ohio, Bay High was ranked 20th, and in the nation, 512th.
Notable natives and residents
- Bill Balas (19??—) screenwriter and director best known for his work on the A&E series Bates Motel
- Calvin Booth (born 1976), American professional basketball player
- John Elliott (born 1984), musician in the band Emeralds
- Rich Fields (born 1960), broadcaster and popular announcer of The Price is Right
- Brad Friedel (born 1971), goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, and retired US National Team goalkeeper
- Otto Graham (1921–2003), former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns
- Steve Hauschildt (born 1984), musician in the band Emeralds
- Patricia Heaton (born 1958), star and Emmy winner for Everybody Loves Raymond
- Karen Kresge (born 1948), former star solo ice skating performer for Ice Follies and Holiday on Ice, currently ice skating choreographer, ice show director and producer
- Amy Mihaljevic (1978–1989), child murder victim
- Dr. Sam Sheppard (1923–1970), convicted in controversial 1954 murder case
- George Steinbrenner (1930–2010), former owner of the New York Yankees
- Anderson Varejao (born 1982), forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
- Kate Voegele (born 1986), singer
- Mo Williams (born 1982), point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and currently the Los Angeles Clippers
- Dave Zastudil (born 1978), punter for the Arizona Cardinals
|Avon Lake||Rocky River|
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