North Ridgeville, Ohio
|North Ridgeville, Ohio|
|— City —|
|• Mayor||G. David Gillock|
|• Total||23.58 sq mi (61.07 km2)|
|• Land||23.44 sq mi (60.71 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)|
|Elevation||728 ft (222 m)|
|• Estimate (2011)||29,492|
|• Density||1,257.0/sq mi (485.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||216, 440|
|GNIS feature ID||1065174|
|Website||City of North Ridgeville|
|A Greater Cleveland, Ohio City|
North Ridgeville is a city located along the eastern border of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The city's population was 29,465 at the 2010 census. A west side suburb of Cleveland, North Ridgeville is the number 1 fastest growing city in the entire Greater Cleveland area.
Located 8 miles (13,000 m) from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and 18 miles (29,000 m) west of downtown Cleveland. North Ridgeville is the third largest city in population within Lorain County, and the 50th most populated city in the entire state of Ohio.
Geographically North Ridgeville is located in North East Ohio.
Located at (41.389546, -82.004605).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.58 square miles (61.07 km2), of which, 23.44 square miles (60.71 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.
Located in eastern Lorain County, it borders the following municipalities, townships, and villages.:
- Avon, Lorain County - north
- Westlake, Cuyahoga County - northeast
- North Olmsted, Cuyahoga County - east
- Olmsted Township, Cuyahoga County - southeast
- Columbia Township, Lorain County - southeast corner
- Eaton Township, Lorain County - south
- Elyria, Lorain County - west
- Sheffield Village, Lorain County - northwest corner
Metropolitan Area 
North Ridgeville, is a part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2010 had a population of 2,077,240. North Ridgeville is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.
Zip Code 
The city of North Ridgeville has a Cleveland branch post office, with the dedicated zip code of 44039. This dedicated zip code covers most of the incorporated city. Some sections of the city use zip codes 44035, and 44044. And in the 2000s, zip code 44039 was expanded outside of the city limits along highway 10 into Eaton, and Carlisle Townships.
Area Code 
In the 1950s, AT&T assigned North Ridgeville, and Northeast Ohio the 216 area code. In 1996, Northeast Ohio was divided into two area codes. Area code 216 was reduced in size to cover the northern half of its prior area, centering on Cleveland and its lake shore suburbs. Area code 330 was introduced for remaining outlying areas formerly covered by area code 216, including Akron, Brunswick, Canton, Medina, Warren and Youngstown.
In 1997, area code 216 was further split as the need for additional phone numbers grew. Area code 216 was again reduced in geographical area to cover the city of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs. Area code 440 was introduced to cover the remainder of was what previously area code 216, including the communities of Mentor, Elyria, Painesville, North Ridgeville, Strongsville, Brecksville, Lorain, Westlake, and other Greater Cleveland communities. Although 216 numbers can still be assigned to communities within the Greater Cleveland, Ohio area. Some communities, such as Parma, and Parma Heights were divided into multiple area codes. In 1999, Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced federal legislation to protect small and medium-sized cities from being split into two or more area codes.
|Ohio area codes: 216, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937|
|North: 519/226, Lake Erie|
|West: 419/567||area code 216, 440||East: 216, 440|
|South: 234/330, 419/567|
|Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905|
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $54,482, and the median income for a family was $61,621. Males had a median income of $42,634 versus $27,379 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,971. About 2.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.
2010 census 
As of the census of 2010, there were 29,465 people, 11,500 households, and 8,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,257.0 inhabitants per square mile (485.3 /km2). There were 12,109 housing units at an average density of 516.6 per square mile (199.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.
There were 11,500 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 40.7 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
Public schools 
The North Ridgeville City School District is managed by a directly elected school board. The North Ridgeville City School District has been rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Dept. of Education.
Public elementary schools include:
- Early Childhood Learning Center at Fields Sweet Elementary School, on Root Rd.
- North Ridgeville Education Center "ED Center," on Mills Creek Ln. North
- Lear North Elementary School, on North Lear Nagle Rd.
- Liberty Elementary School, on Jaycox Rd.
- (Elizabeth) Wilcox Elementary School, on Bainbridge Rd.
