Introduction to Orrville, Ohio

Orrville, Ohio, in Wayne county, is 20 miles W of Canton, Ohio (center to center) and 45 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio

Orrville History

James Taggart Jr., a veteran of the Revolutionary War, arrived in 1814. Samuel and Robert Taggart, who were his sons, also moved to this area. The first house in the Baughman Township section was built by Samuel Taggart in 1828. The growth of the railroad in Orville is closely associated with the city's growth as well as prosperity. Incorporation happened in 1864 and the city's first mayor was William Gailey.

Orrville and Nearby Attractions

  • Orrville Historical Museum
  • Gailey Park
  • Toy & Hobby Museum
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Portage Lakes State Park
  • Akron Zoo

Things To Do In Orrville

Zoar Village, McKinley Museum, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Massillon Museum are some of the well known local museums. The Glamorgan Castle, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the Mabel Hartzell Home and Fort Laurens are historic sites near Orrville. For fun and adventure people may visit Goodtimes Amusement Park and Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. Malabar farm is another place to visit that has fishing ponds, barnyard animals, hiking trails and wagon rides. Cedar Point is an amusement park with rides and games for all ages.

Orrville Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Orrville Higher Education

University of Akron-Wayne College is located in Orville. Other nearby colleges include Kent State University-Stark Campus, University of Akron Main Campus and Ashland University.


Total Population8,329
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+3,967
Age of the Population41


% of people married54.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,981
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,964


Median Family Income$53,520
% Above Poverty Level85.6%
% Below Poverty Level14.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$717
Median House Value$117,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%

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

Orrville Almanac

Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Canton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City45 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio
Standard Zip Codes44667
Phone Area Codes330
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Orrville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38 inches
Distance16.8 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
Distance21 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Orrville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Burton City (44667)

Riceland (44667)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Apple Creek1,092$53,750

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

Orrville Public Libraries

Orrville Public Library
230 N. MAIN ST.
Orrville, Ohio
(330) 683-1065
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Orrville High Schools

Serves 617 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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