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Gates Mills, Ohio
Gates Mills Methodist Episcopal Church
Gates Mills Methodist Episcopal Church
Official seal of Gates Mills, Ohio
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
Founded 1826
Incorporated 1920
 • Total 9.11 sq mi (23.60 km2)
 • Land 8.98 sq mi (23.26 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
719 ft (219 m)
 • Total 2,270
 • Estimate 
 • Density 246.83/sq mi (95.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-29498
GNIS feature ID 1064705

Gates Mills is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,270 at the 2010 census. Gates Mills is a suburb of Cleveland and was originally part of Mayfield Township.

The village was named for Halsey Gates, the proprietor of a local mill.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 9.10 square miles (23.57 km2), of which 8.97 square miles (23.23 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 99
1930 581
1940 906 55.9%
1950 1,056 16.6%
1960 1,588 50.4%
1970 2,378 49.7%
1980 2,236 −6.0%
1990 2,508 12.2%
2000 2,493 −0.6%
2010 2,270 −8.9%
2019 (est.) 2,217 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,270 people, 919 households, and 698 families living in the village. The population density was 253.1 inhabitants per square mile (97.7/km2). There were 992 housing units at an average density of 110.6 per square mile (42.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 4.0% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 919 households, of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the village was 52.5 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.4% were from 25 to 44; 39% were from 45 to 64; and 23.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.7% male and 49.3% female.


Gates Mills is a part of the Mayfield City School District, the first three being Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village. Gates Mills is home to one of Mayfield's smallest elementary school, Gates Mills Elementary.

One private school, Gilmour Academy, is located in Gates Mills. Gilmour is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school with a lower, middle, and high school on one campus. The upper school campus for Hawken School has a Gates Mills mailing address, but is actually located in neighboring Chester Township.

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