Bay Village, Ohio

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Bay Village, Ohio
Winter view of Cleveland's skyline from Huntington Beach
Winter view of Cleveland's skyline from Huntington Beach
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Coordinates: 41°29′3″N 81°55′36″W / 41.48417°N 81.92667°W / 41.48417; -81.92667Coordinates: 41°29′3″N 81°55′36″W / 41.48417°N 81.92667°W / 41.48417; -81.92667
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyCuyahoga
Government
 • MayorPaul Koomar (R)[1]
Area
 • Total7.05 sq mi (18.27 km2)
 • Land4.57 sq mi (11.83 km2)
 • Water2.49 sq mi (6.44 km2)
Elevation633 ft (193 m)
Population
 • Total15,651
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
15,194
 • Density3,327.64/sq mi (1,284.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44140
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-04416[6]
GNIS feature ID1064393[3]
Websitehttp://www.cityofbayvillage.com/

Bay Village is a city located west of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The population was 15,651 at the 2010 census. Bay Village is located in Ohio's 9th congressional district.

History[edit]

Before the first European-Americans arrived in 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. In that same century, what is now Bay Village, along with Avon Lake, Avon, and Westlake, was part of one territory. This territory was later called by the whites in a native language, "Xeuma", a term roughly meaning "those who came before us".[7]

The area belonged to Connecticut until 1803, the year in which 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. [8]

Joseph Cahoon settled in what is now Bay Village in 1810. Bay Village was part of the original Dover Township, which comprised present-day Bay Village, Westlake, and portions of North Olmstead. By the turn of the 20th century, Dover would have a permanent population of roughly 2,200, with part-time residents who owned summer cottages on Lake Erie adding to this total in the summer months. In 1901, landowners in northern Dover forced an election to split from Dover Township, forming Bay Township. In 1903, Bay Village was incorporated, and the first mayor and council were elected. Ida Marie Cahoon, the last Cahoon descendant, died in 1917, leaving the family home and 115 acres of land to the city which is known today as Cahoon Memorial Park. John Huntington, one of the original partners of Standard Oil Company, donated his summer estate to the Cleveland Metroparks, which would later become the Huntington Reservation. Bay Village became a city on January 1, 1950, when it had reached a population of 6,917.[9]

Geography[edit]

Bay Village is located at 41°29′3″N 81°55′36″W / 41.48417°N 81.92667°W / 41.48417; -81.92667 (41.484193, −81.926581).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.06 square miles (18.29 km2), of which, 4.57 square miles (11.84 km2) is land and 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2) is water.[11]

Bay Village is home to the Cleveland Metroparks Huntington Reservation. Lake Erie Nature & Science Center and BAYarts are also located within the reservation.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910450
192075166.9%
19302,294205.5%
19403,35646.3%
19506,917106.1%
196014,489109.5%
197018,16325.4%
198017,839−1.8%
199017,000−4.7%
200016,087−5.4%
201015,651−2.7%
2019 (est.)15,194[5]−2.9%
Sources:[6][13][14][15]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 15,651 people in 6,198 households, including 4,441 families, 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%.[4]

Of the 6,198 households 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 households were one person and 11.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age 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 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 56% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[16]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 16,087 people in 6,239 households, including 4,685 families, 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%.[6] 21.6% were of German, 20.4% Irish, 10.6% English, 8.6% Italian and 5.1% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

Of the 6,239 households 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 households were one person and 9.6% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $70,397 and the median family income 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.

Education[edit]

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.[17]

In 2019, Bay Village City Schools were ranked as the tenth-best district in the state of Ohio.[18]

Notable people[edit]

Recognition[edit]

In 2012, Family Circle ranked Bay Village as one of the 10 Best Towns for Families.[33]

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bay Village: A Way of Life, Bay Village Historical Society, 1974, OCLC 1342089

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