dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Brecksville, Ohio

Brecksville, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 7 miles SE of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 12 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

Brecksville History

The area presently known as Brecksville was first settled in 1811. It was named after Colonel John Breck who purchased parts of the land in 1807. Seth Payne, the land agent of Colonel Breck, was one of the early settlers of Brecksville. In 1921, the village of Brecksville was formed. Later, in 1960, Brecksville was reincorporated as a city.

Brecksville and Nearby Attractions

  • Brecksville Reservation
  • Squire Rich House Museum
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Sea World Ohio

Things To Do In Brecksville

You can enjoy a day trip to the Brecksville Reservation. Facilities for picnics are available at the Meadows Picnic Area, Plateau Picnic Area, Harriet Keeler Memorial Picnic Area and Chippewa Picnic Area. It is worth visiting the Jaite Mill Historic District and Squire Rich Historical Museum. During your leisure, you can enjoy shopping at the Brecksville Shopping Center.

Brecksville Transportation

Burke Lakefront Airport is close to the city.

Brecksville Higher Education

Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University are the nearest colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,470
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens20%
Employed Population 16+6,719
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married59.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher53.8%
Median Earnings25+$56,500
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,403

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,974
% Above Poverty Level97.2%
% Below Poverty Level2.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,452
Median House Value$256,000

Ancestry

German26.4%
Irish15.2%
Polish14.5%
Italian14%
English9.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
Hungarian4.5%
Slovak3.8%
Czech3.5%
Greek2.6%
Russian2.3%
Slovene2%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Serbian1.7%
Austrian1.6%
Ukrainian1.4%
Swiss1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Arab0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Australian0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Bulgarian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
African0.1%
+ Show More

Brecksville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44141
Phone Area Codes216,440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.3
Approximate Longitude-81.61

Brecksville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationAKRON
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Broadview Heights19,257$99,286
Independence7,115$105,600
North Royalton30,302$90,771
Northfield3,679$59,281
Valley View1,974$104,583
Walton Hills2,236$79,722

Brecksville Public Schools

Central Elementary School
27 Public Sq
ZIP: 44141
(440) 740-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Chippewa Elementary School
8611 Wiese Rd
ZIP: 44141
(440) 740-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Cuyahoga Valley Academy
8001 Brecksville Rd
ZIP: 44141
(877) 644-6338
Cuyahoga Valley Career Center
8001 Brecksville Rd
ZIP: 44141
(440) 526-5200
High
Highland Drive Elementary School
9457 Highland Dr
ZIP: 44141
(440) 740-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Hilton Elementary School
6812 Mill Rd
ZIP: 44141
(440) 740-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 408

Brecksville Private Schools

South Suburban Montessori
4450 Oakes Rd Bldg 6
ZIP: 44141
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
Sources :
Additional Details
Brecksville Colleges
Brecksville colleges and trade schools.
Brecksville Graduate Schools
Brecksville Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Brecksville
Additional Resources
Info for Brecksville Government Officials


Are you an official in the Brecksville government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.