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Overview

Introduction to Solon, Ohio

Solon, Ohio is 14 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 15 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Cuyahoga County. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area.

Solon History

Solon was first settled in 1820 by settlers from Connecticut. It was named after Lorenzo Solon Bull, son of Isaac Bull who was one of the first settlers in the area. Initially, the township also included the villages of Glenwillow and Bentleyville. The Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad entered Solon in 1857. Salon was incorporated in 1917 as a village and later in 1961 was reincorporated as a city.

Solon and Nearby Attractions

  • South Chagrin Reservation
  • Sea World Ohio
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
  • Shaker Museum
  • Edgewater Beach

Things To Do In Solon

Solon offers approximately 687 acres of parks and recreational area where one can spend their leisure hours. The Cleveland Metroparks also affords the opportunity for a fun trip with family and friends. Solon offers a number of golf courses where golf enthusiasts can enjoy their game. Also, the Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, Shaker Square and Cleveland Botanical Garden are close to the city.

Solon Transportation

Cuyahoga County Airport is located nearby.

Solon Higher Education

Opportunities for higher studies are provided by John Carroll University, Lakeland Community College, Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,085
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+11,340
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher62%
Median Earnings25+$60,740
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,689
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,378

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,495
% Above Poverty Level95.2%
% Below Poverty Level4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,200
Median House Value$273,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.2%
German14.4%
Italian10.6%
Irish9.2%
Polish6%
English5.4%
Russian5%
Hungarian4.1%
Slovak2.9%
Slovene2.2%
Czech1.6%
Scottish1.6%
Arab1.5%
French Except Basque1.4%
Swedish0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Greek0.9%
African0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Latvian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Solon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44139
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.38
Approximate Longitude-81.44

Solon 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
Distance16.4 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
StationCHARDON
Distance18.9 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
StationAKRON
Distance21.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bedford Heights10,640$51,591
Bentleyville905$202,857
Glenwillow1,129$104,792
Moreland Hills3,297$155,208
Orange3,288$118,083
South Russell3,839$119,357

Solon Public Schools

Arthur Road Elementary School
33425 Arthur Rd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-6210
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Dorothy E Lewis Elementary School
32345 Cannon Rd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-6225
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Grace L Roxbury Elementary School
6795 Solon Blvd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-6220
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Orchard Middle School
6800 Som Center Rd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-6215
Middle
Total Enrollment 736
Parkside Elementary School
6845 Som Center Rd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-2175
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Solon High School
33600 Inwood Dr
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-6230
High
Total Enrollment 1697
Solon Middle School
6835 Som Center Rd
ZIP: 44139
(440) 349-3848
Middle
Total Enrollment 778

Solon Private Schools

Le Chaperon Rouge
6010 Kruse Dr
ZIP: 44139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
St Rita School
33200 Baldwin Rd
ZIP: 44139
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
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