Willoughby Hills, Ohio

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Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Introduction to Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Willoughby Hills, Ohio, in Lake county, is 5 miles E of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. There are 8,595 residents in the city.

Willoughby Hills History

The city of Willoughby Hills, which was settled in 1798 by David Abbott, was named "Willoughby" in honor of a public health official, Dr. Westel Willoughby Jr. Incorporated as a hamlet in 1954, it was formally incorporated as a city in 1970. The Chagrin River flows through this city. Lake County which is located by the southern shore of Lake Erie, was given its name because of its location.

Willoughby Hills and Nearby Attractions

  • North Chagrin Reservation
  • Old River Farm Reserved Picnic Area
  • Brookside Park
  • International Women's Air & Space Museum
  • Hach-Otis State Nature Preserve
  • Century Village Museum

Things To Do In Willoughby Hills

A trip may be planned to Cleveland Botanical Garden and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Golfers may enjoy a game at Airport Greens Golf Course. Recreational opportunities are available at South Chagrin Reservation, Cleveland Lakefront State Park, and Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park. Museums include Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum exhibits memorabilia consisting of handwritten lyrics, musical instruments, and working music displays. Six Flags Worlds of Adventure and Holden Arboretum are other attractions in the area.

Willoughby Hills Transportation

Flights are available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Willoughby Hills Higher Education

Lakeland Community College, John Carroll University, Notre Dame College of Ohio, and Case Western Reserve University are some of the colleges near Willoughby Hils.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Willoughby Hills Well-Paid Single Women
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 7% Willoughby Hills Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 7% Willoughby Hills Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 13% Willoughby Hills People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 14% Willoughby Hills College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Willoughby Hills Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Willoughby Hills Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Comparing Willoughby Hills 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Racial Diversity 7 10
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 8 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1

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Willoughby Hills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44092, 44094
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.598
Longitude -81.418

Willoughby Hills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.1 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 12.2 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
Distance 26.2 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
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Willoughby Hills Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,595 100%
Male 4,107 47.8%
Female 4,488 52.2%
Under 18 1,559 18.1%
18+ 7,036 81.9%
65+ 1,584 18.4%
Median Age 42.9
Average Family Size 2.82
White 7,636 88.8%
African-American 556 6.5%
Asian 305 3.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.1%
Other 13 0.2%
Mixed Race 79 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 60 0.7%

Estimated Willoughby Hills Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,459
Growth -136
Growth % -1.6%

Willoughby Hills 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
German 15.5%
Italian 15.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
Slovene 11.1%
Irish 8.8%
English 7.3%
Croatian 4.5%
Polish 4.2%
Hungarian 2.8%
US/American 2.5%
Slovak 2.1%
Russian 1.6%
Scottish 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Lithuanian 0.9%
Lebanese 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Swiss 0.5%
Romanian 0.5%
British 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
African 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Turkish 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Albanian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Willoughby Hills 8,595 $60,397
Kirtland 6,670 $76,062
Mayfield 3,435 $72,065
Waite Hill 446 $134,041
Wickliffe 13,484 $51,351
Willoughby 22,621 $53,677
Willowick 14,361 $52,675
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