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Overview

Introduction to Willoughby, Ohio

Willoughby, Ohio, in Lake county, is 3 miles SW of Mentor, Ohio and 17 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It's part of the surrounding Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metro area.

Willoughby History

The first permanent settler in this area was a man named David Abbot. He and his family developed good relations with the local tribe of Erie Indians. These Indians lived along the bank of a river that they called Sha-ga-rin which meant "clear water." This river went on to be renamed as Chagrin River. The area was named Willoughby after Dr. Westel Willoughby, a public health official whom the founders of the local medical college wanted to attract to the area.

Willoughby and Nearby Attractions

  • Lost Nation Municipal Golf Course
  • Sunset Park
  • Chagrin River Park
  • Sequoia Golf Course
  • Holden Arboretum

Things To Do In Willoughby

The city offers a host of recreational facilities which include a number of parks and camping areas. The city is home to a ski club and a local municipal golf club, which has, in addition to an 18-hole golf course, a full service pro-shop as well as a snack bar.

Willoughby Transportation

The Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport offers full services.

Willoughby Higher Education

Lakeland Community College is nearby, while John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University are just short distances away.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,646
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens20.3%
Employed Population 16+11,956
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$39,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,687
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone39.5%
Median Gross Rent$883
Median House Value$144,600

Ancestry

Irish20%
Italian18.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English8.9%
Polish6.2%
Slovene5.4%
Hungarian3.6%
Croatian3.1%
Slovak2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Russian1.3%
Lithuanian1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1%
Czech0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Greek0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
African0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Willoughby Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes44094, 44095
P.O. Box Zip Codes44096, 44097
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.64
Approximate Longitude-81.4

Willoughby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPAINESVILLE 4 NW
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 35 F
Apr Temp39 to 56 F
Jul Temp64 to 81 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance12.2 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
StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance28.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eastlake18,284$62,737
Kirtland6,819$109,263
Lakeline268$82,500
Timberlake718$76,964
Waite Hill415$138,750
Willowick14,141$71,824

Willoughby Hospitals

Windsor Laurelwood Center For Behavorial Medicine
35900 Euclid Avenue
(440) 953-3000

Willoughby Public Schools

Edison Elementary School
5288 Karen Isle Dr
ZIP: 44094
(440) 942-2099
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Grant Elementary School
38281 Hurricane Dr
ZIP: 44094
(440) 942-5944
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
School Of Innovation
32500 Chardon Rd
ZIP: 44094
(440) 946-5000
South High School
5000 Shankland Rd
ZIP: 44094
(440) 975-3647
High
Total Enrollment 1312
Willoughby Middle School
36901 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44094
(440) 975-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 780
Willoughby-eastlake Tech Cente
25 Public Sq
ZIP: 44094
(440) 946-7085
High
Total Enrollment 105

Willoughby Private Schools

Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Ave
ZIP: 44094
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 333
Willoughby Montessori Day School
5543 Som Center Rd
ZIP: 44094
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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