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Euclid, Ohio

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Euclid is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States It is an inner ring suburb of Cleveland As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 48,9207 In 2009, Euclid celebrated its bicentennial


  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
  • 3 City facts
  • 4 Transportation
  • 5 Demographics
    • 51 2010 census
    • 52 2000 census
  • 6 Notable attractions/history
  • 7 Transportation
  • 8 Ethnic groups
  • 9 Notable people
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links


The city was named after Euclid, the Greek mathematician8 The city was settled in 1796 and became a township in 1809 Euclid then became a village in 1903 and a city in 1930, during the Great Depression

The city then a village was the primary appealing party in the landmark case Village of Euclid v Ambler Realty Co


Euclid is located at 41°35′44″N 81°31′9″W / 4159556°N 8151917°W / 4159556; -8151917 41595563, -815191769

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1148 square miles 2973 km2, of which 1063 square miles 2753 km2 is land and 085 square miles 220 km2 is water2 It on the shore of Lake Erie, therefore contains an area of beach front along its north edge

Bordering Euclid are Cleveland on the west, South Euclid and Richmond Heights on the south, Willowick, Wickliffe, and Willoughby Hills on the east, and Lake Erie on the north

It is part of the Lake Erie Snowbelt region, prone to snow squalls blowing off Lake Erie, particularly before the lake freezes over in winter

City factsedit

The Charter is: Mayor and Council - eight councillors and one council president

Its assessed valuation is $825,325,160 There are 150 companies in the city


The city contains 143065 miles of streets; 306 miles of Interstate 90, 165 miles of south spur, 26238 miles of sewers, 13965 mi of water mains, 2 railroads; the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railway, and 1 bus line; Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority


Historical population
1910 1,953
1920 3,363 722%
1930 12,751 2792%
1940 17,866 401%
1950 41,396 1317%
1960 62,998 522%
1970 71,552 136%
1980 59,999 −161%
1990 54,875 −85%
2000 52,717 −39%
2010 48,920 −72%
Est 2016 47,360 −32%

918% spoke English, 18% Spanish, 13% Croatian, 12% Slovene, and 062% Italian as their mother tongue16

2010 censusedit

As of the census3 of 2010, there were 48,920 people, 22,685 households, and 12,187 families residing in the city The population density was 4,6021 inhabitants per square mile 1,7769/km2 There were 26,037 housing units at an average density of 2,4494 per square mile 9457/km2 The racial makeup of the city was 438% White, 526% African American, 02% Native American, 07% Asian, 03% from other races, and 23% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16% of the population

There were 22,685 households of which 278% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 284% were married couples living together, 209% had a female householder with no husband present, 44% had a male householder with no wife present, and 463% were non-families 414% of all households were made up of individuals and 145% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 213 and the average family size was 291

The median age in the city was 61 years 229% of residents were under the age of 18; 78% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 243% were from 25 to 44; 289% were from 45 to 64; and 159% were 65 years of age or older The gender makeup of the city was 448% male and 552% female

2000 censusedit

As of the census5 of 2000, there were 52,717 people, 24,353 households, the 13,491 families residing in the city The population density was 4,9232 people per square mile 1,9005/km² There were 26,123 housing units at an average density of 2,4396 per square mile 9418/km² The racial makeup of the city was 6636% White, 3057% African American, 012% Native American, 094% Asian, 002% Pacific Islander, 035% from other races, and 164% from two or more races Hispanic or Latino of any race were 115% of the population

There were 24,353 households out of which 249% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 363% were married couples living together, 152% had a female householder with no husband present, and 446% were non-families 397% of all households were made up of individuals and 161% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 214 and the average family size was 289

In the city, the population was spread out with 223% under the age of 18, 68% from 18 to 24, 307% from 25 to 44, 210% from 45 to 64, and 192% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 39 years For every 100 females there were 840 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 791 males

The median income for a household in the city was $35,151, and the median income for a family was $45,278 Males had a median income of $35,914 versus $28,528 for females The per capita income for the city was $19,664 About 71% of families and 97% of the population were below the poverty line, including 119% of those under age 18 and 112% of those age 65 or over

Notable attractions/historyedit

Euclid is the site of the 1926 case Euclid v Ambler The case opened the doors for municipalities across the United States to establish zoning ordinances

