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Overview

Introduction to Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Olmsted Falls, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 9 miles SW of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center) and 14 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio

Olmsted Falls History

The area was settled in 1814 and was named Kingston. Plum Creek and Lenox are other names which the community was also called. In 1829, the area was named in honor of Aaron Olmstead, who bought the land that constituted the township. The area came to be known as Olmsted Township, and in time, a town emerged at the center of the township called Norris Falls. It was renamed Olmsted Falls in 1845, and became a city in 1972.

Olmsted Falls and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • Black River Reservation
  • Brookside Park
  • Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park

Things To Do In Olmsted Falls

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Botanical Garden are among popular attractions near Olmsted Falls. There are numerous museums nearby, including Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Health Museum of Cleveland, Shaker Museum and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Bradley Woods Reservation near Olmsted Falls is an old sandstone quarry site which also has a wildlife area and picnic area. Local parks include Fortier Park, East River Park and Village Green Park all of which have picnic areas, grills, walking trails, playgrounds and fountains.

Olmsted Falls Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Olmsted Falls Higher Education

Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College, Cleveland State University and Berlin College are colleges located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,889
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+4,256
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married55.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34%
Median Earnings25+$42,694
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,699
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$812
Median House Value$145,700

Ancestry

German32.4%
Italian18.9%
Irish17.9%
English12.1%
Polish10.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7%
Hungarian5.1%
Slovak4.8%
Arab2.7%
Czech2.5%
Slovene1.9%
Dutch1.9%
Greek1.9%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Serbian1.6%
Albanian1.4%
Ukrainian1%
Swiss0.8%
Welsh0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Palestinian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Olmsted Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44138
Phone Area Codes216,440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.36
Approximate Longitude-81.9

Olmsted 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)

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationOBERLIN
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance40.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berea18,949$79,306
Brook Park18,875$60,571
Fairview Park16,473$73,688
Middleburg Heights15,724$80,728
North Olmsted32,108$74,159
Strongsville44,622$102,639

Olmsted Falls Public Schools

Falls-lenox Primary Elementary School
26450 Bagley Rd
ZIP: 44138
(440) 427-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Olmsted Falls High School
26939 Bagley Rd
ZIP: 44138
(440) 427-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1174
Olmsted Falls Intermediate Building
27043 Bagley Rd
ZIP: 44138
(440) 427-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 571
Olmsted Falls Middle School
27045 Bagley Rd
ZIP: 44138
(440) 427-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 929

Olmsted Falls Private Schools

Ombudsman Educational Services-mill River
8131 Columbia Rd
ZIP: 44138
Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
St Mary Of The Falls School
8262 Columbia Rd
ZIP: 44138
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
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