Introduction to North Olmsted, Ohio

North Olmsted, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 8 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio and 13 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 34,113 people lived in North Olmsted.

North Olmsted History

The area that is known as North Olmstead used to be a part of Connecticut Western Reserve. Formerly, it was known as Kinsgton and also the township of Lenox. In 1806 sea captain Aaron Olmstead purchased a huge area of land which included the Olmsted Township and Olmsted Falls. The town was named Olmsted when the son of Aaron Olmstead offered his father’s collection of 500 books to the community in exchange for the town being renamed Olmsted.

North Olmsted and nearby Attractions

  • Bradley Woods Reservation
  • Rocky River Reservation
  • Springvale Golf Course
  • Eye Candy Gallery
  • Jacobs Field
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Things To Do In North Olmsted

The Springvale Golf Course offers excellent facilities for playing golf. There are several other golf courses surrounding the area. Bradley Woods and the Rocky River Reservation have very picturesque views and serve as excellent picnic spots. One can also find an extensive system of trails in the Rocky River Reservation.

North Olmsted Transportation

The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.

North Olmsted Higher Education

Higher education is available from Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University.


Total Population 32,248
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 18.7%
Employed Population 16+ 16,328
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.7%
Median Earnings25+ $38,574
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,579


Median Family Income $72,617
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $854
Median House Value $145,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 22.4%

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

North Olmsted Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44070
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.415
Longitude -81.923

North Olmsted Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4 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
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Distance 40.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay Village 15,469 $102,654
Berea 19,001 $73,618
Fairview Park 16,552 $73,277

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

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Serves 1,611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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