Public middle schools include:
- North Ridgeville Middle School (NRMS), on Center Ridge Rd.
Public high schools include:
- North Ridgeville High School (NRHS), on Bainbridge Rd. and Pitts Blvd.
- Lorain County Joint Vocational School, located in Oberlin, on Ohio State HWY 58 South.
North Ridgeville High School was named Ohio Lottery School of the Year for 2009-2010.
Private schools 
Private schools include:
- Saint Peter School, on Center Ridge Rd.
- Lake Ridge Academy, on Center Ridge Rd.
College and universities 
College and universities located near North Ridgeville, Ohio.
- Lorain County Community College Ridge Campus (Opening Fall 2012), North Ridgeville
- Lorain County Community College Main Campus, Elyria
- Ashland University Center, Elyria
- Oberlin College, Oberlin
- Ohio Business College, Sheffield Village
- University of Phoenix - Westlake/Crocker Park Center, Westlake
- Cuyahoga Community College - Westshore Campus, Westlake
- Cuyahoga Community College - Western Campus, Parma Heights
- Cuyahoga Community College - Corporate College West, Westlake
- Remington College - Cleveland West Campus, North Olmsted
- ITT Technical Institute, Strongsville
- Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea
- Cleveland State University, Cleveland
- John Carroll University, University Heights
- Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
North Ridgeville is served by many highways, including I-80 (The Ohio Turnpike), the Outerbelt South Freeway Interstate 480 (Ohio), U.S. Route 20, Ohio State Route 10, Ohio State Route 83, and Ohio State Route 113. And just minutes away from I-90, and Ohio State Route 2.
The Elyria, and Cleveland Amtrak Stations provide train transportation to the residents of North Ridgeville.
Ridgeville Township was first settled in May, 1810, by settlers from Waterbury, Connecticut. The township was organized in 1813, and was originally a part of Cuyahoga County. In 1824 Cuyahoga County was reduced in size, thus creating Huron, Lake, and Lorain Counties. Ridgeville Township became part of Lorain County, and remained "Ridgeville Township" until 1958 when the township was incorporated into a city. However, the local post office was first called "North Ridgeville" in 1829.
On the National Register of Historic Places 
North Ridgeville Olde Towne Hall 36119 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville
Cahoon, Samuel C., House (added 1978) 38369 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville
In and around North Ridgeville 
Corn Festival 
In the June 2002 issue of Cleveland Magazine, the North Ridgeville Corn Festival was voted the best festival in Northeast Ohio.
North Ridgeville is home to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The history started when the Bicentennial Committee for the City of North Ridgeville was formed in 1975 to celebrate the upcoming United States bicentennial in 1976. The first festival ran 6 hours and featured 13 booths around the North Ridgeville Middle School track. The proceeds were donated to the library to assist with the cost of relocating it from the old Lawson’s store area the Olde Town Hall building across the street. The next year, in 1976, in addition to celebrating the bicentennial, the festival was held in honor Harold Sweet, a sweet corn grower in North Ridgeville, for all that he did for the youth and citizens of the city. The proceeds from this festival were donated to purchase trees for the then new Bainbridge Extension along with 2 bicentennial flags for City Hall. The Bicentennial Committee was renamed the North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee in 1977.
- Avon Commons, Avon
- Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted
- Crocker Park, Westlake
Parks and recreation 
North Ridgeville is home to many wonderful parks, and recreation complexes.
- Sandy Ridge Reservation
- South Central Park
- Frontier Park
- Palmer Field
- Shady Drive Complex
- Soccer Complex
- Victory Park Ohio
Notable residents (past and present) 
- Actor/comedian Martin Mull of My Bodyguard, Clue and Roseanne fame grew up here.
- Charles Hobaugh graduated from North Ridgeville High School and is now an astronaut
- Don Pope, third placed in the 2006 Worlds Strongest Man competition
- Joe Charboneau, former Cleveland Indian, 1980 MLB AL Rookie of the Year
- Dav Pilkey, popular American author and illustrator of children's literature attended Wilcox Elementary. Most notable for his Captain Underpants series.
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- H.R.2439, 106th United States Congress
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