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Overview

Introduction to Avon Lake, Ohio

Avon Lake, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 8 miles NE of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Avon Lake History

Avon Lake was initially part of Cuyahoga County and was first settled in the year 1812. In 1822 it became part of Lorain County and in 1915 was separated from the Township of Avon (now a city) to form the Township of Avon Lake. Avon Lake was granted the status of a city in the year 1960. Railroad tracks act as the point of division between the cities of Avon and Avon Lake.

Avon Lake and Nearby Attractions

  • Avon Lake Public Library
  • Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church
  • Avon Lake Boat Club
  • Sweetbriar Golf Course
  • Inwood Park

Things To Do In Avon Lake

Visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of Avon Lake may take a look around the public library which offers a wealth of information. The city is dotted with churches and cemeteries such as the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, the Avon Lake Presbyterian Church, the Avon Lake United Church of Chris and the Lake Shore Cemetery. Golf enthusiasts can visit the Sweetbriar Golf Course to enjoy a round of golf with friends. The Avon Lake Boat Club and the numerous parks around the city, such as Inwood Park, Miller Road Park, Resatar Park and Weiss Field offer excellent recreational opportunities for both adults and children. "The Learwood Square Shopping Center" is the ideal place to visit for those interested in taking back souvenirs for loved ones.

Avon Lake Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Avon Lake Higher Education

Higher education opportunities are available at the local Lorain County Community College. Other institutes nearby include Oberlin College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College District.

People

Total Population 23,052
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,836
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 61%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $103,957
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,111
Median House Value $217,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 0%
English 13.5%
Irish 24.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Avon Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles NE of Lorain, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lorain
Standard Zip Codes 44012
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.505
Longitude -82.028

Avon Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station OBERLIN
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 22,046 $106,905
Bay Village 15,469 $102,654

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Avon Lake Public Libraries

Library
Avon Lake Public Library
32649 ELECTRIC BLVD.
Avon Lake, Ohio
(216) 933-8128
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Avon Lake High Schools

AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL
175 AVON BELDEN RD
440-933-6290
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,131 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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