  • Euclid is home to the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame tracing Cleveland-Style Polka from its Slovenian roots
  • Euclid is the home of Euclid High School, one of 5 schools in Ohio to split its school up via the Knowledgeworks Foundation grant However, the program ended in 2009 due to low test score improvement and rising costs
  • Euclid is home to the Euclid Pony Baseball League, founded in 1951 http://wwweuclidponyorg
  • Euclid is the city where Charles F Brush created the Arc Lamp in 187617
  • Euclid is the home to both the main plant and corporate headquarters of the Lincoln Electric Company, Located on St Clair Avenue
  • Euclid is home to the annual CABA High School World Series baseball tournament Past notable tournament players include Alex Rodriguez and Jeffrey Hammonds
  • Euclid is home of the Softball Hall of Fame http://wwwsoftballmuseumorg
  • Euclid is home to sports personality and former National Football League player Mike Adamle He is best known as the co-host of the cult-favorite American Gladiators series for seven years
  • Euclid Beach Park was originally part of Euclid Township, until the boundaries were redrawn in the early 1900s
  • Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech was partly set in Euclid
  • Euclid was home to two government owned housing projects, East 200th Street and Briardale Both were torn down due to the federal government's failure to maintain the properties Briardale now serves as the Municipal Golf Course, called Briardale Greens
  • Euclid was the home town of new wave science fiction author Roger Zelazny
  • The cordless telephone was invented in Euclid by George Sweigert in 196918
  • Euclid houses the Euclid Public Library, ranked 3rd in the nation in the 50,000 population category in 2007, and has been recognized in the Top Ten of the HAPLER Public library Ratings
  • The 1987 Michael J Fox movie Light of Day was partially filmed here The opening scene pans the area from a helicopter
  • Euclid was the home to northern Ohio's first commercial UHF television station in 1968, WKBF Channel 61, then a Kaiser owned station located on StClair Avenue
  • Euclid was the original location to the corporate headquarters of Reliance Electric, Thompson Products TRW, and Addressograph-Multigraph
  • In June 2011, Lincoln Electric installed a 25 Megawatt wind turbine At 443 feet, it is the largest in Ohio and one of the largest in North America19
  • Home to the famed Euclid Road Machinery Company, a branch of Euclid Crane and Hoist Company Founded by George A Armington and his 5 sons Taken over by General Motors, before the United States determined it to be a monopoly In its time, it was one of the most valuable companies in Euclid and the name was known worldwide, among the earth moving and heavy equipment community
  • As of October, 2001, Euclid is once again home to Guinness World Record Holder Perry R Prine who on March 27, 1998 broke the Guinness Record for most bullseyes thrown with darts in a 10-hour period He hit 1,432 He again broke yet another Guinness World Record with his tournament partner, Kevin Moncrief Willowick, Ohio on February 23, 2013 for highest score on the bulls-eye and 25's darts within a 2-minute period Perry first resided in Euclid between 1979-1986
  • Euclid is partly home to Euclid Creek Reservation, a property of Cleveland Metroparks which shares space in South Euclid, Cleveland and Richmond20


  • Euclid is situated near the junction of Interstate 90, Interstate 271 and Ohio Route 2, giving easy access by car to downtown Cleveland, Lake County, and most of the East suburbs
  • Major east-west thoroughfares include Lake Shore Blvd SR 283, Lakeland Freeway I-90/SR2, St Clair Avenue, Euclid Avenue US 20, and Chardon Road US 6 North-south routes include East 185th Street aka "Old World Plaza", East 200, East 222, Babbitt Road, East 260th/Richmond Road SR 175, Highland Road and Lloyd Road
  • GCRTA bus routes serving Euclid include the #39 Lakeshore, #239 Euclid Park & Ride, #1 St Clair, #28 Euclid Avenue, #37 E 185 / Taylor, #34 E 200 / Green, and #94 E 260/Richmond Several of these routes were originally operated by the now-defunct Euclid Transit System, whose operations merged with the GCRTA during the late 1970s

Ethnic groupsedit

Euclid is home to a variety of ethnic groups One of the largest is the city's historic Slovene population There are a number of streets in Euclid that commemorate the Slovenian influence on Euclid, including Recher, Mavec, Drenik, Grdina, Trebec, Mozina, Kapel, and Ljubljana Today, Euclid's largest ethnic population is African American, while also containing sizeable populations of Croats, Irish and Italian communities

