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Overview

Introduction to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in Summit county, is 4 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's regarded as a suburb of Akron. A collection of water falls flow through the town. The municipality is bordered on the northwest by the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The city was selected as a "Tree City USA."

Cuyahoga Falls History

The city was established in 1812. It was a prominent site due to its location near the Cuyahoga River waterfalls which supplied power for various types of manufacturing. The town was originally named Manchester, however the U.S. Post Office convinced the community to rename it as Cuyahoga Falls due to the state of Ohio already having several cities named Manchester. Cuyahoga Falls was incorporated in 1836. The city had been established as an industrial center, however during the 1970's it became a residential community. In 1985 the town merged with Northampton Township.

Cuyahoga Falls Attractions

  • The Blossom Music Center is a notable amphitheater located in the scenic Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It offers the music of the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer and also provides a variety of well known music performers.
  • The Porthouse Theatre is a popular venue.
  • The Riverfront Centre is a notable shopping destination.
  • Doin' The River Thing included numerous festivals and concerts during the summer at the Riverfront Centre District.

Cuyahoga Falls Activities

The Falls River Square is a popular location for dining, special events, ice skating and taking a scenic walk on the riverfront boardwalk. It also features the Italian American Festival, Crooked River Blues Jazz and Arts Festival, the Irish Festival, Oktoberfest, the Sunday Evening Concert series and other types of events. The Pavilion and the Amphitheater are popular destinations in the Riverfront District.

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park incldudes an extensive trail system for hiking and bicycle riding. The park features rolling hills, steep narrow ravines, waterfalls, a scenic winding river and an abundance of wildlife. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is utilized for special event tours. The Ohio & Erie Canal Tow-Path trail is a primary trail that traverses through the park.

The Mary Campbell Cave is part of Gorge Park and overlooks the Cuyahoga River. The cave is noteworthy as the temporary residence of Mary Campbell who was captured by Indians. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at Brookledge Golf Club. The Downview Sports Center and the Water Works Family Aquatic Center are popular destinations. The town includes a large number of parks. The Fall River Tours take visitors on a pontoon ride on the scenic Cuyahoga River.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,353
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+25,021
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,861
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,463
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,571

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,902
% Above Poverty Level89.1%
% Below Poverty Level10.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$798
Median House Value$120,000

Ancestry

Irish15.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Italian11.1%
English10.2%
Polish5.5%
Hungarian2.4%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.4%
Slovak1.3%
Czech1.2%
Swedish1%
Arab1%
Russian0.9%
Croatian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovene0.4%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Belgian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Cuyahoga Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Summit County
Standard Zip Codes44221, 44223, 44224
P.O. Box Zip Codes44222
Phone Area Codes234
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.14
Approximate Longitude-81.48

Cuyahoga Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationAKRON
Distance3.9 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
Distance24.1 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
StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance34.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akron198,508$45,018
Fairlawn7,477$80,104

Cuyahoga Falls Public Libraries

Cuyahoga Falls Library
2015 THIRD ST.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
(330) 928-2117

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Cuyahoga Falls Hospitals

Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute
(Government - Local)
330 Broadway East
(330) 436-0910
Summa Western Reserve Hospital
(Proprietary)
1900 23rd Street
(330) 971-7000

Cuyahoga Falls Public Schools

Elizabeth Price Elementary School
2610 Delmore St
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3806
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Lincoln Elementary School
3131 Bailey Rd
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3803
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Roberts Middle School
3333 Charles St
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3809
Middle
Total Enrollment 466
Preston Elementary School
800 Tallmadge Rd
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3805
Primary
Total Enrollment 293
Gordon Dewitt Elementary School
425 Falls Ave
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3802
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Schnee Learning Center
2222 Issaquah St
ZIP: 44221
(330) 922-1966
High
Total Enrollment 138
Cuyahoga Falls High School
2300 4th St
ZIP: 44221
(330) 926-3808
High
Total Enrollment 1578
Bolich Middle School
2630 13th St
ZIP: 44223
(330) 926-3801
Middle
Total Enrollment 664
Woodridge Primary Elementary School
3313 Northampton Rd
ZIP: 44223
(330) 928-1223
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Richardson Elementary School
2226 23rd St
ZIP: 44223
(330) 926-3807
Primary
Total Enrollment 388

Cuyahoga Falls Private Schools

Redeemer Christian School
2141 5th St
ZIP: 44221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 207
Chapel Hill Christian School
1090 Howe Ave
ZIP: 44221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 284
Absorbent Minds Montessori School
130 Broad Blvd
ZIP: 44221
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Summit Christian School
2800 13th St
ZIP: 44223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
2859 Lillis Dr
ZIP: 44223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 378
Faith Islamic Academy
152 E Steels Corners Rd
ZIP: 44224
Elementary
Total Enrollment 63
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
4687 Wyoga Lake Rd
ZIP: 44224
Secondary
Total Enrollment 850
Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Rd
ZIP: 44224
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1015
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