Fairlawn, Ohio

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Fairlawn, Ohio

Introduction to Fairlawn, Ohio

Fairlawn, Ohio, in Summit county, is 5 miles NW of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 26 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city has 7,307 residents.

Fairlawn History

The incorporation of Fairlawn as a village in 1958 ensured improvements which were mandatory for a growing community. The village terminated the extension of Akron expressway, l-77. The westward extension of this expressway periled to divide the community. Another major accomplishment of the village was the concrete paving of 16 miles of road which was completed in four years. When the population reached 6,200, the village officially became a city. Summit County was named because the highest elevation on Ohio-Erie Canal was located in that area.

Fairlawn and Nearby Attractions

  • Akron Art Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Akron Zoo
  • Bedford Reservation
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  • Peek'n Peak

Things To Do In Fairlawn

Akron Art Museum, Hale Farm and Village, and Kent State University Museum are several of the museums in the area. Artifacts and memorabilia which relate to the region's history are displayed at these museums. Places of historical significance include Fort Laurens, the Mabel Hartzell Home, and the Glamorgan Castle. Several parks nearby include Bedford Reservation, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and Quail Hollow State Park. Other attractions in the area include Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Holden Arboretum.

Fairlawn Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Fairlawn Higher Education

Baldwin-Wallace College, University of Akron, Walsh University, and Kent State University are located near Fairlawn.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Fairlawn Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Fairlawn Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Fairlawn Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Fairlawn Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 8% Fairlawn Racial Diversity
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Fairlawn College Educated Adults
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Fairlawn People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Fairlawn Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Fairlawn, Ohio

Comparing Fairlawn 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
Median Family Income 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
People Living Alone 7 7
Housing Recently Built 6 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Affordability of Rents 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 7
Low Property Crime 2 1

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Fairlawn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44313, 44333
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44334
Company Zip Codes 44398
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.127
Longitude -81.61

Fairlawn 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 5.8 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 17.7 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 28.9 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
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Fairlawn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,307 100%
Male 3,333 45.6%
Female 3,974 54.4%
Under 18 1,486 20.3%
18+ 5,821 79.7%
65+ 1,740 23.8%
Median Age 44.1
Average Family Size 2.85
White 6,489 88.8%
African-American 447 6.1%
Asian 241 3.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 32 0.4%
Mixed Race 92 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 79 1.1%

Estimated Fairlawn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,202
Growth -105
Growth % -1.4%

Fairlawn 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 17.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
Italian 10.4%
Irish 10.3%
English 7.8%
Polish 4.6%
US/American 3.4%
Lebanese 2.9%
Greek 2.8%
Hungarian 2.8%
Russian 2.6%
Scottish 2.3%
European 2.2%
Austrian 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 1%
British 1%
Macedonian 0.9%
Other Arab 0.9%
Swiss 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Canadian 0.6%
Serbian 0.6%
Yugoslavian 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Northern European 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Brazilian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Portuguese 0.4%
Ghanian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Eastern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Montrose (44333)

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)
Fairlawn 7,307 $78,947
Akron 217,074 $39,381
Barberton 27,899 $39,387
Cuyahoga Falls 49,374 $52,372
Norton 11,523 $50,737
Peninsula 602 $73,125
Richfield 3,286 $70,703

Wal-mart in Fairlawn

(As of 2006)
3750-I West Market St
(330) 668-1129
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1. Castle Hills, Texas 86.7   32% 34.3% 42.8% 20 $71,065 4.5% 8% 4,202 5.8% 67.8 0.7% 0.2
2. Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 86.6   34.3% 28.8% 40.7% 18 $78,112 3.4% 5.2% 8,587 3.4% 60.9 0.5% 1.6
3. Glendale, Wisconsin 85.9   33.7% 24.8% 42.9% 21 $68,429 4.3% 13.2% 13,367 4% 45.9 0.6% 2
4. Sunset Hills, Missouri 84.4   25.9% 25.2% 38.8% 23 $90,417 4.2% 3.7% 8,267 3.1% 37.3 0.7% 2.1
5. Roseville, Minnesota 83.4   33.7% 20.3% 42.3% 21 $65,861 4.6% 10.5% 33,690 4.2% 48.4 0.5% 1.6
6. Indian Wells, California 82.8   26.4% 46.2% 39.4% 22 $119,110 1.3% 3.7% 3,816 3.4% 69.2 41% 2.1
7. Kettering, Ohio 80.9   33.4% 18.3% 31% 20 $55,849 5.8% 4.8% 57,502 4.7% 37.2 0.5% 1.6
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