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Overview

Introduction to Munroe Falls, Ohio

Munroe Falls, Ohio, in Summit county, is 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city has a population of 5,314.

Munroe Falls History

Development in Munroe Falls began with the establishment of numerous industrial plants along the Cuyahoga River. A log dam, constructed in 1817, provided power to a saw and a grist mill which at the time comprised what was known as the Village of Florence. Brothers Edmund and William Munroe purchased land in 1836 and established the Munroe Falls Manufacturing Company. They named the community "Munroe Falls" and it was incorporated in 1838. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, constructed in 1841, resulted in significant growth and development. Pittsburgh and Western Railroad entered the city in the 1860s, and the Cleveland Paper Company opened for business in Munroe Falls in 1866. The city is currently a residential community in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Munroe Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Mabel Hartzell Home
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Haines House Underground Railroad Center
  • Brecksville Reservation
  • Akron Zoo
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Things To Do In Munroe Falls

The city is home to several parks like the Brust Park, Guise Park, and Munroe Falls Metro Park which feature miles of hiking and biking trails, and also offer facilities for various other recreational activities. Within 20 miles of Munroe Falls there are numerous historical sites and museums including the Glamorgan Castle, the Mabel Hartzell Home, the Haines House Underground Railroad Center, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and the Akron Art Museum. South Chagrin Reservation, Rocky River Reservation, Bedford Reservation, and Brecksville Reservation, which are also nearby, have nature trails, arboretums, and picnic areas. Akron Zoo, and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure are among the other popular destinations nearby.

Munroe Falls Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Munroe Falls Higher Education

Colleges near Munroe Falls are Kent State University, University of Akron, Hiram College, Mount Union College.

People

Total Population 5,025
Male Share of the Population 50.9%
Female Share of the Population 49.1%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,770
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,222
% Above Poverty Level 97.4%
% Below Poverty Level 2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $617
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.8%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 16.6%

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

Munroe Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Summit
Standard Zip Codes 44262
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.144
Longitude -81.44

Munroe Falls 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 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
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 26.5 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 WARREN 3 S
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Akron 198,329 $44,034
Cuyahoga Falls 49,287 $61,766
Kent 29,563 $53,351

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

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