ABOUT North Ridgeville
Back in May of 1810, settlers coming from Connecticut came to what was then known as Ridgeville Township, named after a nearby ridge. The official name stayed the same until 1958, but the local post office built in 1829 was titled North Ridgeville.
In 1850, the Old Towne Hall was constructed. 32 years later, the township voted to build a bigger town hall, which led to the newer Towne Hall’s construction.
Towards the later end of 1958, Ridgeville Township became a village. During this time, the first temporary village council and mayor took office in Ridgeville Village Hall.
When the population reached over 5,000 in 1960, the village became the City of North Ridgeville. After this, the first city government was put into place.
Today, the population of around 30,000 residents dwarfs the city’s size in 1960, and North Ridgeville is now one of the fastest growing cities in the Cleveland area.
Out of over 33,000 residents, 50.5% are male, while 49.5% are female. The median resident age sits at 41.8 years, and the estimated median household income is over $70K.
North Ridgeville’s population is slightly more diverse than comparable Ohio cities. 89.2% are white, while 4.1% are Hispanic. 2.9% are biracial or multiracial, and 1.8% are Asian. 1.5% are black, while 0.2% come from other ethnic backgrounds.
23.6% of the population has a bachelor’s degree or above, and only 11.5% of the population has a graduate or professional degree. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is just 2.7%.
TOP North Ridgeville HIGHLIGHTS
North Ridgeville’s annual average temperature tracks around 50°F. Compared to Ohio’s annual average temperature, this city’s temperature range is considered normal.
North Ridgeville residents can expect temperatures under 30°F during winter months. Spring months bring average temperatures around 50°F, and summer typically brings average temperatures around 75°F.
This area of Ohio receives over 37 inches of rain annually, so North Ridgeville’s precipitation levels are about average for the state. An average of 80 days per year are rainy in this city, which is slightly over the national average.
Also, North Ridgeville averages over 35 inches of snow per year, which is a sizable sum compared to U.S. and Ohio averages.
When compared with the national average, North Ridgeville has a notably higher likelihood of experiencing tornadoes than the majority of other areas in the country. For additional reference, this city’s tornado risk is only slightly lower than Ohio’s average.
Out of almost 4,400 weather events that were recorded in North Ridgeville between 1950 to 2010, about 2,275 events were serious thunderstorms and high winds. Hailstorms accounted for over 1,200 other damaging weather events.
Like other Ohio cities in the area, North Ridgeville is also at risk for flash floods and flooding from heavy rains. This city also experiences critical winter weather such as heavy snows and blizzards.
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The mean travel time for those 25 years and over in North Ridgeville is about 27 minutes, so commutes are fairly short.
It’s roughly a 35 minute drive to reach Cleveland by way of Interstate 480 or Interstate 90. As for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the drive from Northridgeville is about 18 minutes. It takes about 20 minutes to reach Lake Erie’s shore.
As for the city’s popular roadways, Interstate 480 and Interstate 80 cut through the city to the southeast, and Interstate 90 runs just west of town. Avon Belden Road runs laterally through the city, and Center Ridge Road runs southeast through North Ridgeville.
North Ridgeville has especially low crime rates, seeing as this city’s statistics place it as being safer than 93% of all other cities and towns nationally.
The crime rate per 1,000 residents is 0.27, and the property crime rate per 1,000 is 2.86. The odds of experiencing a violent crime in this city are 1 in 3,765. Also, the odds of being a victim of a property crime are 1 in 349. The city’s crimes per square mile rate is 4, which is 7x lower than the statewide average.
Northeastern neighborhoods tend to have higher crime rates than residential areas west of Avon Belden Road.
There are 7 members of North Ridgeville’s city council. 3 council members are elected at-large, and 4 city elected officials are ward representatives. The council president is elected out of the 3 at-large members.
Council members serve for 2 year terms, and council meetings are open to the public.
North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce gives members access to multiple partnerships, opportunities for sponsorships, advertising capabilities, networking events, and more.
Organized in 1976, this chamber focuses on helping local businesses grow through education, outreach, and continued support so that North Ridgeville’s community and economy can continue to prosper.
The mayor of North Ridgeville is elected on an at-large basis to serve the city for a 4 year term in office.
The mayor has a hand in shaping the future of North Ridgeville’s community by acting in the interests of residents and representing the people in city affairs. The mayor can attend city council meetings and oversees municipal responsibilities.
North Ridgeville Population 2020
North Ridgeville’s population is nearly 33,000. This Ohio city experienced a sizable population growth between 2010 and 2018, seeing as the city’s population was about 28,300 in 2010. Within this timeframe, the population grew over 14%, with the annual growth rate averaging at 2.02%.
About 51% of the population is female, which equals about 16,800 residents. Around 49% of North Ridgeville’s population is male, which equals about 16,160 residents.
The city’s median resident age is 40. Around 25% of residents are 18 or under, and another 25% of residents are aged between 35 and 54 years. About 20% of North Ridgeville residents are 65 and over.
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North Ridgeville Diversity 2020
An estimated 92.9% of North Ridgeville residents are white alone. Meanwhile, 2.7% of the city’s population is biracial or multiracial, and another 2.1% of residents are Black or African American.
