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Overview

Introduction to Kirtland, Ohio

Kirtland, Ohio, in Lake county, is 2 miles SW of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 19 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio

Kirtland History

The area of present day Kirtland, was originally surveyed by Moses Cleaveland and his team in 1796. It was named in honor of Turhand Kirtland who played an important role in the Revolutionary War. Not only was he important in the Connecticut Land Company, but he also displayed great fairness in his dealings with the Native Americans. Kirtland was settled much later than its surrounding townships, because of its clay soiled and hilly land, which was unsuitable for agriculture. European settlers arrived around 1811.

Kirtland and Nearby Attractions

  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Euclid Creek Reservation
  • Holden Arboretum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Things To Do In Kirtland

Museums near Kirtland display artifacts related to the history of the area. Some of the museums in the area include the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, the African American Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Parks near Kirtland include Euclid Creek Reservation, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park, and South Chagrin Reservation. Cleveland Metroparks provide opportunities for picnicking and fishing, and it also houses a zoo. The Holden Arboretum, situated in Kirtland, is one of the largest botanical gardens and arboretums in the US. It has around 9,400 types of woody plants.

Kirtland Transportation

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is a major airport near Kirtland.

Kirtland Higher Education

The local college is Lakeland Community College. John Carroll University, Cleveland State University and Baldwin - Wallace College are situated nearby.

People

Total Population 6,836
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,361
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 40.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,172
% Above Poverty Level 97.3%
% Below Poverty Level 2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $769
Median House Value $274,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 19%

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

Kirtland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Mentor, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44094
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.628
Longitude -81.361

Kirtland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PAINESVILLE 4 NW
Distance 9 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
Station CHARDON
Distance 9.7 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 CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 29.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Concord Township (44024)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kirtland Hills 686 $145,357
Mentor 46,952 $85,284

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

Kirtland Public Libraries

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Kirtland Public Library
9267 CHILLICOTHE RD.
Kirtland, Ohio
(440) 256-7323
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Kirtland High Schools

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KIRTLAND HIGH SCHOOL
9150 CHILLICOTHE RD
440-256-3366
Serves 336 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

KIRTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
9152 CHILLICOTHE RD
440-256-3358
Serves 238 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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