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Glenwillow, Ohio
Village Hall
Village Hall
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Total 2.78 sq mi (7.20 km2)
 • Land 2.72 sq mi (7.04 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total 923
 • Estimate 
 • Density 337.87/sq mi (130.45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-30632
GNIS feature ID 1064733

Glenwillow is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 923 at the 2010 census.


The Village of Glenwillow was carved out of Solon Township and established in 1893 as a company town by Austin Powder Company. As the population in surrounding areas, particularly the city of Solon, increased, Austin Powder was unable to test its explosive products. It moved its manufacturing operations to Athens, Ohio, and closed its Glenwillow plant in 1972. In the 1980s, the village installed infrastructural and utility improvements and added a 250-acre (1.0 km2) industrial park. Served by the Solon City Schools, a system consistently rated as one of the 100 best schools in the U.S. by publications such as Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report, the village has since experienced residential development. In the early 2000s, the village received significant investment through mixed-use development, including renovation of the former Austin Powder housing stock and general store into boutiques, a restaurant, a tavern and a coffee shop, in conjunction with a new town center, village park and new housing in a town plan layout.


Glenwillow is located at 41°21′39″N 81°28′20″W / 41.36083°N 81.47222°W / 41.36083; -81.47222 (41.360821, -81.472234).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.78 square miles (7.20 km2), of which 2.72 square miles (7.04 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 200
1930 215 7.5%
1940 218 1.4%
1950 257 17.9%
1960 359 39.7%
1970 508 41.5%
1980 492 −3.1%
1990 455 −7.5%
2000 449 −1.3%
2010 923 105.6%
2019 (est.) 919 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 923 people, 316 households, and 197 families living in the village. The population density was 339.3 inhabitants per square mile (131.0/km2). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 140.8 per square mile (54.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 57.4% White, 28.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 10.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 316 households, of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.38.

The median age in the village was 41.2 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

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