Introduction to Rittman, Ohio

Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne county, is 15 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 36 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. There are an estimated 6,314 people who live in the city.

Rittman History

The Charter of Rittman city was given on May 3rd, 1960 at a special election. The name was derived from Frederick B. Rittman, who was the treasurer of the Atlantic & Great Western Railroad. Rittman is situated partially in Medina and Wayne County. Medina County is named after Medina in Saudi Arabia, and Wayne County is named after General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.

Rittman and Nearby Attractions

  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Hinckley Reservation
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  • Portage Lakes State Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Things To Do In Rittman

Places of interest near Rittman include the Cleveland Botanical Garden and Malabar Farm. Glamorgan Castle, Fort Laurens, and Mabel Hartzell Home are popular historic sites to visit. Wayne County Historical Society and Museum house memorabilia and artifacts which portray the culture and history of the area. Gorge Metropolitan Park, Sippo Lake Park, and Hinckley Reservation offer opportunities for recreational activities.

Rittman Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Rittman Higher Education

Colleges near Rittman include College of Wooster, University of Akron - Wayne College, Kent State University - Stark, and Stark State College of Technology.


Total Population 6,457
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,768
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 57.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $32,570
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,110


Median Family Income $52,434
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $648
Median House Value $100,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.4%
English 9.3%
Irish 17.8%

Rittman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles SW of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 44270
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.978
Longitude -81.782

Rittman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.3 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 15.7 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
Distance 30.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Easton (44270)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Creston 2,239 $60,893
Doylestown 3,061 $55,648
Marshallville 729 $62,188
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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