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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Village
Chagrin Falls as seen from the Triangle Park area
Chagrin Falls as seen from the Triangle Park area
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Area
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Land 2.08 sq mi (5.39 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,113
 • Estimate (2012) 4,079
 • Density 1,977.4/sq mi (763.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44022
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-13358
GNIS feature ID 1083437
Website http://www.chagrin-falls.org/
Chagrin Falls waterfall
Waterfall on the Chagrin River near the center of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Chagrin Falls is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States and is a suburb of Cleveland in Northeast Ohio's Cleveland-Akron-Canton metropolitan area, the 15th-largest Combined Statistical Area nationwide. The village was established and has grown around a natural waterfall on the Chagrin River. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 4,113. The village was incorporated in 1844 from parts of three townships in two counties. Neighboring Chagrin Falls Township was established in 1845.

History

Chagrin Falls was laid out in 1837. The community takes its name from a waterfall on the Chagrin River in the middle of town.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.14 square miles (5.54 km2), of which 2.08 square miles (5.39 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is covered by water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,016
1880 1,211 19.2%
1890 1,243 2.6%
1900 1,586 27.6%
1910 1,931 21.8%
1920 2,237 15.8%
1930 2,739 22.4%
1940 2,505 −8.5%
1950 3,085 23.2%
1960 3,458 12.1%
1970 4,848 40.2%
1980 4,335 −10.6%
1990 4,146 −4.4%
2000 4,024 −2.9%
2010 4,113 2.2%
Est. 2015 4,021 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, 4,113 people, 1,872 households, and 1,049 families resided in the village. The population density was 1,977.4 inhabitants per square mile (763.5/km2). The 2,042 housing units averaged 981.7 per square mile (379.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.0% White, 0.4% African American 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.9% of the population.

Of the 1,872 households, 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were not families. About 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the village was 46.1 years; 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between 18 and 24; 20.3% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 22.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.2% male and 53.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, 4,024 people, 1,862 households, and 1,100 families resided in the village. The population density was 1,943.2 people per square mile (750.6/km²). The 2,041 housing units averaged 985.6 per square mile (380.7/km²).

In the village, the population was distributed as 22.2% under age 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $62,917, and for a family was $90,094. Males had a median income of $69,609 versus $36,319 for females. The per capita income for the village was $42,885. About 2.4% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Culture

  • The Chagrin Valley Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theaters in the country.
  • The Chagrin Valley Recreation Center hosts one of Northeast Ohio's longest-running annual swim meets each summer. The Chagrin Valley Invitation Relays have been held each summer since 1968.
  • The town is referenced in the song Chagrin Falls by the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip on their 1998 studio album Phantom Power.

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