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Overview

Introduction to Ravenna, Ohio

Ravenna, Ohio is 15 miles E of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 33 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Portage County. The city is part of the Akron metro area. 

Ravenna History

Benjamin Tappan, a member of the Ohio State Senate, founded the present day city of Ravenna. Tappan visited the area on June 11, 1799. It was named after Ravenna, Italy. The area was originally part of the Township of Franklin. The first school of Ravenna opened in 1803. Ravenna became the County seat in 1807 after the formation of the Portage County. The Congregational Church was the first church of Ravenna and was established in 1822. The Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad entered the city in 1851. Ravenna is also home of the Quaker Oats Company, which was established in 1877.

Ravenna and Nearby Attractions

  • West Branch State Park
  • Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
  • Kent State University Museum
  • Glamorgan Castle

Things To Do In Ravenna

There are many parks and playgrounds located in and around the city of Ravenna. The City Park offers facilities for basketball, baseball, tennis, softball and picnic shelters. The Havres Woods Park also offers several recreational facilities. Lake Hodgson is a popular tourist spot. Golf can be enjoyed at Chestnut Hill Golf Course and Windmill Lakes Golf Course.

Ravenna Transportation

Air transportation is available from Akron - Canton Regional Airport.

Ravenna Higher Education

Higher education is provided by Kent State University - Main Campus, Boheckers Business College - Ravenna, Mount Union College and University of Akron - Main Campus, all located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,582
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+5,475
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married37.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16%
Median Earnings25+$27,558
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,987

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,397
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$657
Median House Value$99,600

Ancestry

Irish18.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.1%
Italian11.4%
English10.6%
Polish3.3%
Hungarian2.9%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh1.6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Slovak1.4%
Swedish0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Czech0.8%
Greek0.7%
Croatian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Russian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Ravenna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Portage County
Standard Zip Codes44266
Phone Area Codes234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-81.24

Ravenna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHIRAM
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationAKRON
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance22.3 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
Brady Lake504$54,107
Kent29,761$53,432
Mantua1,153$73,021
Mogadore3,662$68,948
Stow34,746$84,948
Streetsboro16,224$69,524

Ravenna Public Libraries

Reed Memorial Library
167 E. MAIN ST
Ravenna, Ohio
(330) 296-2827

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Ravenna Hospitals

Robinson Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
6847 N Chestnut
(330) 297-2300

Ravenna Public Schools

Brown Middle School
228 S Scranton St
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-3849
Middle
Total Enrollment 580
Carlin Elementary School
531 Washington Ave
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-6622
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Maplewood Career Center
7075 State Route 88
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-2892
High
Ravenna Child Care Preschool
3590 State Route 59
ZIP: 44266
(330) 297-4139
Primary
Total Enrollment 41
Ravenna High School
6589 N Chestnut St
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-3844
High
Total Enrollment 719
Southeast High School
8423 Tallmadge Rd
ZIP: 44266
(330) 654-5841
High
Total Enrollment 543
Southeast Intermediate Elementary School
8301 Tallmadge Rd
ZIP: 44266
(330) 654-5841
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Southeast Primary Elementary School
8301 Tallmadge Rd
ZIP: 44266
(330) 654-1930
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
The Integrated Preschool Program
3590 State Route 59
ZIP: 44266
(330) 297-6708
Primary
Total Enrollment 86
West Main Elementary School
639 W Main St
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-6522
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
West Park Elementary School
1071 Jones St
ZIP: 44266
(330) 297-1744
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Willyard Elementary School
680 Summit Rd
ZIP: 44266
(330) 296-6481
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
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