dcsimg

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 Population22,495
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+11,889
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,022

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,160
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone39.4%
Median Gross Rent$864
Median House Value$144,300

Ancestry

Irish20.8%
Italian19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.1%
English9.9%
Polish7.1%
Slovene5.4%
Hungarian3.2%
Croatian3%
Slovak2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Lithuanian1.8%
Russian1.5%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Welsh1%
Czech1%
Swedish0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Greek0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Albanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Latvian0.2%
African0.2%
Serbian0.2%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
+ Show More

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
Eastlake18,342$62,877
Kirtland6,802$107,821
Lakeline243$83,472

Willoughby Hospitals

Windsor Laurelwood Center For Behavorial Medicine
35900 Euclid Avenue
(440) 953-3000
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

Willoughby Public Schools

Edison Elementary School
5288 Karen Isle Dr
(440) 942-2099
Primary
Total Enrollment 728
Grant Elementary School
38281 Hurricane Dr
(440) 942-5944
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
South High School
5000 Shankland Rd
(440) 975-3647
High
Total Enrollment 1425
Willoughby Middle School
36901 Ridge Rd
(440) 975-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Mckinley Elementary School
1200 Lost Nation Rd
(440) 942-1525
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Willoughby-eastlake Tech Cente
25 Public Sq
(440) 946-7085
High
Total Enrollment 102

Willoughby Private Schools

Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Ave
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 333
Willoughby Montessori Day School
5543 Som Center Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Sources :
Additional Details
Willoughby Colleges
Willoughby colleges and trade schools.
Study Online in Willoughby
Additional Resources
Info for Willoughby Government Officials


Are you an official in the Willoughby government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top