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Overview

Introduction to Munroe Falls, Ohio

Munroe Falls, Ohio, in Summit county, is 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio

Munroe Falls History

Development in Munroe Falls began with the establishment of numerous industrial plants along the Cuyahoga River. A log dam, constructed in 1817, provided power to a saw and a grist mill which at the time comprised what was known as the Village of Florence. Brothers Edmund and William Munroe purchased land in 1836 and established the Munroe Falls Manufacturing Company. They named the community "Munroe Falls" and it was incorporated in 1838. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, constructed in 1841, resulted in significant growth and development. Pittsburgh and Western Railroad entered the city in the 1860s, and the Cleveland Paper Company opened for business in Munroe Falls in 1866. The city is currently a residential community in the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Munroe Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Mabel Hartzell Home
  • Akron Art Museum
  • Haines House Underground Railroad Center
  • Brecksville Reservation
  • Akron Zoo
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Things To Do In Munroe Falls

The city is home to several parks like the Brust Park, Guise Park and Munroe Falls Metro Park which feature miles of hiking and biking trails, and also offer facilities for various other recreational activities. Within 20 miles of Munroe Falls there are numerous historical sites and museums including the Glamorgan Castle, the Mabel Hartzell Home, the Haines House Underground Railroad Center, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Akron Art Museum. South Chagrin Reservation, Rocky River Reservation, Bedford Reservation and Brecksville Reservation, which are also nearby, have nature trails, arboretums and picnic areas. Akron Zoo and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure are among the other popular destinations nearby.

Munroe Falls Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Munroe Falls Higher Education

Colleges near Munroe Falls are Kent State University, University of Akron, Hiram College and Mount Union College.

People

Total Population5,025
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+2,770
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married63%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher39.3%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,222
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$617
Median House Value$159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
US/American0%
English11.4%
Irish16.6%

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

Munroe Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Akron, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City27 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
CountySummit
Standard Zip Codes44262
Phone Area Codes330
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.144
Longitude-81.44

Munroe 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
Distance5.8 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
Distance26.5 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
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance32.7 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
Akron198,329$44,034
Cuyahoga Falls49,287$61,766
Kent29,563$53,351

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

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