Rocky River, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 19,986 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 9,130  (45.7%)
Females: 10,856  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 44116.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,011 (it was $51,636 in 2000)
Rocky River:

$78,011
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $55,349 (it was $34,663 in 2000)

Rocky River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $264,864 (it was $175,300 in 2000)
Rocky River:

$264,864
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $252,848; detached houses: $278,788; townhouses or other attached units: $167,844; in 2-unit structures: $198,237; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $111,847

Median gross rent in 2019: $926.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rocky River: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.8%
(4.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rocky River, OH (2019)
    • 18,36691.8%White alone
    • 4812.4%Hispanic
    • 4632.3%Two or more races
    • 2731.4%Asian alone
    • 2441.2%Black alone
    • 400.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Rocky River, Ohio as of October 21, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rocky River is 2,866 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (14.8%), Irish (14.5%), Italian (7.5%), American (7.1%), Polish (4.7%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1960

Elevation: 680 feet

Land area: 4.75 square miles.

Population density: 4,203 people per square mile   (average).

Rocky River, Ohio map

1,526 residents are foreign born (4.7% Europe, 2.2% Asia).

This city:

7.6%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $5,873 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $5,400 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, OH (2.4 miles , pop. 56,646).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (9.1 miles , pop. 478,403).

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

Nearest cities:

Lakewood, OH (1.5 miles ),
Fairview Park, OH (1.5 miles ),
Bay Village, OH (2.1 miles ),
Westlake, OH (2.1 miles ),
Linndale, OH (2.1 miles),
Brook Park, OH (2.3 miles ),
North Olmsted, OH (2.3 miles ),
Brooklyn, OH (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 81.85 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,991 (-10.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,730 (17.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Rocky River, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rocky River, OH in 2019

Property values in Rocky River, OH

Rocky River satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $277,800
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $415,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $353,800
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $415,400
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $323,100
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $344,200
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $339,000
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $343,400
  • 2006: 29 buildings, average cost: $233,900
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $1,500,000
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $237,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $320,200
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $376,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $270,700
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $252,800
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $468,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $473,000
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $440,000
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $719,400
  • 2019: 7 buildings, average cost: $755,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rocky River, OH residents
Average permit cost in Rocky River, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Rocky River, OH
Historical housing units in Rocky River, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +339 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Rocky River, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.0%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.9%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Rocky River, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Top executives (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Top executives (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Lawyers (5.0%)
  • Engineers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)

Average climate in Rocky River, Ohio

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Rocky River, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.9. This is about average.

City:

84.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.258. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 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 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.626. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.626
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
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 4.4 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 8.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.65
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rocky River-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.7 miles away from the Rocky River city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 10.1 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rocky River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 48% 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 75.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 322.6 miles away from the city 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 252.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/2019 at 14:50:45, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, Depth: 1.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 146.9 miles away from Rocky River 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 (16) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rocky River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rocky River:

  • NORMANDY MANOR OF ROCKY RIVER (22709 LAKE RD)
  • WELSH HOME THE (22199 CENTER RIDGE RD)
  • DAVITA - HILLIARD DIALYSIS (19133 HILLIARD BLVD)
  • ROCKY RIVER DIALYSIS (20220 CENTER RIDGE ROAD, STE 50)
  • HERITAGE HOME HC OF ELYRIA, ROCKY RIVER AND MEDINA (20800 CENTER RIDGE RD 113)

Amtrak stations near Rocky River:

  • 8 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.
  • 15 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/Universities in Rocky River:

  • Brown Aveda Institute-Rocky River (Full-time enrollment: 191; Location: 19336 Detroit Rd.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.brownaveda.com)
  • Harmony Path School of Massage Therapy (Full-time enrollment: 10; Location: 20800 Center Ridge Rd Ste 107; Private, for-profit; Website: www.harmonypath.org)

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

  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 8 miles; Berea, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,699)
  • Cleveland State University (about 10 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 10 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Lorain County Community College (about 13 miles; Elyria, OH; FT enrollment: 7,690)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 13 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • John Carroll University (about 17 miles; University Heights, OH; FT enrollment: 3,546)
  • Oberlin College (about 24 miles; Oberlin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,795)

