Introduction to Ravenna, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio is 15 miles E of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 33 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Portage County. The city is part of the Akron metro area. The population of Ravenna is 11,771.

Ravenna History

Benjamin Tappan, a member of the Ohio State Senate, founded the present day city of Ravenna. Tappan visited the area on June 11, 1799. It was named after Ravenna, Italy. The area was originally part of the Township of Franklin. The first school of Ravenna opened in 1803. Ravenna became the County seat in 1807 after the formation of the Portage County. The Congregational Church was the first church of Ravenna and was established in 1822. The Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad entered the city in 1851. Ravenna is also home of the Quaker Oats Company, which was established in 1877.

Ravenna and nearby Attractions

  • West Branch State Park
  • Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Kent State University Museum
  • Glamorgan Castle

Things To Do In Ravenna

There are many parks and playgrounds located in and aroundthe city of Ravenna. The City Park offers facilities for basketball, baseball, tennis, softball, and picnic shelters. The Havres Woods Park also offers several recreational facilities. Lake Hodgson is a popular tourist spot. Golf can be enjoyed at Chestnut Hill Golf Course and Windmill Lakes Golf Course.

Ravenna Transportation

Air transportation is available from Akron - Canton Regional Airport.

Ravenna Higher Education

Higher education is provided by Kent State University - Main Campus, Boheckers Business College - Ravenna, Mount Union College, and University of Akron - Main Campus, all located nearby.


Total Population 11,635
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,534
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 38.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,219
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,147


Median Family Income $50,010
% Above Poverty Level 78.6%
% Below Poverty Level 21.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%


People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $104,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.8%
Irish 17.2%

Ravenna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles E of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Portage
Standard Zip Codes 44266
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.157
Longitude -81.242

Ravenna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station HIRAM
Distance 11 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 80 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 15.2 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 WARREN 3 S
Distance 22.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Black Horse (44266)

Campbellsport (44266)

Charlestown (44266)

Proctor (44266)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brady Lake 405 $55,417
Kent 29,367 $56,967
Mantua 1,295 $66,786

Ravenna Public Libraries

Reed Memorial Library
167 E. MAIN ST.
Ravenna, Ohio
(330) 296-2827
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Ravenna Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(330) 297-2300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

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