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Cuyahoga Falls

  •   State: 
    Summit County
    Cuyahoga Falls
      County FIPS: 
    41°8′44″N 81°29′48″W
      Area total: 
    25.92 sq mi (67.14 km²)
      Area land: 
    25.80 sq mi (66.81 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.13 sq mi (0.33 km²)
    1,024 ft (312 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Akron, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,981.47 residents per square mile of area (765.05/km²)
      Household income: 
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Cuyahoga Falls is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The city was founded in 1812 by William Wetmore and was originally named Manchester. It is the second-largest city in the county. The Doodlebug Disaster killed 43 people on July 3, 1940, the worst disaster in the history of the city. In 1986, the city merged with Northampton Township, the first merger of a city and township in Ohio. Cuyahogas Falls is part of the Akron-Canton Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Cleveland-Akron Combined Statistical Area of the U.S. Census Bureau says the city has an area of 25.75 square miles (66.69 km²), of which 25.65 square miles is land and 0.10 square km² is water. In 2010, there were 49,652 people, 22,652 of whom lived in the city, making it the second most populous city in Ohio after Akron. The population of Akron was 49,653 as of the 2010 census, and the city population was 51,114 as of 2020 census. In 1812, Kelsey and Wilcox built a dam on the Cuyhoga River at a place where a railroad bridge crossed it. They then built a flour mill, an oil mill, and a saw mill. This led to the construction of a number of houses. This area was known as the old village. Development moved downstream, though, when the power was discovered to be better there. The old village was eventually destroyed in 1826.


Cuyahoga Falls is the primary city name, but also Cuyahoga Fls are acceptable city names or spellings. Cuyahoga Falls was formed in 1812 near the junction of what was then Northampton, Stow, Tallmadge, and Portage townships. The focus was the series of waterfalls that provided power for manufacturing. In 1986, the city merged with Northampton Township, the first merger of a city and township in Ohio. The Doodlebug Disaster killed 43 people on July 3, 1940, the worst disaster in the history of the city. The city had one professional sports team, the Cuyahaga Falls Cougars, of the International Basketball League. The Cathedral of Tomorrow, founded by televangelist Rex Humbard in 1958, was in Cuyhoga Falls. It is now the church of pastor/evangelist Ernest Angley and was renamed Grace Cathedral. The Blossom Music Center, an outdoor concert venue and the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1968, is situated on 800 acres of the Cyuahoga Valley National Park in Cuyaahogas Falls. In 1841, the Summit County Board of Commissioners named Cuyohoga Falls the county seat. The state legislature then intervened and put the location of the county center up to a popular vote. Akron won and has been the county Seat ever since. In spite of being named the county. seat, Cuyuhoga Falls never really functioned as such. By the middle of the twentieth century, it had become largely residential. Parts of that area have since been used for industrial development. Commercial development has also picked up.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 25.75 square miles (66.69 km²) Cuyahoga Falls is bordered by Akron to the south and the Cuyhoga Valley National Park to the northwest. The city is located on the Ohio River, a tributary of the Scioto River. It is located at an elevation of 1,077 feet (430 meters) and has a population of 1.7 million. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's area to be 25.65 square miles, of which 25.5 square miles is land and 0.10 square miles are water. The area is 0.26 miles (0.26km²) above sea level. The Ohio River flows through the city, which is located near the city of Akron. The town's population is 1.6 million, according to the U.N. estimates. It has a water surface of 0.25 square miles and an altitude of 2.2 miles (4.4 km²). The city's population was 1.8 million at the 2010 census. The population of the city was 1,722 at the time of the 2010 Census, and 1.2 million by the year's count of 2,071. The state's population at the same time is 1,816, according the U.,N. Census. The City's area is 2,715 square miles. It was the site of the 18th-largest city in Ohio, and is home to the Ohio Turnpike.


As of the census of 2010, there were 49,652 people, 22,250 households, and 12,693 families living in the city. Cuyahoga Falls is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area and of the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area. The racial makeup of the city was 93.4% White, 3.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1. 2% Asian, 0,3% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $42,263, and the median Income for a family was $52,372. The per capita income for the citywas $22,550. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of those age 18 and over were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of people under 18 and 4.2%) of those 65 or over. The city is located on the Ohio Turnpike, which runs through the city and into the Cleveland suburb of Canton. The Turnpix is a popular destination for tourists and visitors to the area. The turnpix has been a tourist destination since the early 1900s. The town is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Ohio State Museum of Science and Industry, which was founded in 1876. The Ohio TurnPix is also home to Ohio State University's Museum of History and Industry.


Cuyahoga Falls is mainly served by two school districts. The original area of the city makes up nearly all of the Cuyhoga Falls City School District. The northwest portion of theCity is served by the Woodridge Local School District, which also serves the portions of Akron that lie within the former Northampton Township boundaries. A small area in the northeast of the City is zoned to Hudson City School district, and another small area, in the far northwest of thecity, is part of the Revere Local School district. The city is home to the sole high school for two separate school districts, making it one of the few communities in Ohio to have two separate high schools. It is also the only community in Ohio that has a high school that is located in both the original and new areas of the town. It also has the only high school in the city that is not located in a neighboring village. The town's high school is located on Fourth Street in downtown Cuyahogas Falls. The high school also serves most of Boston Township (including Peninsula) and the neighboring village of Silver Lake. It has a mailing address in Boston Township, as well as a Peninsula mailing address. The school district also serves portions of Peninsula and Akron. It was founded in the early 1900s, when the town was part of Northampton County, Ohio. The first high school was built in the late 1800s, and was located in the town's downtown area. The current high school opened in the mid-19th century.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio = 16.3. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 27. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 31. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Cuyahoga Falls = 3.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 51,114 individuals with a median age of 39.6 age the population grows by 3.94% in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,981.47 residents per square mile of area (765.05/km²). There are average 2.21 people per household in the 22,958 households with an average household income of $46,489 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.10% of the available work force and has dropped -6.20% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.50%. The number of physicians in Cuyahoga Falls per 100,000 population = 251.3.


The annual rainfall in Cuyahoga Falls = 36.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 42.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 127. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 167. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 61.04%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $100,580 and home appreciation of -5.30%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.66 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,911 per student. There are 17.7 students for each teacher in the school, 1053 students for each Librarian and 585 students for each Counselor. 5.27% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.87% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.75% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cuyahoga Falls's population in Summit County, Ohio of 3,186 residents in 1900 has increased 16,04-fold to 51,114 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.20% female residents and 47.80% male residents live in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio are married and the remaining 43.63% are single population.

  • 24.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Cuyahoga Falls require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.90% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.88% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.97% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio, 61.04% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.18% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.78% are vacant.

  • The 44.40% of the population in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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