Public high school in Rocky River:

Private high school in Rocky River:

  • LUTHERAN HIGH WEST (Students: 443, Location: 3850 LINDEN RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rocky River:

Private elementary/middle schools in Rocky River:

  • ST CHRISTOPHER SCHOOL (Students: 468, Location: 1610 LAKEVIEW AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • RUFFING MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 308, Location: 1285 ORCHARD PARK DR, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Rocky River

Library in Rocky River:

  • ROCKY RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,434,234; Location: 1600 HAMPTON RD.; 115,504 books; 4,538 e-books; 18,226 audio materials; 23,762 video materials; 23 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 853 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod is missing...located next to Christ Scientist church ...west.
  • Church St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Center Ridge Rd.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rocky River: Cleveland Yacht Club (A), Westlake Yachting Club (B), Sea Shell Marina (C), Scenic Park Picnic Area (D), Westwood Country Club (E), Rocky River Fire Department (F), Rocky River Public Library (G), Rocky River City Hall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: River Plaza Shopping Center (1), Westwood Town Center Shopping Center (2), Rockport Shopping Center (3), Detroit-Linda Shopping Center (4), Rocky River Shopping Center (5), Beachcliff Market Square Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rocky River include: Saint Christopher Catholic Church (A), Buna Vistire Romanian Orthodox Church (B), Our Saviors Lutheran Church (C), Rockport United Methodist Church (D), Rocky River First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Rocky River Presbyterian Church (F), Rocky River United Methodist Church (G), Saint Thomas Lutheran Church (H), West Shore Unitarian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakewood Park Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Rocky River include: Memorial Field Park (1), Elmwood Playground (2), Tri-City Park (3), Linden Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: George Steinbrenner - (born 1930), owner of the New York Yankees, Carter Camper - Ice hockey player, Chris Hovan - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: May 12, 1978), Pat McCormick (actor) - Film actor, Alex Spooner - College football player (Cornell Big Red), Christian Howes (American) - Musician.

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:

2.2 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Rocky River in 2000:

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with most branches in Rocky River (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Rocky River Branch at 20000 Detroit Road, branch established on 1886/01/01; Westgate Branch at 20220 Center Ridge Rd, branch established on 1998/01/02. 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: Rocky River Giant Eagle Branch at 22160 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 2005/02/14; Rocky River Branch at 19825 Detroit Road, branch established on 2003/09/29. 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
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Center Ridge Branch at 21670 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 1953/12/29; Rocky River Branch at 19292 Detroit Road, branch established on 1986/09/02. 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
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Rocky River Banking Center Branch at 21810 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 2004/02/16. 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.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Center Ridge / Rocky River at 21550 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 1935/07/29. 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
  • KeyBank National Association: Westgate Branch at 20633 Center Ridge, branch established on 1953/12/04. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • New York Community Bank: 22255 Center Ridge Rd Branch at 22255 Center Ridge Rd, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $39,468.7 mil, Deposits: $20,709.8 mil, headquarters in Westbury, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 247 total offices, Holding Company: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Rocky River Branch at 21114 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 2009/09/30. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association: 20525 Center Ridge Road Branch at 20525 Center Ridge Road, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,362.1 mil, Deposits: $1,167.2 mil, headquarters in Lakewood, OH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 18 total offices
  • 3 other banks with 3 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Rocky River:

Marital status in Rocky River, OH
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

For population 25 years and over in Rocky River:

  • High school or higher: 97.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 59.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rocky River
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Rocky River:

(Rocky River, Ohio Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Rocky River, 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
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

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

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 891
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Cuyahoga County:

28.3%
State:

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

10.4%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.5%
Ohio:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.1%
Ohio:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rocky River:

18.5%
State:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Rocky River:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Rocky River:

6.9
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
Rocky River:

36.7%
Ohio:

34.3%

General health condition:
Rocky River:

60.1%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Rocky River:

