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Overview

Introduction to Conneaut, Ohio

Conneaut, Ohio, in Ashtabula county, is 27 miles SW of Erie, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 66 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

Conneaut History

The name of this city comes from Seneca’s Koniyat which is a creek that runs into Lake Erie. The term Conneaut is a word from the Senecan language and refers to a place with an abundant fish population. The city is located on an Indian trail that was a glacier lake-beach ridge. It was used by early settlers travelling westward. Conneaut was incorporated as a borough in 1832.

Conneaut and Nearby Attractions

  • Railroad Museum
  • Lake Erie
  • Conneaut Plaza Theatre
  • Windy Hill Golf Course
  • Sheldon Calvary Camp
  • Conneaut Township Park?

Things To Do In Conneaut

Conneaut is situated near Lake Erie and has approximately seven miles of shoreline. This provides satisfactory opportunities for spending relaxing time at the beach, swimming and boating. It has also made the area a popular summer destination. The city offers a nice blend of recreational and social activities. One can go shopping at the downtown area or buy memorabilia from the Historical Railroad Museum.

Conneaut Transportation

The Erie International Airport can be reached in half an hour's drive.

Conneaut Higher Education

The Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University and Mercyhurst College offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,708
Male Share of the Population57.1%
Female Share of the Population42.9%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+4,497
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,698
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,582
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,703

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,207
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$87,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
Irish15.8%
Italian12.4%
English10%
Finnish3.9%
Polish3.9%
Hungarian3.9%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque2%
Swedish1.1%
Dutch0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Slovene0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
German0.2%
Arab0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Conneaut Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ashtabula County
Standard Zip Codes44030
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.92
Approximate Longitude-80.57

Conneaut Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationASHTABULA
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationDORSET
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationERIE AP
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp46 to 61 F
Annual Precip42.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover1,054$31,875
Ashtabula18,385$37,108
Geneva6,030$60,819
Jefferson3,530$50,833
North Kingsville2,847$63,651

Conneaut Public Libraries

Conneaut Public Library
304 BUFFALO STREET
Conneaut, Ohio
(440) 593-1608

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Conneaut Hospitals

University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center
(Non-profit)
158 West Main Road
(440) 593-1131

Conneaut Public Schools

Conneaut High School
381 Mill St
ZIP: 44030
(440) 593-7210
High
Total Enrollment 476
Conneaut Middle School
230 Gateway Avenue
ZIP: 44030
(440) 593-7240
Middle
Total Enrollment 384
Gateway Elementary School
229 Gateway Av
ZIP: 44030
(440) 593-7280
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Lakeshore Primary Elementary School
755 Chestnut St
ZIP: 44030
(440) 593-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
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Historic Conneaut

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Harbor entrance ca. 1900

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Harbor entrance ca. 1900

Unloading ore at Conneaut (Brown conveying hoists) between 1900 and 1906

Coal dumping plant ca. 1900

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