Introduction to Eastlake, Ohio

Eastlake, Ohio, in Lake county, is 5 miles W of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 16 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 20,255 people lived in Eastlake.

Eastlake History

Originally, the Erie Indians inhabited Eastlake. During the mid 18th century, huts and a cabin were built by Charles Parker for the Connecticut Land Company. The first mill of Eastlake was built by David Abbott. Settlers from York State came between the 1830s and 1840s. On September 9, 1948, Eastlake was incorporated as a village. It adopted a Council form of government in 1949 and Wilson Crosier became its first elected mayor. Eastlake was reincorporated on October 6, 1951 as a city.

Eastlake and nearby Attractions

  • Chagrin River Park
  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • Euclid Creek Reservation
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Mentor Beach Park
  • Osborne Park - Willoughby

Things To Do In Eastlake

At Eastlake, you can visit the Willo - Lake Church of the Nazarene and First United Church of Christ. The Chagrin River Park is also a good place to spend your free time. You can also visit the Boulevard of 500 Flags, which is a memorial to the local veterans. The All Season Amusement Productions is also nearby.

Eastlake Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cuyahoga County Airport.

Eastlake Higher Education

Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University are nearby.


Total Population 18,380
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,518
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.8%
Median Earnings25+ $35,859
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,193
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,082


Median Family Income $62,690
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $768
Median House Value $121,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 18.7%

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

Eastlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Mentor, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44095
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44097
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.653
Longitude -81.45

Eastlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 81 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 14.7 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
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 36.3 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
Lakeline 271 $80,833

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

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Eastlake High Schools

Serves 1,548 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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