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Valley View, Ohio
The old Alexander's Mill
The old Alexander's Mill
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
Incorporated 1919
 • Type Mayor-council
 • Total 5.56 sq mi (14.41 km2)
 • Land 5.43 sq mi (14.07 km2)
 • Water 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
863 ft (263 m)
 • Total 2,034
 • Estimate 
 • Density 367.57/sq mi (141.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 216

Valley View is a village in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,034 at the 2010 census. It is a suburb of Cleveland with a town council form of government. It is part of a school district that also includes nearby Cuyahoga Heights and Brooklyn Heights. Its name refers to the Cuyahoga River valley, and the town includes part of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Ohio and Erie Canal. It is home to the Valley View Bridge that is on Interstate 480 and crosses the Cuyahoga River. The bridge is one of the major points that locals refer to as where the east side meets the west side of Cleveland.


Valley View was incorporated as a village in 1919 after they broke away from Independence, Ohio, after an argument of the location of the schools. Former Mayor Randall Westfall resigned from office on March 8, 2013. Council President Jerry Piasecki took over as Mayor. An election was held in November 2013 to determine who will serve as Mayor for the remainder of Westfall's term, which ends in 2015. Mr. Piasecki won the election.


Valley View is located at 41°23′7″N 81°37′4″W / 41.38528°N 81.61778°W / 41.38528; -81.61778 (41.385153, -81.617670).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.57 square miles (14.43 km2), of which 5.44 square miles (14.09 km2) is land and 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 403
1930 594 47.4%
1940 753 26.8%
1950 998 32.5%
1960 1,221 22.3%
1970 1,422 16.5%
1980 1,576 10.8%
1990 2,137 35.6%
2000 2,179 2.0%
2010 2,034 −6.7%
2019 (est.) 1,997 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,034 people, 758 households, and 583 families living in the village. The population density was 373.9 inhabitants per square mile (144.4/km2). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 145.2 per square mile (56.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 758 households, of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 47.3 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 37.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

Notable People

Vanessa Dobos - First female aerial gunner in United States Air Force history.

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