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Linndale, Ohio
Village
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
Area
 • Total 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Land 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 758 ft (231 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 179
 • Estimate (2012) 178
 • Density 2,237.5/sq mi (863.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44135
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-43918
GNIS feature ID 1065002

Linndale is the smallest village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is landlocked, surrounded by the cities of Cleveland and Brooklyn. According to the 2010 census, the village achieved the second highest growth rate in Cuyahoga County: 53% as the population increased from 117 to 179, although the last house was built in 1968 and there are only 37 residential addresses.

Geography

Linndale is located at 41°26′39″N 81°46′3″W / 41.44417°N 81.7675°W / 41.44417; -81.7675 (41.444050, -81.767476).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 512
1920 490 −4.3%
1930 400 −18.4%
1940 445 11.3%
1950 399 −10.3%
1960 381 −4.5%
1970 169 −55.6%
1980 129 −23.7%
1990 159 23.3%
2000 117 −26.4%
2010 179 53.0%
Est. 2015 176 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 179 people, 66 households, and 38 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,237.5 inhabitants per square mile (863.9/km2). There were 75 housing units at an average density of 937.5 per square mile (362.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 65.9% White, 27.9% African American, 1.7% Pacific Islander, and 4.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.3% of the population.

There were 66 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 19.7% were married couples living together, 28.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.24.

The median age in the village was 35.1 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 35.2% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 7.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.6% male and 51.4% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 117 people, 57 households, and 29 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,332.8 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 71 housing units at an average density of 808.8 per square mile (304.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 68.38% White, 18.80% African American, 0.85% Native American, 4.27% from other races, and 7.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.69% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 49.1% were non-families. 43.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 42.7% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,500, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $25,893 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,912. There were 21.7% of families and 15.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 19.2% of under eighteens and 10.0% of those over 64.

Speed trap history

Linndale, often called a speed trap, had for many years the busiest, on a per-capita basis, Mayor's Court in the State of Ohio. The village in the past has successfully defended its legal right to enforce the 60 mph speed limit on the 422 yards (386 m) of Interstate 71 within its jurisdiction under the "Home Rule" provisions of the state constitution. The combination of traffic enforcement and Mayor's Court has provided 80% of Linndale's one million dollar annual budget, and underwritten its four full-time and ten part-time police officers.

On December 20, 2012, Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law effective March 22, 2013, which dissolved Linndale's Mayor's Court. A sergeant in the Linndale police department stated that traffic cases would subsequently be handled by nearby Parma.

In response to decreasing revenue, Linndale has installed speed cameras on its most heavily traveled non-interstate, Memphis Avenue, and is processing some traffic violations locally instead of relying on Parma Municipal Court.; however another attempt to increase revenue with a proposed increase in the village income tax from 2% to 2.5% failed in an 8-12 referendum vote.


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