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.

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.


Total Population 7,429
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 27.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,632
Age of the Population 48


% of people married 45.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $81,705
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $931
Median House Value $170,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 16.7%

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

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Akron 198,329 $44,034
Barberton 26,340 $46,177
Cuyahoga Falls 49,287 $61,766

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

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