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Overview

Introduction to Willowick, Ohio

Willowick, Ohio, in Lake county, is 4 miles NE 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.

Willowick History

General Moses Cleaveland first surveyed this area in the year 1796. Native American tribes, including the Erie, Chippewa, Delaware, Wyandotte, Ottawa, Seneca and Shawnee people, were the original inhabitants of this region. The area now known as Willowick was used as hunting and fishing grounds by these Indians. The city's name is a combination of two neighboring cities, Willoughby and Wickliffe. Under tragic circumstances, the G.P. Griffith’s steamship, with approximately 320 people aboard, was burned on the 17th of June, 1850.

Willowick and Nearby Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Bethel Lutheran Church
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Manry Park

Things To Do In Willowick

Willowick offers one the opportunity to visit many historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and home of the 20th President of the United States which is now the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The city has old-world churches such as the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Erieside Church, the First Baptist Church of Willowick and the Shoregate Church. One can also plan a day trip to any of the parks in the city or visit the nearby Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. The Shoregate Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities.

Willowick Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cuyahoga County Airport.

Willowick Higher Education

Higher educational institutes nearby are Lakeland Community College, John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University.

People

Total Population 14,051
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,074
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.8%
Median Earnings25+ $37,544
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,246

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,602
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $769
Median House Value $117,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 18.4%

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

Willowick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44092, 44094, 44095
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.633
Longitude -81.468

Willowick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station PAINESVILLE 4 NW
Distance 11.9 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
Station CHARDON
Distance 15.2 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
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 34.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eastlake 18,380 $62,690
Euclid 48,105 $48,714
Lakeline 271 $80,833

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

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