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Overview

Introduction to Willowick, Ohio

Willowick, Ohio, in Lake county, is 4 miles NE of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 14 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is considered part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area.

Willowick History

General Moses Cleaveland first surveyed this area in the year 1796. Native American tribes, including the Erie, Chippewa, Delaware, Wyandotte, Ottawa, Seneca and Shawnee people, were the original inhabitants of this region. The area now known as Willowick was used as hunting and fishing grounds by these Indians. The city's name is a combination of two neighboring cities, Willoughby and Wickliffe. Under tragic circumstances, the G.P. Griffith’s steamship, with approximately 320 people aboard, was burned on the 17th of June, 1850.

Willowick and Nearby Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Bethel Lutheran Church
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Manry Park

Things To Do In Willowick

Willowick offers one the opportunity to visit many historic sites and museums nearby. Among these are the Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and home of the 20th President of the United States which is now the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. The city has old-world churches such as the Bethel Lutheran Church, the Erieside Church, the First Baptist Church of Willowick and the Shoregate Church. One can also plan a day trip to any of the parks in the city or visit the nearby Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Holden Arboretum. The Shoregate Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment facilities.

Willowick Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cuyahoga County Airport.

Willowick Higher Education

Higher educational institutes nearby are Lakeland Community College, John Carroll University and Case Western Reserve University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,131
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+7,150
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married48%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,398

Wealth

Median Family Income$68,938
% Above Poverty Level93.5%
% Below Poverty Level6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$781
Median House Value$117,400

Ancestry

German24.6%
Italian22.1%
Irish18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
Polish11.9%
Slovene8.4%
English6%
Hungarian4.3%
Croatian3.7%
Slovak3.3%
Scottish1.5%
French Except Basque1.1%
Arab1%
Russian1%
Czech1%
Lebanese0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Serbian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Latvian0.1%
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Willowick Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lake County
Standard Zip Codes44095
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.65
Approximate Longitude-81.43

Willowick 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
Distance11.9 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
Distance15.2 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
StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance34.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Eastlake18,342$62,877
Euclid47,863$49,668
Lakeline243$83,472

Willowick Public Libraries

Willoughby-eastlake Public Library
263 E. 305 STREET
Willowick, Ohio
(440) 943-2203

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Willowick Public Schools

Royalview Elementary School
31500 Royalview Dr
(440) 944-3130
Primary
Total Enrollment 867
Willowick Middle School
31500 Royalview Dr
(440) 943-2950
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
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