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North Olmsted, Ohio
—  City  —
Location of North Olmsted in Ohio
Location of North Olmsted in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.415°N 81.91444°W / 41.415; -81.91444Coordinates: 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.415°N 81.91444°W / 41.415; -81.91444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 - Mayor Kevin Kennedy
Area
 - Total 11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)
 - Land 11.6 sq mi (30.1 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 761 ft (232 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 34,113
 Density 2,932.9/sq mi (1,132.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44070
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-56882[2]
GNIS feature ID 1056457
Website http://www.north-olmsted.com/

North Olmsted is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 34,113.

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History

The entire area containing North Olmsted was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve.

In 1806, the vast tract of land comprising present-day North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township was purchased for $30,000 by Aaron Olmstead, a wealthy sea captain.

Lewis Urry, inventor of the alkaline battery and lithium battery, is buried in Butternut Ridge Cemetery, in North Olmsted.[3]

Timothy Franklin Gates, founder of the Zurn corporation, spent his early years in North Olmsted.

On March 1, 1931 the Village of North Olmsted started the historical North Olmsted Municipal Bus Line the first known public transit system operation in the United States which was in existence for over 74 years until March 20, 2005; when it was absorbed into the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority GCRTA; the countywide agency for Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

On March 24, 1966 the Great Northern Theatre opened at Great Northern Shopping Center in North Olmsted. This was one of the first and few Cinerama Theatres in Ohio and had gold colored curtain in front of the long 90 foot screen in a very large auditorium with 1,346 seats. It was closed in 2000 due to new cinemas that were added in Westlake, Ohio by Regal Cinemas.

Geography

North Olmsted is located at 41°24′54″N 81°54′52″W / 41.415°N 81.91444°W / 41.415; -81.91444 (41.415097, -81.914366)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 34,113 people, 13,517 households, and 9,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,932.9 people per square mile (1,132.5/km²). There were 14,059 housing units at an average density of 1,208.7/sq mi (466.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.97% White, 1.01% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.74% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

There were 13,517 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,542, and the median income for a family was $62,422. Males had a median income of $45,908 versus $30,600 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,329. About 2.8% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1910 1,030
1920 1,419 37.8%
1930 2,624 84.9%
1940 3,487 32.9%
1950 6,604 89.4%
1960 16,290 146.7%
1970 34,861 114.0%
1980 36,480 4.6%
1990 34,204 −6.2%
2000 34,113 −0.3%
Est. 2008 31,319 −8.2%

Business

Moen Incorporated, a fixture and faucet company, is headquartered in North Olmsted.[5] CommutAir, a regional airline, has its operations center in North Olmsted.[6]

Westfield Great Northern, a 1.2 million ft² shopping mall, is in North Olmsted. The mall has over 130 stores and is achored by Macy's, Dillard's, Sears and J. C. Penney.

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