78.0%
Ohio:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rocky River, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 32$243,522$91,3210$0
Firefighters 29$259,899$107,5440$0
Judicial and Legal 22$86,942$47,42320$37,782
Streets and Highways 21$115,866$66,2090$0
Parks and Recreation 17$83,675$59,065153$67,524
Water Supply 17$97,072$68,5211$549
Other and Unallocable 17$79,922$56,41619$1,859
Solid Waste Management 15$70,736$56,5891$1,579
Sewerage 9$42,185$56,2470$0
Other Government Administration 6$35,748$71,49611$21,934
Police - Other 4$19,671$59,01325$25,127
Correction 3$14,305$57,2200$0
Financial Administration 3$18,563$74,2520$0
Fire - Other 1$4,399$52,7880$0
Welfare 0$0 12$15,745
Totals for Government 196$1,172,505$71,786242$172,099

Rocky River government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $4,489,000 ($224.61)
    Sewerage: $1,442,000 ($72.15)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,504,000 ($575.60)
    Police Protection: $8,095,000 ($405.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,097,000 ($204.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,332,000 ($116.68)
    Regular Highways: $2,148,000 ($107.48)
    General - Other: $2,065,000 ($103.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,538,000 ($76.95)
    Health - Other: $992,000 ($49.63)
    General Public Buildings: $743,000 ($37.18)
    Central Staff Services: $740,000 ($37.03)
    Financial Administration: $418,000 ($20.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000 ($15.96)
    Corrections - Other: $245,000 ($12.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $325,000 ($16.26)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $242,000 ($12.11)
    Sewerage: $34,000 ($1.70)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $81,000 ($4.05)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($3.45)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($1.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($1.20)
    Corrections - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,804,000 ($890.82)

Rocky River government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,097,000 ($305.06)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,278,000 ($113.98)
    Other: $352,000 ($17.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($0.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,180,000 ($109.08)
    General Revenue - Other: $308,000 ($15.41)
    Rents: $109,000 ($5.45)
    Interest Earnings: $94,000 ($4.70)
    Special Assessments: $51,000 ($2.55)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,463,000 ($223.31)
    Sewerage: $3,301,000 ($165.17)
    General Local Government Support: $911,000 ($45.58)
    Highways: $790,000 ($39.53)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $14,592,000 ($730.11)
    Property: $7,333,000 ($366.91)
    Other License: $916,000 ($45.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $425,000 ($21.26)
    Other: $381,000 ($19.06)
    Motor Vehicle License: $145,000 ($7.26)

Rocky River government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,655,000 ($483.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,465,000 ($423.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,190,000 ($59.54)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $766,000 ($38.33)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $699,000 ($34.97)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $67,000 ($3.35)

Rocky River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,642,000 ($332.33)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,930,000 ($997.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,146,000 ($57.34)

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 Rocky River, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1JoS. A. Bank1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike2
CVS1OfficeMax1
Caribou Coffee2Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway2
DressBarn1Toys"R"Us1
FedEx6UPS5
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Vans1
GNC1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Home Depot1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rocky River:

  • 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)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRMR (1420 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND CLASSICAL RADIO, LLC)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCUE (1150 AM; 5 kW; CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rocky River:

  • 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.)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WBWC (88.3 FM; BEREA, OH; Owner: BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE)
  • 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.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • 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)
  • WFHM-FM (95.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WCLV (104.9 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RADIO SEAWAY, INC.)
  • WXTM (92.3 FM; CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCSB (89.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WENZ (107.9 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)

TV broadcast stations around Rocky River:

  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WXOX-LP (Channel 65; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: VENTURE TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • W53AX (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W51BI (Channel 51; KIRTLAND, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Rocky River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 499ft / 152mTotal length
  • $8,030,000Total costs
  • 945,510Total average daily traffic
  • 47,950Total average daily truck traffic
  • 855,949Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rocky River, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 131960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rocky River, OH

