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Richfield, Ohio
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Summit County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222Coordinates: 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222
Country United States
State Ohio
County Summit
Incorporated 1967
 • Total 9.25 sq mi (23.97 km2)
 • Land 9.25 sq mi (23.96 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
 • Total 3,648
 • Estimate 
 • Density 393.90/sq mi (152.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-66530

Richfield is a village in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,648 at the 2010 census. The village and the adjacent Richfield Township are approximately equidistant between the downtown areas of Akron and Cleveland. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. Richfield is the sister city of Wolfach, Germany.


Richfield was founded in 1809 and incorporated in 1967. The village was named for the richness of their soil.

Four of John Brown's children are buried in Fairview Cemetery. The children, Austin, Charles, Peter and Sarah, all died in 1843 due to a smallpox epidemic when he was living in Richfield. In 1850 William Cullen Wilcox was born here. He was honoured by the South African Government in 2009.

In 1970, Mayor Kenneth Swan signed an ordinance declaring Richfield Village the first "world city" in the United States.


Richfield is located at 41°14′1″N 81°37′56″W / 41.23361°N 81.63222°W / 41.23361; -81.63222 (41.233722, -81.632228).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 9.32 square miles (24.14 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 3,228
1980 3,437 6.5%
1990 3,117 −9.3%
2000 3,286 5.4%
2010 3,648 11.0%
2019 (est.) 3,644 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 3,648 people, 1,384 households, and 1,049 families living in the village. The population density was 391.4 inhabitants per square mile (151.1/km2). There were 1,471 housing units at an average density of 157.8 per square mile (60.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.4% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6%.

Of the 1,384 households 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.2% were non-families. 20.7% of households were one person and 8.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 46.4 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.7% were from 45 to 64; and 17.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.


Richfield has a public library, a branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

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