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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.

People

Total Population 32,469
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 20.9%
Employed Population 16+ 16,215
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 53.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,389
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,029
Median House Value $226,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 11%
Irish 21.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westlake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles W of Lakewood, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44145
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.455
Longitude -81.918

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)

Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station OBERLIN
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station CHARDON
Distance 39.1 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 22,046 $106,905
Bay Village 15,469 $102,654
Fairview Park 16,552 $73,277

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westlake Public Libraries

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

ST JOHN WEST SHORE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
29000 CENTER RIDGE ROAD
(440) 835-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Westlake High Schools

WESTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL
27830 HILLIARD BLVD
440-250-1002
Serves 1,212 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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