Introduction to Solon, Ohio

Solon, Ohio is 14 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 15 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Cuyahoga County. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area. The population of Solon is 21,802.

Solon History

Solon was first settled in 1820 by settlers from Connecticut. It was named after Lorenzo Solon Bull, son of Isaac Bull who was one of the first settlers in the area. Initially, the township also included the villages of Glenwillow and Bentleyville. The Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad entered Solon in 1857. Salon was incorporated in 1917 as a village and later in 1961 was reincorporated as a city.

Solon and nearby Attractions

  • South Chagrin Reservation
  • Sea World Ohio
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  • Shaker Museum
  • Edgewater Beach

Things To Do In Solon

Solon offers approximately 687 acres of parks and recreational area where one can spend their leisure hours. The Cleveland Metroparks also affords the opportunity for a fun trip with family and friends. Solon offers a number of golf courses where golf enthusiasts can enjoy their game. Also, the Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Shaker Square and Cleveland Botanical Garden are close to the city.

Solon Transportation

Cuyahoga County Airport is located nearby.

Solon Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by John Carroll University, Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University.


Total Population 23,114
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 11,114
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 64.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.7%
Median Earnings25+ $57,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,946
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,461


Median Family Income $111,201
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 19.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,133
Median House Value $266,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 6%
Irish 9.8%

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

Solon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44139
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.389
Longitude -81.441

Solon 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 16.4 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
Distance 18.9 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
Station AKRON
Distance 21.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford Heights 10,665 $50,123
Bentleyville 938 $230,313
Glenwillow 1,010 $96,964

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

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Solon High Schools

Serves 1,688 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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