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North Ridgeville, Ohio
City
Former city hall on Center Ridge Road
Former city hall on Center Ridge Road
Location of North Ridgeville, Ohio
Location of North Ridgeville, Ohio
Location of North Ridgeville in Lorain County
Location of North Ridgeville in Lorain County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Area
 • Total 23.58 sq mi (61.07 km2)
 • Land 23.44 sq mi (60.71 km2)
 • Water 0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 29,465
 • Estimate (2013) 31,269
 • Density 1,257.0/sq mi (485.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44039
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-56966
GNIS feature ID 1065174
Website City of North Ridgeville
A Cleveland, Ohio West Side Suburb

North Ridgeville is a city located along the eastern border of Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The city's population was 29,465 at the 2010 census. A west side suburb of Cleveland, North Ridgeville was the fastest-growing city in the entire Greater Cleveland area.

Located 8 miles (13,000 m) from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and 18 miles (29,000 m) west of downtown Cleveland. North Ridgeville is the third-largest city in Lorain County, and the 45th most-populated city in Ohio.

History

The first settlement of what is now North Ridgeville was made in 1810. The village was named for a ridge near the original town site.

On the National Register of Historic Places

  • North Ridgeville Olde Towne Hall 36119 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville
  • Cahoon, Samuel C., House (added 1978) 38369 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville

Geography

North Ridgeville is located in North East Ohio at 41°23′22″N 82°0′17″W / 41.38944°N 82.00472°W / 41.38944; -82.00472 (41.389546, -82.004605).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 23.58 square miles (61.07 km2), of which 23.44 square miles (60.71 km2) is land and 0.14 square miles (0.36 km2) is water.

Located in eastern Lorain County, it borders the following municipalities and townships:

Metropolitan Area

North Ridgeville, is a part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area which in 2010 had a population of 2,077,240. North Ridgeville is also part of the larger Cleveland-Akron-Elyria Combined Statistical Area, which in 2010 had a population of 2,780,440.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 8,057
1970 13,152 63.2%
1980 21,237 61.5%
1990 21,564 1.5%
2000 22,338 3.6%
2010 29,465 31.9%
Est. 2015 32,483 10.2%
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2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,338 people, 8,356 households, and 6,434 families residing in the city. The population density was 369.1/km² (955.8/mi²). There were 8,587 housing units at an average density of 141.9/km² (367.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% White, 0.86% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 8,356 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $54,482, and the median income for a family was $61,621. Males had a median income of $42,634 versus $27,379 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,971. About 2.3% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 29,465 people, 11,500 households, and 8,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,257.0 inhabitants per square mile (485.3/km2). There were 12,109 housing units at an average density of 516.6 per square mile (199.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 1.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 11,500 households of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.2% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.7 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

Transportation

North Ridgeville is served by many highways, including I-80 (Ohio Turnpike), the Outerbelt South Freeway Interstate 480 (Ohio), U.S. Route 20, Ohio State Route 10, Ohio State Route 83, and Ohio State Route 113. And just minutes away from I-90, and Ohio State Route 2.

The airport for North Ridgeville is the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (located in Cleveland, Ohio), and the Lorain County Regional Airport is the nearest county airport.

The Elyria, and Cleveland Amtrak Stations provide train transportation to the residents of North Ridgeville.

Corn Festival

In the June 2002 issue of Cleveland Magazine, the North Ridgeville Corn Festival was voted the best festival in Northeast Ohio.

North Ridgeville is home to the North Ridgeville Corn Festival. The history started when the Bicentennial Committee for the City of North Ridgeville was formed in 1975 to celebrate the upcoming United States bicentennial in 1976. The first festival ran 6 hours and featured 13 booths around the North Ridgeville Middle School track. The proceeds were donated to the library to assist with the cost of relocating it from the old Lawson’s store area the Olde Town Hall building across the street. The next year, in 1976, in addition to celebrating the bicentennial, the festival was held in honor Harold Sweet, a sweet corn grower in North Ridgeville, for all that he did for the youth and citizens of the city. The proceeds from this festival were donated to purchase trees for the then new Bainbridge Extension along with 2 bicentennial flags for City Hall. The Bicentennial Committee was renamed the North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee in 1977.

Shopping

  • Avon Commons, Avon
  • Great Northern Mall, North Olmsted
  • Crocker Park, Westlake

Parks and recreation

  • Sandy Ridge Reservation
  • South Central Park
  • Frontier Park
  • Palmer Field
  • Shady Drive Complex
  • Soccer Complex
  • Victory Park Ohio

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