Rocky River, Ohio

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Rocky River, Ohio
City
Harbor and river entrance at Rocky River, Ohio
Harbor and river entrance at Rocky River, Ohio
Official seal of Rocky River, Ohio
Seal
Location of Rocky River in Ohio
Location of Rocky River in Ohio
Location of Rocky River in Cuyahoga County
Location of Rocky River in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°28′31″N 081°50′45″W / 41.47528°N 81.84583°W / 41.47528; -81.84583Coordinates: 41°28′31″N 081°50′45″W / 41.47528°N 81.84583°W / 41.47528; -81.84583
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Settled 1810 [1]
Village incorporation 1903 [1]
City incorporation 1960 [1]
Government
 • Type Mayor-council[2]
 • Mayor Pamela E. Bobst [1]
Area[3]
 • Total 5.61 sq mi (14.53 km2)
 • Land 4.74 sq mi (12.28 km2)
 • Water 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)  15.51%
Elevation 689 ft (210 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 20,213
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 20,011
 • Density 4,264.3/sq mi (1,646.5/km2)
  census
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 44116
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-68056[6]
GNIS feature ID 1049132
Website www.rrcity.com

Rocky River is a western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, United States located in Cuyahoga County approximately nine miles west of Public Square in downtown Cleveland. The city is named for the river that forms its eastern border. The population was 20,213 at the time of the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Rocky River is at 41°28′31″N 81°50′45″W / 41.47528°N 81.84583°W / 41.47528; -81.84583 (41.475297, -81.845759).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.61 square miles (14.53 km2), of which 4.74 square miles (12.28 km2) is land and 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2) is water.[3]

Most of Rocky River's eastern border follows the river bearing its name, which runs through the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks system, adjacent to the city's eastern neighbor, Lakewood. A small strip of Cleveland itself also borders Rocky River; however, the two cities are not directly connected via road. Lake Erie lines the entire northern border of the city while the city of Fairview Park marks the southern border. On Rocky River's western border are the cities of Bay Village to the northwest and Westlake to the southwest.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,319
1910 1,174 −11.0%
1920 1,861 58.5%
1930 5,632 202.6%
1940 8,291 47.2%
1950 11,237 35.5%
1960 18,907 68.3%
1970 22,958 21.4%
1980 21,084 −8.2%
1990 20,410 −3.2%
2000 20,735 1.6%
2010 20,213 −2.5%
Est. 2012 20,011 −1.0%
Sources:[8][9][6][10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[4] there were 20,213 people, 9,283 households, and 5,242 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,264.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,646.5 /km2). There were 10,181 housing units at an average density of 2,147.9 per square mile (829.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 1.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 9,283 households of which 25.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.5% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 45.6 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 22.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.1% male and 53.9% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 54.8% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[11]

91.8% spoke English, 1.9% Spanish, 1.4% Arabic, 1.2% Hungarian, 1.0% German, and 0.8% Greek.[12]

2000 census[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[6] there were 20,735 people, 9,709 households, and 5,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,360.8 people per square mile (1,685.4/km²). There were 10,166 housing units at an average density of 2,138.0 per square mile (826.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.83% White, 0.41% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 9,709 households, out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.0% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,636, and the median income for a family was $94,361. Males had a median income of $62,727 versus $32,145 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,663. About 1.5% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 3.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

The Rocky River City School District serves the entire city of Rocky River and a small portion of the city Fairview Park. In the 2012-2013 school year, the Rocky River City Schools served 2,460 students. The district earned the "Excellent with Distinction" rating from the Ohio Department of Education and was ranked 3rd out of 610 school districts in the state.

School Grades Enrollment White Black Asian Hispanic Multi-Racial Economically Disadvantaged Limited English Proficient
Goldwood Primary School K-2 449 90.5% N/A N/A 3.1% 2.6% 9.2% 5.0%
Kensington Intermediate School 3-5 582 91.2% N/A 2.0% 3.0% 3.3% 12.7% 4.9%
Rocky River Middle School 6-8 609 92.0% N/A 1.8% 3.2% 1.9% 12.5% 1.9%
Rocky River High School 9-12 820 91.8% N/A 2.4% 1.9% 2.5% 11.0% 2.0%

Private schools[edit]

School Grades Affiliation Student Body Enrollment
Le Chaperon Rouge PK-K Nonsectarian Co-ed 44
St. Thomas Lutheran School PK-K Lutheran Co-ed 34
Ruffing Montessori PK-8 Nonsectarian Co-ed 308
St. Christopher School K-8 Roman Catholic Co-ed 468
Lutheran West High School 9-12 Christian Co-ed 443
Magnificat High School 9-12 Roman Catholic Female 770

Churches[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

(B) denotes that the person was born there.

Library[edit]

Rocky River Public Library is home to the Cowan Pottery Museum. It features over 1200 pieces of a distinctive form of American art pottery created by R. Guy Cowan and his associates at the Cowan Pottery Studio from 1913-1931. It was one of the nation's leading potteries during the 1920s, and the Cleveland area's only major pottery.[15] The library also contains the Schlather antique collection from the estate of Leonard Schlather, a prominent Cleveland brewer who also resided in Rocky River in the early 1900s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Rocky River, Ohio - City Government". Retrieved December 29, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Rocky River, Ohio - Community Profile". Retrieved December 29, 2006. 
  3. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/3968056.html
  12. ^ http://www.mla.org/cgi-shl/docstudio/docs.pl?map_data_results
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ Dawidziak, Mark (January 19, 2009). "'Lost' writer Brian K. Vaughan is a Cleveland native". Cleveland.com.
  15. ^ "Welcome to the Cowan Pottery Museum". Retrieved January 14, 2010. 
Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,174
1920 1,861 58.5%
1930 5,632 202.6%
1940 8,291 47.2%
1950 11,237 35.5%
1960 18,097 61.0%
1970 22,958 26.9%
1980 21,070 −8.2%
1990 20,410 −3.1%
2000 20,735 1.6%
2010 20,213 −2.5%

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