Wickliffe, Ohio

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Wickliffe, Ohio

Introduction to Wickliffe, Ohio

Wickliffe, Ohio, in Lake county, is 3 miles E of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 14 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Wickliffe has a population of 13,484.

Wickliffe History

Wickliffe was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The area was surveyed in August and September of 1796 by Moses Cleaveland, Director of the Connecticut Land Company. The area was first settled around 1810 and the families of Williams Jones and Abner C. Tarbell were its first residents. Wickliffe was incorporated in 1919 as a village and Harry C. Coulby became its first mayor. The Wickliffe Chamber of Commerce was established in March 1929. Wickliffe was reincorporated as a city on October 6, 1951, with a population of 5,002.

Wickliffe and nearby Attractions

  • Coulby Mansion and Park
  • Euclid Creek Reservation
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Cleveland Lakefront State Park

Things To Do In Wickliffe

The Wickliffe Public Library is an ideal place to discover the city's past. You can enjoy a game of golf at the Green Ridge Golf Course. Leisure hours can also be spent at Nehls Park, Featherston Park, Coulby Park, Inthar Park, Orlando Park, and Jindra Park. Excellent shopping facilities are available at the Town Square Shopping Center. In addition, the Recreation Department of Wickliffe organizes several events and programs throughout the year.

Wickliffe Transportation

Cuyahoga County Airport is nearby.

Wickliffe Higher Education

The local college is Rabbinical College Telshe. Higher educational facilities are also provided by Lakeland Community College, Cleveland State University, and John Carroll University.

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High Points

Wickliffe strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 11% Wickliffe Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Wickliffe, Ohio

Comparing Wickliffe to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 3 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 6
Median Family Income 6 7
College Educated Adults 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 9
Short Commute Times 7 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 8
Working at Home 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 3
Housing Recently Built 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2

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Wickliffe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles E of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44092
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.605
Longitude -81.453

Wickliffe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 81 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 14.1 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 ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Wickliffe Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,484 100%
Male 6,556 48.6%
Female 6,928 51.4%
Under 18 2,716 20.1%
18+ 10,768 79.9%
65+ 3,095 23%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.92
White 12,860 95.4%
African-American 384 2.8%
Asian 106 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0%
Other 12 0.1%
Mixed Race 114 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 0.5%

Estimated Wickliffe Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,205
Growth -279
Growth % -2.1%

Wickliffe Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 20.2%
German 13.6%
Irish 13.4%
Polish 9.4%
Slovene 9%
English 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Slovak 4.4%
US/American 3.5%
Hungarian 3.4%
Croatian 1.5%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Welsh 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Finnish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wickliffe 13,484 $51,351
Eastlake 20,255 $52,039
Lakeline 165 $50,000
Waite Hill 446 $134,041
Willoughby 22,621 $53,677
Willoughby Hills 8,595 $60,397
Willowick 14,361 $52,675

Wickliffe Public Libraries

Wickliffe Public Library
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(440) 944-6010
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Serves 508 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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