Introduction to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in Summit county, is 4 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's regarded as a suburb of Akron. A collection of water falls flow through the town. The municipality is bordered on the northwest by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The city was selected as a "Tree City USA."

Cuyahoga Falls History

The city was established in 1812. It was a prominent site due to its location near the Cuyahoga River waterfalls which supplied power for various types of manufacturing. The town was originally named Manchester, however the U.S. Post Office convinced the community to rename it as Cuyahoga Falls due to the state of Ohio already having several cities named Manchester. Cuyahoga Falls was incorporated in 1836. The city had been established as an industrial center, however during the 1970's it became a residential community. In 1985 the town merged with Northampton Township.

Cuyahoga Falls Attractions

  • The Blossom Music Center is a notable amphitheater located in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It offers the music of the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer and also provides a variety of well known music performers.
  • The Porthouse Theatre is a popular venue.
  • The Riverfront Centre is a notable shopping destination.
  • Doin' The River Thing included numerous festivals and concerts during the summer at the Riverfront Centre District.

Cuyahoga Falls Activities

The Falls River Square is a popular location for dining, special events, ice skating and taking a scenic walk on the riverfront boardwalk. It also features the Italian American Festival, Crooked River Blues Jazz and Arts Festival, the Irish Festival, Oktoberfest, the Sunday Evening Concert series and other types of events. The Pavilion and the Amphitheater are popular destinations in the Riverfront District.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park incldudes an extensive trail system for hiking and bicycle riding. The park features rolling hills, steep narrow ravines, waterfalls, a scenic winding river and an abundance of wildlife. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is utilized for special event tours. The Ohio & Erie Canal Tow-Path trail is a primary trail that traverses through the park.

The Mary Campbell Cave is part of Gorge Park and overlooks the Cuyahoga River. The cave is noteworthy as the temporary residence of Mary Campbell who was captured by Indians. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at Brookledge Golf Club. The Downview Sports Center and the Water Works Family Aquatic Center are popular destinations. The town includes a large number of parks. The Fall River Tours take visitors on a pontoon ride on the scenic Cuyahoga River.


Total Population 49,287
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 24,840
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,564
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,108
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,266


Median Family Income $61,766
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $777
Median House Value $118,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.2%
English 10.6%
Irish 14.7%

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

Cuyahoga Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44221, 44223, 44224
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44222
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.133
Longitude -81.484

Cuyahoga Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station AKRON
Distance 3.9 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
Distance 24.1 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
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 34.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Akron 198,329 $44,034
Fairlawn 7,429 $81,705

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

Cuyahoga Falls Public Libraries

Taylor Memorial Public Library
2015 THIRD ST.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
(330) 928-2117
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Cuyahoga Falls Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1900 23RD ST
(330) 971-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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