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Willowick, Ohio
Lake Erie shoreline looking west from Lakefront Lodge Metropark
Lake Erie shoreline looking west from Lakefront Lodge Metropark
"Great Living on a Great Lake"
Location of Willowick, Ohio
Location of Willowick, Ohio
Location of Willowick in Lake County
Location of Willowick in Lake County
Country  United States
State  Ohio
County Lake
 • Total 2.54 sq mi (6.57 km2)
 • Land 2.54 sq mi (6.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
620 ft (189 m)
 • Total 14,171
 • Estimate 
 • Density 5,559.72/sq mi (2,146.76/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44092, 44094, 44095
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-85638
GNIS feature ID 1049332

Willowick is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The population was 14,171 at the 2010 census. A suburb of Cleveland, Willowick is served by a branch of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library. The city's name is a portmanteau of two adjacent cities in Lake County: Willoughby and Wickliffe. As of 2019, the mayor of Willowick is Richard Regovich.


Willowick is located at 41°38′6″N 81°28′6″W / 41.63500°N 81.46833°W / 41.63500; -81.46833 (41.635080, -81.468290).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.54 square miles (6.58 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 667
1940 915 37.2%
1950 3,677 301.9%
1960 18,749 409.9%
1970 21,237 13.3%
1980 17,758 −16.4%
1990 15,269 −14.0%
2000 14,361 −5.9%
2010 14,171 −1.3%
2019 (est.) 14,105 −0.5%

94% spoke English, 1.9% Croatian, 1.0% Slovene, and 1.0% Spanish.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 14,171 people, 6,110 households, and 3,859 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,579.1 inhabitants per square mile (2,154.1/km2). There were 6,476 housing units at an average density of 2,549.6 per square mile (984.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.0% White, 2.5% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 6,110 households, of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 20.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.



Public education in the city is administered by Willoughby-Eastlake City School District. Public schools located with the city of Willowick are Royalview Elementary School and Willowick Middle School, both of which occupy the same campus.

Willowick has a public library, a branch of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library.

Notable people

Miss Ohio 2006 bowls a turkey in Willowick
  • Tom Bukovac, session musician
  • Bob Golic, WNIR radio host, NFL player, actor
  • Mike Golic, football player and radio host
  • Robert Manry, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in the Tinkerbelle
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