Berea, Ohio

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Population in 2017: 18,850 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.6%
 
Males: 8,964  (47.6%)
Females: 9,886  (52.4%)
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 44017.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,585 (it was $45,699 in 2000)
Berea:

$54,585
OH:

$54,021

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,714 (it was $21,647 in 2000)

Berea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $141,987 (it was $118,700 in 2000)
Berea:

$141,987
OH:

$144,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $177,110; detached houses: $183,699; townhouses or other attached units: $165,572; in 2-unit structures: $123,072; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,774; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $101,094; mobile homes: $31,898

Median gross rent in 2017: $802.

March 2019 cost of living index in Berea: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.3%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 8.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for other race residents, 24.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Berea, OH (2017)
    • 15,93484.8%White alone
    • 1,1676.2%Black alone
    • 6763.6%Hispanic
    • 4822.6%Asian alone
    • 3581.9%Two or more races
    • 210.1%American Indian alone
    • 190.1%Other race alone

Races in Berea detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Berea, Ohio as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Berea is 1,343 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Berea by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(16.4)
1
(5.5)
4
(22.2)
4
(22.6)
1
(5.6)
1
(5.6)
2
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(15.8)
2
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.6)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(27.3)
5
(27.4)
3
(16.6)
14
(79.2)
4
(22.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
1
(5.3)
4
(21.1)
10
(52.7)
8
(42.2)
5
(26.6)
1
(5.3)
3
(15.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(38.3)
8
(43.8)
7
(38.8)
8
(45.3)
12
(67.1)
7
(39.2)
5
(26.2)
6
(31.6)
11
(58.1)
7
(36.9)
1
(5.3)
4
(21.3)
6
(31.8)
5
(26.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
36
(196.9)
48
(262.8)
63
(349.5)
27
(152.7)
50
(279.6)
38
(212.8)
35
(183.2)
57
(300.6)
46
(242.9)
34
(179.1)
19
(100.3)
19
(101.0)
27
(143.1)
13
(69.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
338
(1,849)
332
(1,818)
241
(1,337)
247
(1,397)
306
(1,711)
280
(1,568)
225
(1,178)
259
(1,366)
189
(997.9)
143
(753.4)
136
(717.9)
154
(818.9)
105
(556.4)
95
(504.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(76.6)
20
(109.5)
12
(66.6)
18
(101.8)
7
(39.1)
5
(28.0)
16
(83.7)
12
(63.3)
13
(68.6)
17
(89.6)
11
(58.1)
8
(42.5)
8
(42.4)
8
(42.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(10.9)
3
(16.4)
3
(16.6)
2
(11.3)
2
(11.2)
2
(11.2)
4
(20.9)
4
(21.1)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)122.8121.2113.8125.6115.892.281.888.793.081.454.164.047.947.0

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City-data.com crime index in Berea, OH

Crime rate in Berea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Ohio average:

1.27
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Ancestries: German (14.1%), Irish (11.3%), American (8.7%), Italian (7.0%), Polish (6.5%), English (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1960

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 5.46 square miles.

Population density: 3,454 people per square mile   (average).

Berea, Ohio map

596 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% Asia, 0.4% Africa).

This city:

3.2%
Ohio:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,322 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,092 (2.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Parma, OH (7.1 miles , pop. 85,655).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (12.7 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (302.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Olmsted Falls, OH (1.5 miles ),
Middleburg Heights, OH (1.7 miles ),
Brook Park, OH (1.8 miles ),
North Olmsted, OH (2.0 miles ),
Strongsville, OH (2.1 miles ),
Fairview Park, OH (2.2 miles ),
Parma Heights, OH (2.3 miles ),
Westlake, OH (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 41.37 N, Longitude: 81.86 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -753 (-4.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,204 (22.1%)

Area code: 440

Distribution of median household income in Berea, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Berea, OH in 2017

Property values in Berea, OH

Berea satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $154,300
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $147,200
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2005: 100 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2006: 97 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2007: 80 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2009: 70 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $274,900
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $143,200
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $178,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Berea, OH residents
Average permit cost in Berea, OH
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

4.1%
Historical population in Berea, OH
Historical housing units in Berea, OH
Most common industries in Berea, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.6%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common occupations in Berea, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.0%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Berea, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Berea, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 85.3. This is about average.

