Brook Park, Ohio

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Brook Park, Ohio

Introduction to Brook Park, Ohio

Brook Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 4 miles W of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,218 people in Brook Park.

Brook Park History

In 1914, the present day city of Brook Park was founded. At that time, it was part of the Middleburg Township. In 1925, the area was suggested as the site of the Hopkins Airport by William R. Hopkins. The construction of the airport ended in 1947. Brook Park was formally incorporated as a city in the year 1961. William J. Sifleet was the first elected major of Brook Park and is often referred to as the "Father of Brook Park".

Brook Park and nearby Attractions

  • Rocky River Reservation
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Brookside Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Ukrainian Museum-Archives

Things To Do In Brook Park

While staying at Brook Park, you can plan a day trip to the Willow Bend Picnic Area. Shopping can be enjoyed at Brookgate Shopping Center and Thrift City Shopping Center. You can also visit the Assumption Catholic Church. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Brook Park. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Old Stone Church are also worth visiting.

Brook Park Transportation

Cleveland - Hopkins Airport is the local airport.

Brook Park Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Baldwin - Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College District, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and several other nearby colleges and universities.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Brook Park Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Brook Park Public Transportation Use
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 19% Brook Park People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Brook Park, Ohio

Comparing Brook Park 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
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Racial Diversity 4 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 6 8
College Educated Adults 1 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 2 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 9 7

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Brook Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44142
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.398
Longitude -81.804

Brook Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.4 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 23.3 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 34.6 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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Brook Park Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 21,218 100%
Male 10,360 48.8%
Female 10,858 51.2%
Under 18 4,829 22.8%
18+ 16,389 77.2%
65+ 3,623 17.1%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.06
White 20,048 94.5%
African-American 414 2%
Asian 268 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 48 0.2%
Other 164 0.8%
Mixed Race 276 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 423 2%

Estimated Brook Park Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 20,059
Growth -1,159
Growth % -5.5%

Brook Park 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 20.6%
Irish 12.5%
Italian 12.4%
Polish 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Slovak 5.8%
US/American 4.9%
English 4.5%
Hungarian 3.9%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Czech 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Greek 1.3%
Russian 1.3%
Slovene 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Romanian 0.7%
Serbian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Lebanese 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brook Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brookpark (44142)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Brook Park 21,218 $53,324
Berea 18,970 $59,194
Brooklyn 11,586 $46,696
Fairview Park 17,572 $62,803
Middleburg Heights 15,542 $60,015
Parma 85,655 $52,436
Parma Heights 21,659 $48,641
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1. Willowick, Ohio 87.9   28.2% 21.9% 14.2% 22 $52,675 5.1% 2.2% 14,361 4.5% 13.7 0.2% 0.4
2. Ludlow, Massachusetts 86.9   24.2% 14.9% 14.8% 22 $55,717 4.9% 4.2% 21,209 6.4% 14 0.3% 2.3
3. Acushnet, Massachusetts 85.7   21.1% 14.9% 13% 25 $58,722 5% 2.8% 10,161 3.8% 15.1 0.3% 2.4
4. Kenilworth, New Jersey 85.1   21.8% 18.2% 15.5% 26 $66,500 5.5% 8.7% 7,675 2% 19.2 0.4% 0.5
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