Twinsburg, Ohio


Twinsburg, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Twinsburg, Ohio
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Twinsburg, Ohio.



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map_caption1 = Location within Summit County, Ohio

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Summit

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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Katherine Procop
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area_total_km2 = 32.3
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 17006
population_density_km2 = 527.7
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 44087
area_code = 330
blank_name = FIPS code
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website = http://www.mytwinsburg.com/
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Twinsburg is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States, a suburban city about halfway between Akron and Cleveland. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,006 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Twinsburg is located at coor dms|41|19|27|N|81|27|10|W|city (41.324122, -81.452704)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.5 square miles (32.3 km²), of which, 12.4 square miles (32.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.24%) is water.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,006 people, 6,641 households, and 4,695 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,366.7 people per square mile (527.8/km²). There were 6,871 housing units at an average density of 552.2/sq mi (213.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.93% White, 8.73% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 6,641 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $61,638, and the median income for a family was $72,634. Males had a median income of $51,489 versus $33,194 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,708. About 1.6% of families and 2.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Events

Twinsburg holds a yearly festival just for pairs of twins called Twins Days. More than just twins are welcome.

This festival started in 1976 with only 36 sets of twins but has grown to be the world's largest annual gathering of twins with approximately 3,000 sets attending each year. The weekend of events attracts twins, multiples and their families from all over the world, many returning year after year.

Education

Twinsburg's school community is a suburban, residential area located convert|20|mi|km|-1 southeast of Cleveland and convert|20|mi|km|-1 northeast of Akron. Residents are from a broad range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. The school's community is composed of three separately governed jurisdictions of Reminderville, Twinsburg Township and the City of Twinsburg.

The Twinsburg City School District is composed of five schools, 4069 students, 234 classified staff and 272 certified staff.

Twinsburg High School - Grades 9 - 12Built in 1999; L-Pod build out and open Fall 2006

R. B. Chamberlin Middle School - Grades 7-8Built as High School in 1957; cafeteria, gym/industrial arts wing added in 1959; Junior High, library and art wing added in 1960; first floor science wing added 1986; cafeteria renovation 1989; second floor to science wing 1992; renovated to Middle School 1999

Dodge Intermediate School - Grades 4-6Built as Middle School in 1970; gymnasium added in 1979; 12 classrooms added in 1984; renovated to Intermediate School in 1999

Bissell Elementary School - Grades 2-3Built in 1964; classrooms doubled in 1992

Wilcox Primary - Grades PK-1Built in 1959; classrooms doubled in 1992

Twinsburg Elementary (The "Old School")Built in 1920; expanded in 1952 (was only school in Twinsburg until 1957); closed as a public school building in 1992. It is now part of Kent State Geauga Campus.

Twinsburg received an Excellent rating for its school district, the highest rating given today.

History

In 1817, a sixteen-year-old boy named Ethan Alling arrived in Township Five in the tenth range of the Connecticut Land Company, also known as Millsville. Alling was to survey the four hundred acres his Connecticut family had purchased. He is considered the first settler of the town that would be renamed Twinsburg, and eventually he became the postmaster, stagecoach operator, merchant and hotel proprietor of the community.

A set of identical twins from Killingworth, Connecticut purchased some convert|4000|acre|km2|0 of land in 1819 and began selling small parcels at low prices to attract other settlers. The Wilcox twins then offered six acres of land for a public square and $20.00 toward starting the first school if the residents would change the settlement's name from Millsville to Twinsburg. Moses and Aaron Wilcox were reportedly so identical only their closest friends could tell them apart. They were lifelong business partners; held all their property in common; married sisters; had the same number of children; contracted the same fatal ailment; died within hours of each other and are buried in the same grave in Twinsburg’s Locust Grove Cemetery.

Since the first settlers arrived in the early 1800’s, the area has had a long, distinguished history. To that end, The [http://lwkweb.com/TwinsburgHistoricalSociety/ Twinsburg Historical Society] was formed in 1963. Finding a home in what was originally the Samuel Bissell Institute, built in the 1860’s, the Society’s museum houses pictures, papers and documents pertaining to the area’s history. Tools and equipment used by early artisans and farmers, furniture, household items, clothes, books, letters and records of Twinsburg’s early citizens are all showcased. The Mail Pouch Tobacco sign proudly displayed on the barn was one of the last ones painted by famous barn painter, Harley Warrick

Twinsburg is served by the Twinsburg Public Library.

Twinsburg's Mayors

Notable Natives

Dan Miller (Member of O-Town)

James Posey (NBA Boston Celtics)

Kelly Herndon (NFL Tennessee Titans)

Eric Tscherne (Hot Wheels Designer)

Nilin Rao

Ed Buchanan [Award Winning Playwright]

References

External links

* [http://www.twinsburg.k12.oh.us/ Twinsburg City Schools]
* [http://www.twinsburg.lib.oh.us/ Twinsburg Public Library]
* [http://www.mytwinsburg.com/ City of Twinsburg]
* [http://www.twinsburgchamber.com/ Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://lwkweb.com/TwinsburgHistoricalSociety/ Twinsburg Historical Society]


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