Introduction to Conneaut, Ohio

Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula county, is 27 miles SW of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 66 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Conneaut contains a population of approximately 12,485.

Conneaut History

The name of this city comes from Seneca’s Koniyat which is a creek that runs into Lake Erie. The term Conneaut is a word from the Senecan language and refers to a place with an abundant fish population. The city is located on an Indian trail that was a glacier lake-beach ridge. It was used by early settlers travelling westward. Conneaut was incorporated as a borough in 1832.

Conneaut and nearby Attractions

  • Railroad Museum
  • Lake Erie
  • Conneaut Plaza Theatre
  • Windy Hill Golf Course
  • Sheldon Calvary Camp
  • Conneaut Township Park?

Things To Do In Conneaut

Conneaut is situated near Lake Erie and has approximately 7 miles of shoreline. This provides satisfactory opportunities for spending relaxing time at the beach, swimming, and boating. It has also made the area a popular summer destination. The city offers a nice blend of recreational and social activities. One can go shopping at the downtown area or buy memorabilia from the Historical Railroad Museum.

Conneaut Transportation

The Erie International Airport can be reached in half an hour's drive.

Conneaut Higher Education

The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University, and Mercyhurst College offer opportunities for higher education.


Total Population 12,806
Male Share of the Population 57.4%
Female Share of the Population 42.6%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,514
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10%
Median Earnings25+ $20,738
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,790


Median Family Income $41,944
% Above Poverty Level 77.9%
% Below Poverty Level 22.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%


People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $576
Median House Value $87,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.6%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 18.5%

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

Conneaut Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SW of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Ashtabula
Standard Zip Codes 44030
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.947
Longitude -80.554

Conneaut Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station DORSET
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.2 inches
Station ERIE AP
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 46 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Conneaut Harbor (44030)

East Conneaut (44030)

Farnham (44030)

Kelloggsville (44030)

Monroe Center (44030)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 1,143 $37,143
Ashtabula 18,663 $35,253
Geneva 6,101 $59,291
Jefferson 3,199 $50,544

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

Conneaut Public Libraries

Conneaut Carnegie Library
Conneaut, Ohio
(440) 593-1608
Library Web Site

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Conneaut Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(440) 593-1131
Emergency Service: Yes

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Conneaut High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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Historic Conneaut


Harbor entrance ca. 1900

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Harbor entrance ca. 1900

Unloading ore at Conneaut (Brown conveying hoists) between 1900 and 1906

Coal dumping plant ca. 1900

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