Introduction to Painesville, Ohio

Painesville, Ohio, in Lake county, is 6 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 28 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Painesville History

In 1805 the place was platted under the name of "Champion" after General Henry Champion. However, the name was changed to "Painesville" in honor of General Edward Paine. He was among the first settlers in this region having arrived here around 1800. Painesville was officially incorporated in the year 1832.

Painesville and Nearby Attractions

  • Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Hall
  • South Hall
  • Lake County Jail
  • Mount Olive Baptist Church
  • Victoria Place Park
  • Aquarium Fantasy

Things To Do In Painesville

One can learn about the rich historical and cultural heritage of the city by paying a visit to the various memorial halls and public libraries. Among the places worth visiting are the Painesville Industrial Park, South Hall, Ritter Hall, Avery Hall, Painesville City Hall, Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Hall, Bentley Building, Lake County Jail and Murray Library. Painesville offers a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries that are worth visiting. The banks of the Red Creek are also popular tourist haunts. The Victoria Place Park and the Aquarium Fantasy are fun locations to take children to. Also, the New Market Mall Shopping Center offers entertainment opportunities for both adults and children.

Painesville Transportation

Cuyahoga County Airport provides air transportation to residents of the city.

Painesville Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are available at Lake Erie College. Other institutes nearby are Lakeland Community College, Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University.


Total Population 19,694
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,663
Age of the Population 33


% of people married 39.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.8%
Median Earnings25+ $28,131
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,081
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,277


Median Family Income $48,848
% Above Poverty Level 77%
% Below Poverty Level 23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $104,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.4%
Irish 13.2%

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

Painesville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Lake
Standard Zip Codes 44077
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.724
Longitude -81.245

Painesville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 81 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 38.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairport Harbor 3,100 $60,078
Grand River 387 $68,750
Kirtland Hills 686 $145,357
Mentor 46,952 $85,284

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

Painesville Public Libraries

Morley Library
Painesville, Ohio
(440) 352-3383
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Painesville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(440) 354-2400
Emergency Service: Yes

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Painesville High Schools

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Serves 1,767 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.9

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Serves 639 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

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Painesville Colleges

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