North Olmsted, Ohio

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North Olmsted, Ohio
City
Historic First Universalist Church of Olmsted
Historic First Universalist Church of Olmsted
Location of North Olmsted in Ohio
Location of North Olmsted in Ohio
Location of North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County
Location of North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.41500°N 81.91444°W / 41.41500; -81.91444Coordinates: 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.41500°N 81.91444°W / 41.41500; -81.91444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Mayor Kevin Kennedy
Area[1]
 • Total 11.67 sq mi (30.23 km2)
 • Land 11.67 sq mi (30.23 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 32,718
 • Estimate (2011[4]) 32,463
 • Density 2,803.6/sq mi (1,082.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44070
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code[5] 39-56882
GNIS feature ID 1056457
Website www.north-olmsted.com

North Olmsted is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 32,718.

History[edit]

The land that became North Olmsted was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

In 1806, the vast tract of land comprising present-day North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township was purchased for $30,000 by Aaron Olmsted, a wealthy sea captain. In 1815, David Johnson Stearns of Vermont was followed by other pioneers from New England who established a settlement in the wilderness.[6]

Earliest records show the area was called Kingston. In 1823 the people organized into a township called Lenox.[7]

On March 1, 1931, the Village of North Olmsted started the historical North Olmsted Municipal Bus Line one of the first and one of the oldest municipal transit systems in the United States which was in operation for over 74 years until March 20, 2005; when it was absorbed into the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority GCRTA; the countywide agency for Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

On March 24, 1966, the Great Northern Theatre opened at Great Northern Shopping Center in North Olmsted. This was one of the first and few Cinerama Theatres in Ohio and had a gold colored curtain in front of the long 90 foot screen in a very large auditorium with 1,346 seats. It was closed in 2000 due to new cinemas that were added in Westlake, Ohio by Regal Cinemas.

Geography[edit]

North Olmsted is located at 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.41500°N 81.91444°W / 41.41500; -81.91444 (41.415097, -81.914366).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.67 square miles (30.23 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,030
1920 1,419 37.8%
1930 2,624 84.9%
1940 3,487 32.9%
1950 6,604 89.4%
1960 16,290 146.7%
1970 34,861 114.0%
1980 36,480 4.6%
1990 34,204 −6.2%
2000 34,113 −0.3%
2010 32,718 −4.1%
Est. 2012 32,354 −1.1%
Sources:[9][10][11][5][12]

90.6% spoke English, 2.3% Arabic, 1.5% Spanish, and 0.9% German, in their households.[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 32,718 people, 13,645 households, and 8,893 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,803.6 inhabitants per square mile (1,082.5/km2). There were 14,500 housing units at an average density of 1,242.5 per square mile (479.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 13,645 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.1% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 34,113 people, 13,517 households, and 9,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,932.9 people per square mile (1,132.5/km²). There were 14,059 housing units at an average density of 1,208.7 per square mile (466.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.97% White, 1.01% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 13,517 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% 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 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,542, and the median income for a family was $62,422. Males had a median income of $45,908 versus $30,600 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,329. About 2.8% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Business[edit]

Moen Incorporated, a fixture and faucet company, is headquartered in North Olmsted.[14] CommutAir, a regional airline, has its operations center in North Olmsted.[15]

Great Northern Mall, a 1.2 million ft² shopping mall, is in North Olmsted. The mall has over 130 stores and is anchored by Macy's, Dillard's, Sears and J. C. Penney. North Olmsted Towne Centre is located on Brookpark Road near Great Northern Blvd.

Traveling[edit]

Highways[edit]

North Olmsted has three exits on I-480 within its city limits. These include the Clague Rd., Great Northern Blvd./Columbia Rd. (state route 252), and the Stearns Rd. exits.

Major roads[edit]

  • Lorain Road. Lorain Road is part of Ohio Route 10. Lorain Road also contains Ohio Route 252 for a short stretch. It enters the city from North Ridgeville to the west and from Fairview Park to the east. It then continues through Cleveland, where it is designated "Lorain Ave." It is probably North Olmsted's busiest street. It runs east-west through the city with many businesses on the road.
  • Brookpark Road. Brookpark Road is part of Ohio Route 17. It forks off of Lorain near the west end of Great Northern Mall, connecting to Great Northern Boulevard and providing a high-speed route to the I-480 ramps on Clague. Continues into Fairview Park towards Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
  • Clague Road. Begins at Mastick Road near Brookpark Road and continues north into Westlake. It has an exit on I-480.
  • Great Northern Blvd. Runs north-south. This road is part of Ohio Route 252. Great Northern Mall is also located on the boulevard.
  • Columbia Rd. Columbia Rd enters North Olmsted from Olmsted Township, which is south of North Olmsted. Columbia then obtains rt. 252. Rt. 252 continues onto Great Northern Blvd. Columbia Rd then continues from Butternut Ridge Rd. It regains Rt. 252 north of its junction with Lorain Road. It leaves North Olmsted and continues into Westlake where it has a junction with I-90.
  • Stearns Road. Stearns Road enters North Olmsted from Olmsted Township to the south. It joins I-480. It junctions with Lorain Rd. It then continues North into the city of Westlake as Crocker Road. It junctions with I-90 in Westlake.
  • Mastick Road. Mastick Road connects Columbia Road to Clague Road before continuing East into Fairview Park. It then reconnects to Brookpark Road, West 220th, and West 210th streets before extending down into the Cleveland Metroparks.
  • Butternut Ridge Road. Butternut Ridge is home to most of North Olmsted's oldest homes, the Middle School, and Butternut Elementary School. It connects Lorain Road to Columbia/Great Northern Boulevard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Dale. "History of North Olmsted". Arcadia Publishing. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "CITY OF NORTH OLMSTED HISTORY". City of North Olmsted. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "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. 
  13. ^ http://www.mla.org/map_data_results&state_id=39&place_id=56882&cty_id=
  14. ^ "Contact Information". Moen. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Welcome!". CommutAir. Retrieved May 24, 2009. 

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