Introduction to Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Olmsted Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 9 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 14 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city has a population of 7,962.

Olmsted Falls History

The area was settled in 1814 and was named Kingston. Plum Creek and Lenox are other names which the community was also called. In 1829, the area was named in honor of Aaron Olmstead, who bought the land that constituted the township. The area came to be known as Olmsted Township, and in time, a town emerged at the center of the township called Norris Falls. It was renamed Olmsted Falls in 1845, and became a city in 1972.

Olmsted Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Black River Reservation
  • Brookside Park
  • Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park

Things To Do In Olmsted Falls

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Botanical Garden are among popular attractions near Olmsted Falls. There are numerous museums nearby, including Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Health Museum of Cleveland, Shaker Museum, and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Bradley Woods Reservation near Olmsted Falls is an old sandstone quarry site which also has a wildlife area and picnic area. Local parks include Fortier Park, East River Park, and Village Green Park all of which have picnic areas, grills, walking trails, playgrounds, and fountains.

Olmsted Falls Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Olmsted Falls Higher Education

Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University, and Berlin College are colleges located nearby.


Total Population 8,923
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,433
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 56.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $79,811
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 28.5%
Median Gross Rent $775
Median House Value $146,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 17.9%

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

Olmsted Falls Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44138
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.375
Longitude -81.908

Olmsted Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.5 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 17.7 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 40.2 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
Berea 19,001 $73,618
Brook Park 18,956 $59,304
Fairview Park 16,552 $73,277
Middleburg Heights 15,790 $77,373

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

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