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Overview

Introduction to Brecksville, Ohio

Brecksville, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 7 miles SE of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 12 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

Brecksville History

The area presently known as Brecksville was first settled in 1811. It was named after Colonel John Breck who purchased parts of the land in 1807. Seth Payne, the land agent of Colonel Breck, was one of the early settlers of Brecksville. In 1921, the village of Brecksville was formed. Later, in 1960, Brecksville was reincorporated as a city.

Brecksville and Nearby Attractions

  • Brecksville Reservation
  • Squire Rich House Museum
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Sea World Ohio

Things To Do In Brecksville

You can enjoy a day trip to the Brecksville Reservation. Facilities for picnics are available at the Meadows Picnic Area, Plateau Picnic Area, Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area and Chippewa Picnic Area. It is worth visiting the Jaite Mill Historic District and Squire Rich Historical Museum. During your leisure, you can enjoy shopping at the Brecksville Shopping Center.

Brecksville Transportation

Burke Lakefront Airport is close to the city.

Brecksville Higher Education

Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University are the nearest colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 13,516
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,836
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 58.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,234
% Above Poverty Level 97%
% Below Poverty Level 3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $1,408
Median House Value $249,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0%
English 10.8%
Irish 16.5%

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

Brecksville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44141
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.319
Longitude -81.626

Brecksville 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 CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 12.8 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 AKRON
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Broadview Heights 19,268 $97,692
Independence 7,144 $95,341

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

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