City:

85.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.258
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.610. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.610
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 22.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.24
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Berea-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Berea city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 11.6 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Berea-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 76.5 miles away from Berea center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from Berea center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.6 miles away from Berea center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 143.1 miles away from Berea center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from Berea center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cuyahoga County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berea topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Berea:

  • MAPLE HOUSE (250 MAPLELAWN DRIVE)
  • ALWAYS BEST CARE CLEVELAND SOUTH (43 EAST BRIDGE STREET, SUITE 202)
  • ARISTOCRAT BEREA NURSING HOME (255 FRONT STREET)
  • BEREA CENTER (49 SHELDON RD)
  • BEREA QUALITY CARE (570 N ROCKY RIVER DR)
  • NORTHWESTERN CENTER (570 NORTH ROCKY RIVER DRIVE)

Amtrak stations near Berea:

  • 13 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.
  • 13 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.

College/University in Berea:

  • Baldwin Wallace University (Full-time enrollment: 3,699; Location: 275 Eastland Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bw.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Berea:

  • Lorain County Community College (about 12 miles; Elyria, OH; Full-time enrollment: 7,690)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 14 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Cleveland State University (about 14 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 17 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • John Carroll University (about 19 miles; University Heights, OH; FT enrollment: 3,546)
  • Oberlin College (about 20 miles; Oberlin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • University of Akron Main Campus (about 28 miles; Akron, OH; FT enrollment: 22,216)

Public high school in Berea:

  • BEREA-MIDPARK HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 165 E BAGLEY RD, Grades: 10-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Berea:

  • GRINDSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 191 RACE ST, Grades: PK-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Berea:

  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 412, Location: 265 BAKER ST, Grades: PK-8)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Berea: Burrell Observatory (A), Doctor Dimiter Ramadanoff Water Treatment Plant (B), Baldwin Picnic Area (C), Berea Falls Scenic Overlook (D), Music Mound Picnic Area (E), North Quarry Picnic Area (F), South Quarry Picnic Area (G), Wallace Lake Picnic Area (H), George Finnie Stadium (I), Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds (J), Ritter Library (K), Berea Fire Department (L), Berea Childrens Home (M), Berea City Hall (N), Wilker Hall (O), Wheeler Hall (P), Ward Hall (Q), Strosacker College Union (R), Saylor Hall (S), North Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1), Bagley Plaza Shopping Center (2), Williamsport Plaza Shopping Center (3), Berea Plaza Shopping Center (4), Parkway Shops Shopping Center (5), Berea Commons Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berea include: Saint Adalbert Catholic Church (A), Berea Baptist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Congregational United Church of Christ (D), Peoples Community Church (E), Saint Marys Catholic Church (F), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (G), United Methodist Church of Berea (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adams Street Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wallace Lake (A), Baldwin Lake (B), Coe Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Baldwin Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Berea include: Dora Lee Payne Park (1), John Mucklo Park (2), Lou Groza Field (3), Coe Lake Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Berea Historical Society (Museums; 118 East Bridge Street).

Hotel: Clarion Cleveland West (17000 East Bagley Road).

Birthplace of: Neil H. McElroy, Alex Stepanovich - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Sep 25, 1981), John-Michael Tebelak - Musical theatre director, Norb Hecker - Player of and football, Raymond Moley - Educator, Albert E. Baesel - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Brian DeMarco - Football player, Jim Ritcher - College football player, Lyman Drake - Baseball player, Thom Dornbrook - Football player.

Cuyahoga County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Berea in 2010:

  • 1,784 people in college/university student housing
  • 335 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Berea in 2000:

  • 1,672 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 282 people in nursing homes
  • 52 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 52 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Berea (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: Berea Branch at 50 West Bridge Street, branch established on 1951/08/27; Baker-Bagley Branch at 343 West Bagley Road, branch established on 1974/09/12. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fifth Third Bank: Berea at 30 West Bridge Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Berea Branch at 118 Front Street, branch established on 1958/01/31. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: West Valley Plaza Branch at 447 West Bagley Road, branch established on 2004/11/12. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Berea Branch at 421 West Bagley Road, branch established on 1988/07/02. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • The Huntington National Bank: Berea Branch at 40 Front Street, branch established on 1955/09/19. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

