Bay Village, Ohio

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Bay Village, Ohio

Introduction to Bay Village, Ohio

Bay Village, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Bay Village has a population of 16,087.

Bay Village History

The wandering tribes of the Erie Indians originally used the area now known as Bay Village as their hunting and fishing grounds. Until 1803, the area was a part of Connecticut. Joseph Cahoon first visited Bay Village during 1799 and settled in this area around 1809. Between 1811 and 1818, the area was rapidly settled in. The electric railway running from Cleveland to Toledo was built through Bay Village around 1896. The city hall was established in 1914. Bay Village was incorporated in 1950 as a city and the present charter became effective on January 1, 1950.

Bay Village and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Huntington Reservation
  • Rose Hill Museum
  • Cahoon Park
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Things To Do In Bay Village

The replica of the Cahoon Family's log cabin can be viewed at the Rose Hill Museum. The Cahoon Memorial Park includes lighted tennis courts, a sledding hill, basketball courts, baseball diamonds, a swimming pool, soccer fields, and an ice skating rink. Shopping can be enjoyed at Bay - Knoll Shopping Center and Dove Junction Shopping Center. Picnic spots are available at Lake Picnic Area and Wolf Picnic Area.

Bay Village Transportation

International air transportation is available from Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport.

Bay Village Higher Education

Lorain County Community College, Cleveland State University, Baldwin - Wallace College, and Cuyahoga Community College District are close to the city.

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High Points

Bay Village strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bay Village Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Bay Village Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Bay Village Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Bay Village Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Bay Village Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Bay Village Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bay Village People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Bay Village College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Bay Village Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Bay Village, Ohio

Comparing Bay Village to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Bay Village Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44140
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.484
Longitude -81.922

Bay Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7 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
Distance 21.5 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
Distance 38.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
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Bay Village Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,087 100%
Male 7,711 47.9%
Female 8,376 52.1%
Under 18 4,163 25.9%
18+ 11,924 74.1%
65+ 2,316 14.4%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 15,773 98%
African-American 43 0.3%
Asian 116 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 34 0.2%
Mixed Race 116 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 157 1%

Estimated Bay Village Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,236
Growth -851
Growth % -5.3%

Bay Village Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 21.6%
Irish 20.4%
English 10.6%
Italian 8.6%
Polish 5.1%
US/American 4.2%
Scottish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3%
Hungarian 2.8%
Slovak 2.4%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
Swedish 1.1%
Ukrainian 1%
British 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Romanian 0.8%
Russian 0.8%
Slovene 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Danish 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Syrian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Jordanian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bay Village 16,087 $81,686
Avon 11,446 $75,951
Avon Lake 18,145 $76,603
Fairview Park 17,572 $62,803
North Olmsted 34,113 $62,422
Rocky River 20,735 $72,361
Westlake 31,719 $81,223
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Serves 794 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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