Olmsted Falls, Ohio

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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
City
Location within Cuyahoga County
Location within Cuyahoga County
Location within Cuyahoga County
Location within Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°22′3″N 81°54′17″W / 41.36750°N 81.90472°W / 41.36750; -81.90472Coordinates: 41°22′3″N 81°54′17″W / 41.36750°N 81.90472°W / 41.36750; -81.90472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Mayor Ann Marie Donegan
Area[1]
 • Total 4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Land 4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 9,024
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 8,936
 • Density 2,190.3/sq mi (845.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44138
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-58422[5]
GNIS feature ID 1072238[6]
Website Official website

Olmsted Falls is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a southwestern suburb of Cleveland. The population was 9,024 at the 2010 census. The city’s main business district is located at the corners of Bagley and Columbia Roads, and contains the Grand Pacific Junction, a historic and pedestrian friendly shopping district.

Geography[edit]

Olmsted Falls is located at 41°22′3″N 81°54′17″W / 41.36750°N 81.90472°W / 41.36750; -81.90472 (41.367626, -81.904818).[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.12 square miles (10.67 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 383
1880 404 5.5%
1890 342 −15.3%
1900 330 −3.5%
1910 394 19.4%
1920 374 −5.1%
1930 673 79.9%
1940 754 12.0%
1950 1,137 50.8%
1960 2,144 88.6%
1970 2,504 16.8%
1980 5,868 134.3%
1990 6,741 14.9%
2000 7,962 18.1%
2010 9,024 13.3%
Est. 2012 8,936 −1.0%
Sources:[8][9][10][11][12][13][5][14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 9,024 people, 3,684 households, and 2,431 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,190.3 inhabitants per square mile (845.7/km2). There were 3,897 housing units at an average density of 945.9 per square mile (365.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.9% White, 2.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 3,684 households of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 31% were from 45 to 64; and 13.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,962 people, 3,121 households, and 2,228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,927.2 people per square mile (744.3/km²). There were 3,267 housing units at an average density of 790.8 per square mile (305.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.71% White, 1.31% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.51% of the population. As of 2006, the population is estimated to be 10,000+.

There were 3,121 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% 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 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,826, and the median income for a family was $66,196. Males had a median income of $41,996 versus $35,110 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,716. About 1.2% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Olmsted Falls school system educates students from Olmsted Falls, parts of Columbia Station, part of Berea, and from neighboring Olmsted Township. There are five schools in the school system, Early Childhood Center, Falls-Lenox Primary School, Olmsted Falls Intermediate School, Olmsted Falls Middle School, and Olmsted Falls High School. The school colors are blue and gold, and their mascot is a bulldog. The Olmsted Falls School District has recently been nationally recognized for teaching.

Athletics[edit]

In December 2000, The Bulldog football team won the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II State Championship, defeating Piqua 21-0 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, OH.

The Lady Bulldog volleyball team won the State Championships in 2008.

Katie Nageotte won the Pole Vaulting State Championship her senior year in 2009.

Government[edit]

Executive[edit]

The mayor is the ceremonial head of government. He/She is full-time and presides over city council meetings, has the power to veto council actions and also acts as the Safety Director for the city.

Legislative[edit]

The City Council of Olmsted Falls consists of seven members elected to two year terms; Council President,Council President Pro-Tempore, Council-At-Large, Clerk of Council, representative for Ward 1, representative for Ward 2, representative for Ward 3, and representative for Ward 4. It is a "strong Council - weak Mayor" form of government, with the Mayor not holding any voting rights on Council.

Judicial[edit]

The Mayor's Court of Olmsted Falls is located in the City Hall building.

References[edit]

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  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 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Olmsted Falls". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "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. 

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