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Rocky River)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • OH-CLE0195A, 20525 Center Ridge Drive (Lat: 41.462889 Lon: -81.847111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: WQMZ816,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/21/2021, Expiration Date: 11/18/2030, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • CLE3D4, 1340 Depot St (Lat: 41.483000 Lon: -81.835889), Type: Mast, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WRAB411,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23325.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, 23325.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/29/2017, Expiration Date: 09/29/2027, Certifier: Christopher W Craven, Registrant: Bob, LLC Dba Business Only Broadband, 999 Oak Creek Dr., Lombard, IL 60148, Phone: (630) 590-6006, Email:
  • ROCKY RIVER, 18500 Lake Rd (Lat: 41.482806 Lon: -81.831500), Overall height: 46.9 m, Call Sign: WLS587,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2165.20 MHz, 10785.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/03/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2008, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150, Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30004, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 200 Yacht Club Dr Guard House (Lat: 41.488111 Lon: -81.835417), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KMC974, Licensee ID: L00005849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/1994, Expiration Date: 08/15/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116
  • 200 Yacht Club Dr Gas Dock (Lat: 41.486722 Lon: -81.833750), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: KSK324, Licensee ID: L00005849,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/1994, Expiration Date: 08/15/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Cleveland Yachting Club, 200 Yacht Club Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rocky River)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

2
  • SCM AVIATION LLC, 20680 Beachwood Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116
    Certificate: D004681 (LLC), Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/10/2012
  • SCM AVIATION LLC, 20680 Beachwood Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116
    Certificate: D004681 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/10/2012

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: WADDELL JAMES C RV-9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING YIO-320 SERIE (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 565RW, N565RW, N-565RW, Serial Number: 91969, Year manufactured: 2020, Airworthiness Date: 05/16/2020, Certificate Issue Date: 02/24/2020
    Registrant (Individual): James C Waddell, 1950 Wooster Rd Apt 1, Rocky River, OH 44116
  • Aircraft: BEECH 95-C55 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 165 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 591R, N591R, N-591R, Serial Number: TE-248, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 10/28/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 09/16/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew R Moan, 19369 Beach Cliff Blvd, Rocky River, OH 44116
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY C90A (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Turbo-prop
    N-Number: 707PC, N707PC, N-707PC, Serial Number: LJ1703, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2020
    Registrant (LLC): Skylift Air LLC, 21884 Avalon Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/09/2005, Exported to: Canada
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: P & W R-1340-AN-1 (550 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9893C, N9893C, N-9893C, Serial Number: 49-3211A, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 03/10/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/28/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Michael H Dee, 21565 Avalon Dr, Rocky River, OH 44116

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 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 ORIGINATED63$160,349187$172,171442$196,85319$65,1051$247,00013$254,769
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$160,0005$172,60031$188,4842$18,5000$01$77,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$219,66714$239,643108$179,13912$27,8330$05$177,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$168,00018$290,22274$190,0411$93,0000$02$176,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$156,5004$117,00016$167,9380$00$01$20,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1811.00 , 1812.01, 1812.03, 1812.04

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED37$177,73013$206,8460$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$193,4555$263,2000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$152,8757$206,8574$270,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$290,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$300,5001$232,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1811.00 , 1812.01, 1812.03, 1812.04

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rocky River, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Rocky River, OH - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 53. The highest number of fire incidents - 85 took place in 2008, and the least - 10 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Rocky River, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (64.6%), and Outside Fires (24.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Rocky River, OH
    • 58464.6%Structure Fires
    • 22524.9%Outside Fires
    • 849.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 111.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rocky River, OH
Most common first names in Rocky River, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John30977.6 years
Mary30382.8 years
William24177.6 years
Helen23983.0 years
Robert18174.6 years
Margaret17682.2 years
George15977.9 years
Joseph13279.3 years
James13175.2 years
Dorothy12482.0 years
Most common last names in Rocky River, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7579.6 years
Miller4878.3 years
Brown3477.4 years
Jones3083.6 years
Thomas2776.5 years
Kelly2778.4 years
Wilson2679.3 years
Johnson2571.0 years
Anderson2378.8 years
Davis2383.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rocky River, OH
  • 89.9%Utility gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rocky River, OH
  • 53.7%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 5.2%Other fuel
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used


Rocky River compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Rocky River on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Romania (population 500+)"
  • #94 (44116) 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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