North Olmsted

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North Olmsted
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Location in Ohio
Basic data
State : United States
State : Ohio
County : Cuyahoga County
Coordinates : 41 ° 25 ′  N , 81 ° 55 ′  W Coordinates: 41 ° 25 ′  N , 81 ° 55 ′  W
Time zone : Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )
Residents : 34,113 (as of: 2000)
Population density : 1,133.3 inhabitants per km 2
Area : 30.1 km 2  (approx. 12 mi 2 ) of
which 30.1 km 2  (approx. 12 mi 2 ) is land
Height : 232 m
Postal code : 44070
Area code : +1 440
FIPS : 39-56882
GNIS ID : 1056457
Website :
Mayor : Thomas O'Grady

North Olmsted is a city in Cuyahoga County , Ohio , United States . At the 2000 census, the city population was 34,113. The city has a size of 30.1 km². The city is located approximately 17 miles from Cleveland .


The entire area of ​​North Olmstead was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve .

In 1806, a substantial stretch of land that included what is now North Olmsted and other areas was sold for $ 30,000 to Aaron Olmstead, a wealthy associate of the Connecticut Land Company. In 1829 the heir offered to build a library to name the place after his father.

The first factory on site was a sawmill on the Rocky River Falls in the late 1820s , which for a long time would remain the only sign of industrialization . In 1908 the municipality North Olmsted was founded from parts of the localities of Olmsted and Dover. At this time, the original family name Olmstead was changed to Olmsted .

At the turn of the century, North Olmsted was connected to Cleveland with the Cleveland, Southwestern and Columbus Railway (CS&C). After the company went bankrupt in 1929, the operation between Cleveland and North Olmsted was taken over by the municipality and switched to bus service . This created the North Olmsted Municipal Bus Line , the first municipal transport company in Ohio.

Known residents

Charles Alden Seltzer, one of the mayors, was a well-known writer of western stories that have been translated into various languages.

Lewis Urry , a Canadian chemical engineer and inventor of the alkaline manganese battery, is buried in Butternut Ridge Cemetery in North Olmsted.

Timothy Franklin Gates, the founder of Zurn Corporation, grew up in North Olmsted.

Was born Greg Lynn , an architect, philosopher and science fiction writer.


In 2000, 34,113 inhabitants lived in 13,517 households and 9,367 in North Olmsted, which corresponds to a population density of 1,132 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Of the 13,517 households, 30% had children under the age of 18, and almost 60% were married couples. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median household income was $ 52,542. The per capita income was $ 24,329.

Business activity

The largest local industrial employer is Moen Incorporated , a manufacturer of installation supplies.


  • North Olmsted (Images of America: Ohio) , by Dale Thomas, 128 pages, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 978-0738561516

Individual evidence

  1. ^ The Range Boss , by Charles Alden Seltzer at Project

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