Introduction to Wadsworth, Ohio

Wadsworth, Ohio, in Medina county, is 11 miles W of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 32 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria area. There are 18,437 residents in Wadsworth.

Wadsworth History

Wadsworth was founded in the year 1814. The city was named after the Revolutionary War hero, General Elijah Wadsworth. Before the 1830s, most of the residents of this city were of English descent. Gradually, the "Pennsylvania Dutch" people began to arrive and there were reports of frequent skirmishes regarding land disputes with the English settlers. The city saw significant progress in the late 1820s with the establishment of canals and several mills. The Blue Tip Festival is a famous five day celebration hosted by this Ohio community.

Wadsworth and nearby Attractions

  • Ella M Everhard Public Library
  • Wadsworth City Hall
  • Steiner Youth Center
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Blockers Run
  • North Woods Park

Things To Do In Wadsworth

While at Wadsworth, one can visit the Ella M Everhard Public Library and the Wadsworth City Hall. The Steiner Youth Center offers some amazing fitness programs and equipment coupled with indoor and outdoor pools and gaming rooms that are open to both residents and non-residents. The city has a number of churches and cemeteries where one can spend some quiet and peaceful time. The Blockers Run and the Holmes Brook are beautiful streams worth taking a look at. Wadsworth also boasts of a number of parks that offer recreational facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Wadsworth Transportation

Akron-Canton Regional Airport provides air transportation to residents of Wadsworth.

Wadsworth Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the University of Akron Main Campus, the Stark State College of Technology, and the Kent State University-Stark Campus.


Total Population 21,777
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,980
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $73,131
% Above Poverty Level 91.7%
% Below Poverty Level 8.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $809
Median House Value $159,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
US/American 0%
English 14.3%
Irish 15.3%

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

Wadsworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles W of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
County Medina
Standard Zip Codes 44281
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44282
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.025
Longitude -81.73

Wadsworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.7 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
Distance 26.6 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 30.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barberton 26,340 $46,177
Doylestown 3,064 $62,893
Marshallville 702 $61,500

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

Wadsworth Public Libraries

Ella M. Everhard Public Library
Wadsworth, Ohio
(330) 334-5761
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Wadsworth Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(330) 335-6962
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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