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Wickliffe, Ohio
City
Harry Coulby Mansion
Harry Coulby Mansion
Nickname(s): Wick, The 'Kliffe
Motto: "The Gateway to Lake County"
Location of Wickliffe, Ohio
Location of Wickliffe, Ohio
Location of Wickliffe in Lake County
Location of Wickliffe in Lake County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lake
Area
 • Total 4.66 sq mi (12.07 km2)
 • Land 4.64 sq mi (12.02 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 768 ft (234 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,750
 • Estimate (2012) 12,663
 • Density 2,747.8/sq mi (1,060.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44092
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-85036
GNIS feature ID 1061775
Website www.cityofwickliffe.com

Wickliffe is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 12,750 at the 2010 census.

A post office called Wickliffe has been in operation since 1843. The city was named after Charles A. Wickliffe, 11th United States Postmaster General.

Geography

Wickliffe is located at 41°36′34″N 81°28′22″W / 41.60944°N 81.47278°W / 41.60944; -81.47278 (41.609398, -81.472905).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.66 square miles (12.07 km2), of which 4.64 square miles (12.02 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

City Council

  • David J. Krych, President
  • Matthew C. Jaworski, at-large
  • Sherry Koski, at-large
  • James A. Bala, ward 1
  • Edward C. Matyja, ward 2
  • Ronald P. Ely, ward 3
  • Edward A. Levon, ward 4

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,508
1930 2,491 65.2%
1940 3,155 26.7%
1950 5,002 58.5%
1960 15,760 215.1%
1970 21,354 35.5%
1980 16,800 −21.3%
1990 14,558 −13.3%
2000 13,484 −7.4%
2010 12,750 −5.4%
Est. 2015 12,545 −1.6%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 12,750 people, 5,455 households, and 3,426 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,747.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,060.9/km2). There were 5,780 housing units at an average density of 1,245.7 per square mile (481.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.8% White, 4.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 5,455 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. Of all households 32.2% were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there are 12,750 people, 5,604 households, 3,754 families residing in the city. The population density is 2,898.2 people per square mile. There are 5,787 housing units at an average density of 1,243.8 per square mile (480.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.37% White, 2.85% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to Census 2000 20.2% were of Italian, 13.6% German, 13.4% Irish, 9.4% Polish, 9.0% Slovene and 6.4% English ancestry.

There are 5,604 households out of which 23.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female with no husband present, and 33.0% are non-families. Of all households 29.0% are made up of individuals and 13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the city the population is spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $43,500, and the median income for a family is $51,351. Males have a median income of $37,641 versus $27,847 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,194. 6.5% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Parks and recreation

Also in Wickliffe, there are multiple parks scattered throughout. The most well-known being Coulby Park which includes an award winning aquatic center, multiple baseball fields, a pond, and home to City Hall. There are also Jindra Park, Nehls Park, Featherston Park, Orlando Park, and Intihar Park. Three of the parks, Featherston, Intihar and Jindra Parks, were renamed after residents who perished in service to the United States of America.

Coulby Mansion and Park

The Coulby Mansion and Park were built between 1911 and 1913 by Harry Coulby, who was in shipping and Wickliffe's first mayor. It cost over $1 million at the time. This mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Coulby Mansion was Coulby's home until his death on January 18, 1929. It was also once a Catholic girls' school. The city bought the property in 1954 and it currently serves as Wickliffe's City Hall. The previous owners did not damage or remove many original fixtures. Coulby Mansion has sixteen rooms, seven fireplaces, a Tiffany skylight, hand-carved walnut moldings and paneling from Bohemia, and an extensive garden with fountains. The exterior of the building is white glazed terra cotta.

Coulby Mansion is located next to Coulby Park, Wickliffe's main city park, which has trails, a pool facility, extensive playground equipment, and a pond stocked with fish.


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