For population 15 years and over in Berea:

Marital status in Berea, OH
  • Never married: 41.1%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Berea:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Ohio average:

10.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Berea
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Berea:

(Berea, Ohio Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Berea, OH (based on Cuyahoga County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic366,464110
Evangelical Protestant106,477326
Mainline Protestant94,977233
Other49,641126
Black Protestant40,776129
Orthodox16,45631
None605,331-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 302
Cuyahoga County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
Cuyahoga County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 218
Cuyahoga County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 293
This county:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 891
Cuyahoga County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Cuyahoga County:

10.8%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cuyahoga County:

10.4%
State:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.0%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Berea:

28.4
State:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Berea:

19.5%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Berea:

6.8
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Berea:

34.0%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Berea:

57.2%
State:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Berea:

78.9%
Ohio:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Berea, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$186,051$74,4201$5,382
Firefighters 21$132,251$75,5720$0
Judicial and Legal 21$80,488$45,9937$10,253
Water Supply 18$86,778$57,8521$1,977
Streets and Highways 14$66,993$57,4232$4,401
Other and Unallocable 10$57,790$69,3483$4,782
Police - Other 5$19,959$47,9027$6,104
Sewerage 4$17,960$53,8800$0
Financial Administration 4$21,978$65,9341$3,602
Parks and Recreation 3$16,581$66,32452$24,910
Other Government Administration 2$12,432$74,5928$7,311
Natural Resources 2$10,089$60,5340$0
Correction 2$7,233$43,3982$2,205
Solid Waste Management 1$5,655$67,8600$0
Welfare 1$3,536$42,43210$12,651
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,200$50,4001$277
Health 0$0 1$1,926
Totals for Government 139$729,974$63,01996$85,781

Berea government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,726,000 ($91.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,295,000 ($68.70)
    Water Utilities: $619,000 ($32.84)
    Sewerage: $465,000 ($24.67)
    General Public Buildings: $437,000 ($23.18)
    Electric Utilities: $176,000 ($9.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $166,000 ($8.81)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $4,062,000 ($215.49)
    Police Protection: $3,752,000 ($199.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,506,000 ($132.94)
    Water Utilities: $2,346,000 ($124.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,271,000 ($120.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,969,000 ($104.46)
    Regular Highways: $1,543,000 ($81.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $941,000 ($49.92)
    Sewerage: $766,000 ($40.64)
    Electric Utilities: $476,000 ($25.25)
    Corrections - Other: $310,000 ($16.45)
    Financial Administration: $304,000 ($16.13)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $259,000 ($13.74)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $100,000 ($5.31)
    Natural Resources - Other: $91,000 ($4.83)
    Public Welfare - Other: $91,000 ($4.83)
    General Public Buildings: $85,000 ($4.51)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $52,000 ($2.76)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $553,000 ($29.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $3,719,000 ($197.29)
    Other - Financial Administration: $62,000 ($3.29)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.27)
    Other - General - Other: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $485,000 ($25.73)
    Water Utilities: $483,000 ($25.62)
    Police Protection: $105,000 ($5.57)
    Sewerage: $81,000 ($4.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $80,000 ($4.24)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,351,000 ($496.07)

Berea government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $737,000 ($39.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $605,000 ($32.10)
    Parking Facilities: $28,000 ($1.49)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($1.17)
    Other: $4,000 ($0.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $16,000 ($0.85)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,529,000 ($134.16)
    Special Assessments: $678,000 ($35.97)
    Interest Earnings: $133,000 ($7.06)
    Rents: $84,000 ($4.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000 ($1.75)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($1.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,457,000 ($130.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $3,786,000 ($200.85)
    Other: $433,000 ($22.97)
    Highways: $369,000 ($19.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($0.27)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $16,695,000 ($885.68)
    Property: $4,939,000 ($262.02)
    Other License: $811,000 ($43.02)
    Motor Vehicle License: $451,000 ($23.93)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $71,000 ($3.77)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $27,000 ($1.43)
    Other: $11,000 ($0.58)
    Amusements License: $6,000 ($0.32)
    Death and Gift: $2,000 ($0.11)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $1,000 ($0.05)

