Gateway to a Lakeshore Boulevard estate
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
|• Mayor||John Licastro|
|• Council President||Paul Stephan|
|• Total||1.60 sq mi (4.14 km2)|
|• Land||1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)|
|• Water||0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)|
|Elevation||614 ft (187 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,184|
|• Density||1,173.5/sq mi (453.1/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1048543|
Bratenahl (// BRAT-ən-ahl) is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is bordered by the city of Cleveland on three sides and by the shoreline of Lake Erie to the north. The population was 1,197 at the 2010 census. Bratenahl is ranked as the 92nd highest-income place in the United States and 6th in the state of Ohio.
Incorporated in 1905, Bratenahl is one of the older residential suburbs of Cleveland along with Shaker Heights, Lakewood, and Cleveland Heights; of these, Bratenahl has the highest per capita wealth. Bratenahl is a small community of fewer than 1,200 population inhabiting approximately 700 households, some of which are stately estates, townhouses, and condominiums on the lakefront. A significant percentage (10%) of municipal revenue comes from traffic tickets issued by the Bratenahl police on the small stretch of Interstate 90 that runs through the village. Its famous Lake Shore Boulevard has been featured in many magazines including Better Homes and Gardens.
Bratenahl is home to a once controversial luxury high-rise condominium complex. Though many residents opposed it at the time, in 1967 two large multi-occupancy buildings of brutalist architectural design were built on the lakefront to create an opportunity for comfortable apartment dwelling in a municipality where previously only free-standing single-family housing existed. One of the two structures was originally intended to be a 180-unit rental apartment building, while the other, smaller one was a condominium from its inception. In 1976 however, the larger one also became a condominium, and the ultimate success of these two condominium associations heralded a diversification of housing types in Bratenahl Village since that time. Condominium suites in these two structures range in price from $150,000 to over $1.0 million.
Bratenahl is located at (41.554275, −81.604574).
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,197 people, 679 households, and 333 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,173.5 inhabitants per square mile (453.1/km2). There were 811 housing units at an average density of 795.1 per square mile (307.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 80.5% White, 15.5% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 679 households of which 7.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.0% were non-families. 42.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.32.
The median age in the village was 57.8 years. 6.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 42.2% were from 45 to 64; and 31.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.
Of the village's population over the age of 25, 62.4% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,337 people, 711 households, and 363 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,304.1 people per square mile (501.2/km²). There were 800 housing units at an average density of 780.3 per square mile (299.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 86.82% White, 10.34% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.12% of the population.
There were 711 households out of which 11.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.9% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.87 and the average family size was 2.50.
In the village, the population was spread out with 11.4% under the age of 18, 3.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $76,028, and the median income for a family was $104,987. Males had a median income of $61,250 versus $46,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $72,757. About 1.6% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under the age of 18 and 2.7% of those ages 65 or older.
Bratenahl is completely surrounded by the city of Cleveland. This region around Bratenahl is highly regarded for its high crime rate. The city of Bratenahl has since constructed an abnormally high "sound barrier" to keep out the "sound" from the city of Cleveland.
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