Rocky River, OH Demographics


Population (year 2000): 20,735. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,681 (-5.1% change)
Males: 9,340 (45.0%), Females: 11,395 (55.0%)

Cuyahoga County

Zip code: 44116

Median resident age: 44.2 years
Median household income: $51,636 (year 2000)
Median house value: $188,700 (year 2000)

Races in Rocky River:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)

Ancestries: German (28.1%), Irish (26.9%), English (12.4%), Italian (9.4%), Polish (6.6%), Hungarian (5.0%).

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Rocky River

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 46.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rocky River city

  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 56.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

7.0% Foreign born (4.0% Europe, 2.1% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +339 (+1.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Rocky River:

  • LAKEWOOD HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; LAKEWOOD, OH)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • COLUMBIA ST JOHN WEST SHORE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WESTLAKE, OH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rocky River:

  • CLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL (about 6 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: CLE)
  • BURKE LAKEFRONT (about 12 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; ID: BKL)
  • LORAIN COUNTY REGIONAL (about 25 miles; LORAIN/ELYRIA, OH; ID: LPR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rocky River:

  • COLUMBIA (about 14 miles; COLUMBIA STATION, OH; ID: 4G8)
  • ELYRIA (about 21 miles; ELYRIA, OH; ID: 1G1)
  • MEDINA MUNICIPAL (about 26 miles; MEDINA, OH; ID: 1G5)
Amtrak stations near Rocky River:

  • 11 miles: CLEVELAND (200 CLEVELAND MEMORIAL SHOREWAY). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: ELYRIA (410 E. RIVER RD.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rocky River:

  • BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BEREA, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,849)
  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 11,000)
  • CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 13 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 10,927)
  • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 7,729)
  • LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; ELYRIA, OH; FT enrollment: 4,008)
  • JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; FT enrollment: 3,861)
  • OBERLIN COLLEGE (about 29 miles; OBERLIN, OH; FT enrollment: 2,899)

Schools

Public high school in Rocky River:

  • ROCKY RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 827; Location: 20951 DETROIT RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Rocky River:

  • MAGNIFICAT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 846; Location: 20770 HILLIARD ROAD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • LUTHERAN WEST (Students: 397; Location: 3850 LINDEN; Grades: 9 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Rocky River:

  • ROCKY RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 1631 LAKEVIEW AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • KENSINGTON INTERMEDIATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 603; Location: 20140 LAKE RD; Grades: 03 – 05)
  • GOLDWOOD PRIMARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 21600 CENTER RIDGE RD; Grades: PK – 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Rocky River:

  • ST CHRISTOPHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 504; Location: 1610 LAKEVIEW AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • RUFFING MONTESSORI ROCKY RIVER (Students: 299; Location: 1285 ORCHARD PARK DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THOMAS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 21165 DETROIT RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • WESTSHORE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 145; Location: 26536 DETROIT RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Rocky River:

  • ROCKY RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,592,954; Location: 1600 HAMPTON RD.; 110,565 books; 11,482 audio materials; 10,673 video materials; 379 serial subscriptions)