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Overview

Introduction to Wadsworth, Ohio

Wadsworth, Ohio, in Medina county, is 11 miles W of Akron, Ohio (center to center) and 32 miles S of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria area. 

Wadsworth History

Wadsworth was founded in the year 1814. The city was named after the Revolutionary War hero, General Elijah Wadsworth. Before the 1830s, most of the residents of this city were of English descent. Gradually, the "Pennsylvania Dutch" people began to arrive and there were reports of frequent skirmishes regarding land disputes with the English settlers. The city saw significant progress in the late 1820s with the establishment of canals and several mills. The Blue Tip Festival is a famous five day celebration hosted by this Ohio community.

Wadsworth and Nearby Attractions

  • Ella M Everhard Public Library
  • Wadsworth City Hall
  • Steiner Youth Center
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church
  • Blockers Run
  • North Woods Park

Things To Do In Wadsworth

While at Wadsworth, one can visit the Ella M Everhard Public Library and the Wadsworth City Hall. The Steiner Youth Center offers some amazing fitness programs and equipment coupled with indoor and outdoor pools and gaming rooms that are open to both residents and non-residents. The city has a number of churches and cemeteries where one can spend some quiet and peaceful time. The Blockers Run and the Holmes Brook are beautiful streams worth taking a look at. Wadsworth also boasts of a number of parks that offer recreational facilities to be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Wadsworth Transportation

Akron-Canton Regional Airport provides air transportation to residents of Wadsworth.

Wadsworth Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by the University of Akron Main Campus, the Stark State College of Technology and the Kent State University-Stark Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,578
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+10,804
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married54.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35.4%
Median Earnings25+$40,142
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,889
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,188

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,057
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$814
Median House Value$162,300

Ancestry

Irish14.8%
English12.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Italian8.1%
Polish5.5%
Hungarian5%
Scottish3.7%
Swiss2%
Czech1.9%
Dutch1.8%
French Except Basque1.3%
Slovak1.2%
Slovene1.1%
German1%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.7%
Serbian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Wadsworth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Medina County
Standard Zip Codes44281
P.O. Box Zip Codes44282
Phone Area Codes234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.02
Approximate Longitude-81.73

Wadsworth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance10.7 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
StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance26.6 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
Distance30.3 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
Barberton26,266$47,015
Doylestown3,089$64,031
Marshallville718$61,667
Norton12,044$75,740
Rittman6,528$52,635
Seville2,505$74,417

Wadsworth Public Libraries

Ella M. Everhard Public Library
132 BROAD ST.
Wadsworth, Ohio
(330) 334-5761

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Wadsworth Hospitals

Summa Wadsworth-rittman Hospital
(Non-profit)
195 Wadsworth Road
(330) 334-1504

Wadsworth Public Schools

Central Intermediate School
151 Main St
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1480
Middle
Total Enrollment 659
Franklin Elementary School
200 Takacs Dr
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1470
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Isham Memorial Elementary School
325 Sunset Blvd
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1440
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Lincoln Elementary School
268 N Lyman St
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1460
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Overlook Elementary School
650 Broad St
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1420
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Valley View Elementary School
625 Orchard St
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1430
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Wadsworth High School
625 Broad St
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1400
High
Total Enrollment 1608
Wadsworth Middle School
150 Silvercreek Rd
ZIP: 44281
(330) 335-1410
Middle
Total Enrollment 775

Wadsworth Private Schools

Northside Christian Academy
7615 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44281
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Sacred Heart School
110 Humbolt Ave
ZIP: 44281
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
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