Pepper Pike, Ohio
|Pepper Pike, Ohio|
|Motto: "A Great Place to Live and Work"|
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
|• Mayor||Richard Bain (D)|
|• Total||7.09 sq mi (18.36 km2)|
|• Land||7.06 sq mi (18.29 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||1,060 ft (323 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||6,040|
|• Density||846.9/sq mi (327.0/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||44122, 44124|
|GNIS feature ID||1044373|
In 1763, sixteen pioneers settled the area along the eastern border of present-day Cuyahoga County. In 1763, Orange Township was established, which included the present municipalities of Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Orange Village and Woodmere. Orange Township was the birthplace of President James A. Garfield in 1831. By the late 1880s, dairy farming and cheese production became the primary industry of the township. In 1924, residents of the northwestern quadrant of Orange Township voted to separate, and the village of Pepper Pike was incorporated. The name "Pepper Pike" was selected after the Pepper family, who lived and worked along the primary transportation corridor (i.e., turnpike). Incorporated as a city in 1970, Pepper Pike operates under the mayor-council form of government. In the late 2000s, it was chosen as one of the top seven strangest city names by the World Book of Facts. 
Pepper Pike is located at (41.476836, -81.468975) in the eastern section of Cuyahoga County.
The median income for a household in the city was $149,631, and the median income for a family was $166,765. The per capita income for the city was $68,984. About 3.1% of the total population were below the poverty line. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 69.7% held a bachelor's degree or higher.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,979 people, 2,176 households, and 1,753 families residing in the city. The population density was 846.9 inhabitants per square mile (327.0/km2). There were 2,349 housing units at an average density of 332.7 per square mile (128.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 86.3% White, 6.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.5% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.
There were 2,176 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 19.4% were non-families. 16.8% 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 2.59 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 49.2 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 14.1% were from 25 to 44; 32.5% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.
In 2000, there were 1,000 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.7% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 34.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.
Pepper Pike is served by the Orange City School System which is well known as an exceptional public school system. For many decades, it has ranked among the best public school systems in the State of Ohio and throughout the U.S.
Ursuline College is located in Pepper Pike.
The Japanese Language School of Cleveland (JLSC; クリーブランド日本語補習校 Kurīburando Nihongo Hoshūkō), a part-time Japanese school, holds its classes at the Lillian and Betty Ratner School in Pepper Pike.
- Orange Cemetery, Lander Circle & Chagrin Blvd.
- Jacob Cramer, activist and founder of Love for the Elderly
- Matt Dery, radio personality
- Vincent Marotta, entrepreneur, co-creator of Mr. Coffee
- Mark Rosewater, head designer of Magic the Gathering
- Tara Seibel, artist and graphic novelist, best known for being the last cartoonist to work with Harvey Pekar, creator of American Splendor
- George Stephanopoulos rose to early prominence as a communications director for the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, subsequently becoming White House Communications Director, then Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy before departing in December 1996. Today he is chief anchor and chief political correspondent for ABC News, co-anchor of ABC News' Good Morning America, and host of ABC's Sunday morning This Week. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Stephanopoulos is also a common fill-in anchor for ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.
- Seth Taft, grandson of President William Howard Taft
- JD Samson, musician, producer, songwriter and DJ best known as a member of the bands Le Tigre and MEN.
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