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Overview

Introduction to Chardon, Ohio

Chardon, Ohio, in Geauga county, is 10 miles E of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 29 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio

Chardon History

Pioneers arrived in the late 1700s, and Captain Edward Paine, Jr., moved here in 1812. He is considered to the founder of the community of Chardon and served as the region's postmaster, county auditor and recorder. Peter Chardon Brooks, a Boston entrepreneur and landowner, donated land for the town plat. Later, this land became the historic Chardon Square. In 1810, the community was named "Chardon" in his honor. The word is also the French term for "thistle." Over the years, it developed into a quintessential New England town and was incorporated in the 1850s. In 1868, a devastating fire destroyed considerable property in Chardon.

Chardon and Nearby Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • Euclid Creek Reservation
  • Century Village Museum
  • Headlands Beach State Park
  • Holden Arboretum

Things To Do In Chardon

James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, used to live in a mansion in Chardon during the 1870s. This home is now a historic landmark. Century Village Museum is a restored Western Reserve community complete with historic homes, marshal's office, a schoolhouse, a train station and a blacksmith shop. The Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse features exhibits of historical importance. Chardon also offers easy access to the Euclid Creek Reservation, South Chagrin Reservation and Holden Arboretum. Facilities for swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing and hiking are provided by the Helen Hazen Wyman Metropolitan Park, Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, Fairport Harbor Lakefront Park and Headlands Beach State Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Sand Ridge Golf Club. Residents of Chardon also celebrate the annual Maple Festival in April.

Chardon Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the closest major airport.

Chardon Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Kent State University - Geauga, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Lake Erie College and Lakeland Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,194
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+2,581
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$42,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,150
% Above Poverty Level89%
% Below Poverty Level11%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$699
Median House Value$167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.6%
Irish14.2%
Polish13.1%
Italian13.1%
English10.8%
Hungarian5.5%
Slovene3.2%
Russian3.1%
Slovak3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Croatian2.8%
African2.3%
Dutch2.1%
Serbian1.6%
Welsh1.3%
French Except Basque0.9%
Finnish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
German0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.1%
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Chardon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Geauga County
Standard Zip Codes44024
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.57
Approximate Longitude-81.2

Chardon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHARDON
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationHIRAM
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance33.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burton1,217$55,179
Grand River348$67,125
Kirtland Hills717$145,208
Mentor46,896$86,778
Painesville19,735$53,808
Perry1,591$81,731

Chardon Public Libraries

Geauga County Public Library
12701 RAVENWOOD DR.
Chardon, Ohio
(440) 286-6811

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Chardon Hospitals

Uh Geauga Medical Center
(Non-profit)
13207 Ravenna Rd
(440) 269-6000
Heather Hill Care Communities
12340 Bass Lake Road
(440) 285-4040
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