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Overview

Introduction to Brook Park, Ohio

Brook Park, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 4 miles W of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,218 people in Brook Park.

Brook Park History

In 1914, the present day city of Brook Park was founded. At that time, it was part of the Middleburg Township. In 1925, the area was suggested as the site of the Hopkins Airport by William R. Hopkins. The construction of the airport ended in 1947. Brook Park was formally incorporated as a city in the year 1961. William J. Sifleet was the first elected major of Brook Park and is often referred to as the "Father of Brook Park".

Brook Park and nearby Attractions

  • Rocky River Reservation
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Brookside Park
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Ukrainian Museum-Archives

Things To Do In Brook Park

While staying at Brook Park, you can plan a day trip to the Willow Bend Picnic Area. Shopping can be enjoyed at Brookgate Shopping Center and Thrift City Shopping Center. You can also visit the Assumption Catholic Church. In addition, there are several parks and playgrounds in Brook Park. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and Old Stone Church are also worth visiting.

Brook Park Transportation

Cleveland - Hopkins Airport is the local airport.

Brook Park Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by Baldwin - Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College District, John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, and several other nearby colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 18,956
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,826
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,386
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,816
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,967

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,304
% Above Poverty Level 90.5%
% Below Poverty Level 9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.7%
Median Gross Rent $855
Median House Value $111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 17%

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

Brook Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44142
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.398
Longitude -81.804

Brook Park 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 CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 2.4 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
Station OBERLIN
Distance 23.3 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
Station CHARDON
Distance 34.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Brook Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Brookpark (44142)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berea 19,001 $73,618
Brooklyn 11,002 $51,116
Fairview Park 16,552 $73,277
Middleburg Heights 15,790 $77,373

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

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