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Overview

Introduction to Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Sheffield Lake, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 4 miles NE of Lorain, Ohio (center to center) and 21 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio

Sheffield Lake History

The area that is now known as Sheffield Lake was once occupied by Native American Indians. In 1815, Captain John Day of Sheffield, Massachusetts and Captain Jabez Burrell bought a tract of land in the Connecticut Western Reserve. Later that year several settlers arrived at the mouth of the French Creek and a community called Sheffield was formed. The village of Sheffield Lake was incorporated in 1920.

Sheffield Lake and Nearby Attractions

  • Hickories Museum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • 103rd OVI Memorial Foundation
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Westshore Park
  • Bradley Woods Reservation

Things To Do In Sheffield Lake

Oberlin Heritage Center, Hickories Museum and NASA Glenn Research Center are frequently visited. Inland Seas Maritime Museum has exhibits which portray lighthouses, shipwrecks and shipping of the Great Lakes. Places of historical interest include Johnson Island Civil War Prison and Fort Site and Perry's Victory & International Peace Memorial. Popular attractions near Sheffield Lake are African Safari Wildlife Park and Cedar Point. Recreational opportunities are available at Bradley Woods Reservation, Carlisle Reservation and French Creek Reservation.

Sheffield Lake Transportation

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Sheffield Lake Higher Education

Lorain County Community College, Oberlin College and Baldwin-Wallace College are nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,055
Male Share of the Population50.9%
Female Share of the Population49.1%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+4,690
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,942
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,715
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,081
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$109,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.3%
Italian14.9%
Irish14.1%
Polish9.7%
English5.5%
Hungarian3.2%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Slovak2%
Welsh2%
Dutch1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
Canadian1%
Slovene0.7%
Swedish0.6%
African0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Romanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Croatian0.2%
German0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Sheffield Lake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lorain County
Standard Zip Codes44054
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.48
Approximate Longitude-82.09

Sheffield Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance14.4 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
Distance16.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon22,289$110,191
Avon Lake23,221$102,456
Elyria53,928$49,652
Lorain63,714$44,022
North Ridgeville31,832$80,348
Sheffield4,045$86,667

Sheffield Lake Public Schools

Forestlawn Elementary School
3975 Forestlawn Ave
ZIP: 44054
(440) 949-4238
Middle
Total Enrollment 120
Tennyson Elementary
555 Kenilworth Ave
ZIP: 44054
(440) 949-4236
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
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