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Overview

Introduction to Westlake, Ohio

Westlake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio and 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. It's part of the surrounding Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area.

Westlake History

The first modern settlers arrived in this area in 1815. At that time it was a part of Dover Township. In 1910 the northern area of the township broke away to form Bay Village. In 1912 the southern part of Dover Township separated to join North Olmsted. The remaining area was established as Dover Village in 1913. In 1940, it was renamed as the Village of Westlake and the village was incorporated as a city in 1957.

Westlake and Nearby Attractions

  • Bradley Woods Reservation
  • Goodtimes Amusement Park
  • Lakewood Country Club
  • Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Meadowhood Golf Course

Things To Do In Westlake

The parklands and nature preserves are highly suited for a wide range of outdoor activities. The Westlake Recreation Department maintains a well equipped recreation center which has facilities for several sports and fitness activities. It also organizes a variety of leisure programs for adults and children.

Westlake Transportation

The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport is nearby.

Westlake Higher Education

Facilities for pursuing higher studies are available at Lorain County Community College, Baldwin-Wallace College and Cleveland State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,408
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens22.2%
Employed Population 16+15,970
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.5%
Median Earnings25+$53,700
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,230

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,875
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$1,066
Median House Value$236,400

Ancestry

Irish19.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
Italian10.8%
English10.4%
Polish7%
Hungarian4.2%
Slovak4.1%
Arab4%
French Except Basque2.5%
Czech2.3%
Scottish2.1%
Greek1.6%
Welsh1.5%
Russian1.3%
Slovene1.1%
Swedish1%
Lebanese1%
Romanian0.9%
Palestinian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Croatian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Syrian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Latvian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
African0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
South African0.1%
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Westlake Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44145
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.45
Approximate Longitude-81.92

Westlake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance5.2 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
Distance20.3 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
StationCHARDON
Distance39.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon22,289$110,191
Bay Village15,414$109,673
Fairview Park16,473$73,688
North Olmsted32,108$74,159
Olmsted Falls8,889$79,699
Rocky River20,211$100,334

Westlake Public Libraries

Porter Public Library
27333 CENTER RIDGE RD.
Westlake, Ohio
(440) 871-2600

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Westlake Hospitals

St John Medical Center
(Non-profit)
29000 Center Ridge Road
(440) 835-8000

Westlake Public Schools

Albert Einstein Academy For Letters, Arts And Sciences-ohio
3550 Crocker Rd
ZIP: 44145
(877) 644-6338
Other
Total Enrollment 207
Bassett Elementary School
2155 Bassett Rd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6330
Primary
Total Enrollment 411
Dover Elementary School
2300 Dover Center Rd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6322
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Dover Intermediate School
2240 Dover Center Rd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6325
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
Hilliard Elementary School
24365 Hilliard Blvd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6343
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Holly Lane Elementary School
3057 Holly Ln
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6332
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Lee Burneson Middle School
2240 Dover Center Rd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 835-6340
Middle
Total Enrollment 610
Westlake High School
27830 Hilliard Blvd
ZIP: 44145
(440) 250-1002
High
Total Enrollment 1258

Westlake Private Schools

Le Chaperon Rouge Elementary
27390 Center Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Paul Lutheran School
27981 Detroit Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 276
The Goddard School
30502 Center Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Westlake Montessori School & Childcare Center
26830 Detroit Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Westshore Montessori School
26536 Detroit Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Westside Christian Academy
23096 Center Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44145
Elementary
Total Enrollment 79
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