Notable peopleedit

  • Mike Adamle, born in Euclid; television personality and former National Football League player, played collegiately at Northwestern, Chicago television sportscaster, co-host of American Gladiators series for seven years
  • Jacob M Appel, author, wrote "Paracosmos" while living in Euclid21
  • Jessica Beard, born in Euclid; sprinter, gold medalist in world championships
  • Laura Bell Bundy, actress and singer who has performed in a number of Broadway roles, both starring and supporting, as well as in television and film
  • Philander Chase, founder of Kenyon College Bishop of Ohio and Illinois, Sixth Presiding Bishop of the National Episcopal church
  • Richard Cowan, opera singer
  • Mary Jo Kilroy, former congresswoman, born in Euclid22
  • Rayshaun Kizer, football player
  • Nathan Meeker, journalist
  • Stipe Miocic, mixed martial artist, current UFC heavyweight champion
  • Monica Potter, actress, known for films Con Air 1997, Patch Adams 1998, Along Came a Spider 2001, and Saw 2004; appeared as Kristina Braverman in NBC series Parenthood, for which she was nominated for Golden Globe Award
  • Hollis Resnik, actress known for Backdraft 1991, The Settlers III 1998 and Little Big Top 2006
  • Delvon Roe, actor, played Isaac in Love and Honor, sold at 2012 Cannes Film Festival; retired basketball player who played at Michigan State University
  • Eric Singer, hard rock and heavy metal drummer for the rock band Kiss and formerly for singer Alice Cooper; over the past two decades, Singer has appeared on over 75 albums and 11 EPs
  • Robert Smith, football player and television commentator, played at the Ohio State University 1990-1992, running back with the Minnesota Vikings 1993-2000, ESPN college football analyst, 2005–present
  • Amy Stoch, actress and academic, reached semifinals of spokesmodel category on television's Star Search, appeared in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure 1989 and Days of Our Lives 1965
  • Jerry Tarkanian, known as "Tark the Shark," among most successful coaches in college basketball history, coached UNLV to 1990 NCAA championship, also coached NBA's San Antonio Spurs, inductee in Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Brett Tomko, Major League Baseball player, pitcher with 100 career victories
  • Sunita Williams, American astronaut with Slovenian and Indian roots, holds record for longest single space flight by a woman 195 days
  • Roger Zelazny, author23
  • Jerome Zerbe, stunt photographer, born in Euclid

See alsoedit

  • Cleveland, Ohio portal
  • Euclid City School District
  • Euclid Square Mall
  • Euclid Trucks


  1. ^ a b c City of Euclid: Statistics
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2012-01-24 Retrieved 2013-01-06 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2013-01-06 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2016-06-04 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names" United States Geological Survey 2007-10-25 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder2" Retrieved 2010-03-20 
  8. ^ Overman, William Daniel 1958 Ohio Town Names Akron, OH: Atlantic Press pp 43–44 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990" United States Census Bureau 2011-02-12 Retrieved 2011-04-23 
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  11. ^ "Population: Ohio" PDF 1910 US Census US Census Bureau Retrieved 28 November 2013 
  12. ^ "Population: Ohio" PDF 1930 US Census US Census Bureau Retrieved 28 November 2013 
  13. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" PDF 18th Census of the United States US Census Bureau Retrieved 22 November 2013 dead link
  14. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" PDF US Census Bureau Retrieved 22 November 2013 
  15. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012" US Census Bureau Archived from the original on 17 June 2013 Retrieved 25 November 2013 
  16. ^ http://wwwmlaorg/map_data_results&state_id=39&place_id=25704&cty_id=
  17. ^ http://wwwcieuclidohus/about/historycfm
  18. ^ https://wwwgooglecom/patents/US3449750
  19. ^ http://wwwclevelandcom/business/indexssf/2011/06/post_74html
  20. ^ http://wwwclevelandmetroparkscom/Main/Reservations-Partners/Euclid-Creek-Reservation-6aspx
  21. ^ Appel, JM Phoning Home, Introductory Matter, Third Edition, 2014
  22. ^ Cleveland Plain Dealer, 12 July 2008
  23. ^ "And Call Me Roger": The Literary Life of Roger Zelazny, Part 4, by Christopher S Kovacs In: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny, Volume 4: Last Exit to Babylon, NESFA Press, 2009

External linksedit

  • City of Euclid official website
  • Euclid Chamber of Commerce

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