Berea government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,114,000 ($1597.56)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,795,000 ($1315.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,871,000 ($364.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,552,000 ($82.33)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $10,796,000 ($572.73)
    Beginning: $8,628,000 ($457.72)

Berea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,013,000 ($1008.65)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,879,000 ($152.73)

3.84% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($60,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.84%
Ohio average:

5.23%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($563 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lorain County, OH  0.38% ($47,363 average AGI)
from Summit County, OH  0.37% ($53,747)
from Lake County, OH  0.32% ($45,708)


4.44% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.44%
Ohio average:

5.51%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($731 average AGI)
Cuyahoga County:

0.05%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lorain County, OH  0.49% ($73,949 average AGI)
to Summit County, OH  0.41% ($59,201)
to Lake County, OH  0.40% ($47,882)
Businesses in Berea, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Burger King2RadioShack1
CVS1Subway2
Circle K1T-Mobile1
Curves1U-Haul1
Dairy Queen1UPS3
FedEx2Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Berea:

  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRMR (1420 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND CLASSICAL RADIO, LLC)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCCD (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARMA, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEOL (930 AM; 1 kW; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCUE (1150 AM; 5 kW; CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berea:

  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBWC (88.3 FM; BEREA, OH; Owner: BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WCLV (104.9 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RADIO SEAWAY, INC.)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFHM-FM (95.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAKS (96.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXTM (92.3 FM; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Berea:

  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WXOX-LP (Channel 65; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • W53AX (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WAKN-LP (Channel 11; AKRON, OH; Owner: AKRON TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W51BI (Channel 51; KIRTLAND, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WAOH-LP (Channel 29; AKRON, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Berea: Albert E. Baesel.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Berea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 226ft / 69.1mTotal length
  • $2,136,000Total costs
  • 160,786Total average daily traffic
  • 13,939Total average daily truck traffic
  • 210,108Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Berea, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 72010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Berea, OH

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Berea)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Berea, OH)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Berea)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD M-62A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: FAIRCHILD 6-440 SERIES (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 49826 , Serial Number: T423921, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Glen W King, 24926 Ruple Rd, Berea, OH 44017
  • Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5109X , Serial Number: 663, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 02/07/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/2009
    Registrant (Individual): James C Harkema, 295 Kempton Dr, Berea, OH 44017
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470-U (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 97731 , Serial Number: 18267179, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/10/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 06/04/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Gary J Durbin, 558 Merrimak Dr, Berea, OH 44017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED112$119,69865$92,956220$109,96313$17,2311$3,500,00018$80,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$147,6808$86,59134$127,0323$18,0000$03$93,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$120,73911$106,800116$122,76131$30,8650$05$41,588
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$121,3494$88,48841$111,9502$61,0001$10,000,0003$92,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$134,0001$120,00017$127,0590$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1341.00 , 1342.03, 1342.04, 1342.05, 1342.06, 1343.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$102,0323$132,6671$94,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$97,2353$140,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$137,0001$115,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$107,9400$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$156,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1341.00 , 1342.03, 1342.04, 1342.05, 1342.06, 1343.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berea, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Berea, OH - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 46. The highest number of fires - 92 took place in 2016, and the least - 16 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Berea, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.9%), and Outside Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Berea, OH
    • 40551.9%Structure Fires
    • 28236.2%Outside Fires
    • 8310.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 101.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Berea, OH
Most common first names in Berea, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John17575.4 years
Mary16180.9 years
William11575.4 years
Robert11169.2 years
Joseph10175.3 years
Helen9079.7 years
James8772.3 years
Margaret8181.6 years
Frank7777.7 years
Edward7477.3 years
Most common last names in Berea, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4675.5 years
Miller2974.4 years
Johnson2074.8 years
Brown1970.5 years
Wilson1972.9 years
Davis1877.5 years
Parker1878.4 years
Thomas1767.4 years
Taylor1775.3 years
Russell1676.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Berea, OH
  • 94.3%Utility gas
  • 4.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Berea, OH
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Berea compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Berea on our top lists:

  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #85 (44017) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Hungarian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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