Introduction to Orrville, Ohio

Orrville, Ohio, in Wayne county, is 20 miles W of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio

Orrville History

James Taggart Jr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War, arrived in 1814. Samuel and Robert Taggart, who were his sons, also moved to this area. The first house in the Baughman Township section was built by Samuel Taggart in 1828. The growth of the railroad in Orville is closely associated with the city's growth as well as prosperity. Incorporation happened in 1864 and the city's first mayor was William Gailey.

Orrville and Nearby Attractions

  • Orrville Historical Museum
  • Gailey Park
  • Toy & Hobby Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Portage Lakes State Park
  • Akron Zoo

Things To Do In Orrville

Zoar Village, McKinley Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Massillon Museum are some of the well known local museums. The Glamorgan Castle, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Mabel Hartzell Home and Fort Laurens are historic sites near Orrville. For fun and adventure people may visit Goodtimes Amusement Park and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. Malabar farm is another place to visit that has fishing ponds, barnyard animals, hiking trails and wagon rides. Cedar Point is an amusement park with rides and games for all ages.

Orrville Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Orrville Higher Education

University of Akron-Wayne College is located in Orville. Other nearby colleges include Kent State University-Stark Campus, University of Akron Main Campus and Ashland University.


Total Population 8,329
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,967
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 54.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.8%
Median Earnings25+ $31,981
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,964


Median Family Income $53,520
% Above Poverty Level 85.6%
% Below Poverty Level 14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $117,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 13.1%

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

Orrville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 44667
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.843
Longitude -81.764

Orrville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
Distance 16.8 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 AKRON
Distance 21 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Burton City (44667)

Riceland (44667)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Apple Creek 1,092 $53,750
Clinton 1,160 $64,318
Dalton 1,717 $67,750
Marshallville 702 $61,500

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

Orrville Public Libraries

Orrville Public Library
230 N. MAIN ST.
Orrville, Ohio
(330) 683-1065
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Serves 617 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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