In this corner of Ohio, English is predominantly spoken, followed by Spanish. For context, 93.5% of residents speak English alone, and 2.9% of North Ridgeville’s population speaks Spanish. Another 1.3% of residents know another Indo-European language.
North Ridgeville has a high number of residents from German and Irish descent. About 4.2% of residents were born outside of the U.S., which is roughly even with Ohio’s average.
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North Ridgeville Education 2020
North Ridgeville contains 2 public elementary schools and 1 public high school, and nearby middle schools are short commutes away for local students. This area of Ohio also has great private schools available for students to attend.
An estimated 93.8% of North Ridgeville residents have high school diplomas, which is slightly over statewide and national averages. About 21.7% of residents 25 years of age and over have some college education.
Additionally, another 11.3% of residents over 25 have an associate’s degree. Meanwhile, 20.3% of North Ridgeville’s residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.7% of residents over 25 have a graduate degree or another professional degree.
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SCHOOLS IN North Ridgeville
North Ridgeville City School District proudly serves over 4,200 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. With a solid academic record, an emphasis in college prep, and great health and safety records, this school district has a lot to offer students.
The average student-teacher ratio of schools in this district is 20 to 1. As for safety numbers, North Ridgeville City School District is in the top half of all school systems in Ohio. This school system is constantly improving and adding new clubs and activities to its repertoire.
North Ridgeville City School District is commonly reviewed well by former students and parents alike. This district is known for helpful, attentive teachers, an emphasis on relationship building between peers, and modern teaching strategies.
This school system includes multiple campuses so that North Ridgeville’s youngest residents can receive a quality education. Plus, a number of nearby private schools are also available.
North Ridgeville Housing 2020
North Ridgeville real estate is priced around what is average cross United States neighborhoods.
The median value of a residential property in North Ridgeville is around $174K, and at 57.1%, the majority of real estate in North Ridgeville is priced between $117K-$235K. Just 14.1% of the market is made up of properties valued under $117K. With that said, 25.4% of properties vary between $235K-$469K, and 2.8% of real estate range in value from $352K-$469K. 0.5% of the market is priced between $469K-$1,174,000.
Between October 2009 and October 2019, home appreciation rates trended above national averages. During this period, the cumulative appreciation rate was 16.2%, which is among the top 50% across the nation. This number breaks down into an appreciation rate of 1.51%.
More specifically, North Ridgeville’s appreciation rate between October 2018 and October 2019 was 3.49%. Current trends are expected to annualize to 10.38%.
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North Ridgeville Homes for Sale
There are over 12,000 housing options in the city. At 84.9%, the majority of residences are owner-occupied, while 15.1% of residences are rented. Additionally, 4.6% of properties are vacant.
An overwhelming 85.2% of properties are detached single-family residences, while 6.8% of properties are condominiums. Meanwhile, 2.3% of housing options are small apartment buildings, and 4.7% of residences are larger apartment complexes.
As for size, single bedroom residences are harder to find, seeing as just 2.2% of housing options have 1 bedroom. Meanwhile, 17.4% of options have 2 bedrooms, and 54.5% of residences have 3 bedrooms. 23.3% of properties have 4 bedrooms, and 2% have 5 or more.
As for age, a surprising 37.5% of residences were built in 2000 or later. 37.6% of properties were built between 1970-1999, and 20% were constructed between 1940-1969. The remaining 4.9% of residences were built in or before 1939.
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North Ridgeville Economy 2020
North Ridgeville’s median household income of $74K is about $20K over Ohio’s average. The city’s per capita income is $34K, and the average salary is $69K.
About 9% of residents earn less than $25K per year. Another 12.5% of residents make between $25K-$35K, while roughly 20% of residents earn between $35K-$50K. Another 22% of the population earns $50K-$65K annually. A little over 20% of the city’s residents make between $65K-$100K annually, and about 14% earn over $100K.
North Ridgeville has an unemployment rate of 4.1%, which falls under both Ohio and U.S. averages. The city’s poverty rate is estimated to be 5.7%.
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Cost of Living
North Ridgeville’s cost of living tracks as being 16% higher than both the national average and Ohio’s estimated average.
Specifically, housing costs are 95% over the U.S. average, which is a major influencer in the city’s cost of living. North Ridgeville residents also have higher grocery expenses than other areas of the state. Namely, grocery prices track as being 11% higher than national trends.
Transportation expenses are also 3% higher than the national average, which indicates public transportation and gas prices can be more costly in the city. Healthcare in North Ridgeville is reportedly 1% higher than U.S. averages. For reference, a doctor’s visit here typically costs $112.
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North Ridgeville consists of around 23 square miles and contains 28 neighborhoods. Distinct parts of the city include Avalon Estates, Countryside Estates, Forest View Crossings, Mills Creek, Pioneer Ridge, and more notable areas.
Speaking in terms of cost of living, the portion of the city south of Interstate 80 contains the most expensive North Ridgeville neighborhoods. Here, the median real estate price is $261K, which is more costly than 89.3% of Ohio real estate.
The area between Avon Belden Road and Mildred Street on the north side of the city is more middle ground territory. The median real estate price here is $158K, which is more costly than 61.3% of neighborhoods across the state.
Lastly, the most affordable neighborhoods are bordered by Center Ridge Road and Mills Road. Here, the median real estate price is $148K, which is more affordable than 43.1% of Ohio neighborhoods.