- Brecksville, Ohio
official_name = Brecksville, Ohio
image_caption = Brecksville City Hall
imagesize = 250px
mapsize1 = 250px
map_caption1 = Location of Brecksville in Cuyahoga County
leader_name = Jerry N. Hruby
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 50.8
area_land_km2 = 50.8
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 19.6
area_land_sq_mi = 19.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 13382
population_density_km2 = 263.5
population_density_sq_mi = 682.4
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = GR|3
elevation_m = 271
elevation_ft = 889
latd = 41 |latm = 18 |lats = 36 |latNS = N
longd = 81 |longm = 37 |longs = 44 |longEW = W
postal_code = 44141
area_code = 440
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 39-08364GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1064483GR|3
website = http://www.brecksville.oh.us/
Brecksville is located at coor dms|41|18|36|N|81|37|44|W|city (41.309904, -81.628894)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.8 km²), all of it land. Brecksville has a significant portion of its area within the Cleveland Metroparksand the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, with a number of rivers and wooded valleys. Brecksville's eastern border is traversed by the Cuyahoga Riverand borders Sagamore Hills Township and Boston Township, southern border Richfield Township (all three townships in Summit County), western border Broadview Heightsand northern border Independence.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,382 people, 5,033 households, and 3,754 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 682.4 people per square mile (263.5/km²). There were 5,206 housing units at an average density of 265.5/sq mi (102.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.91% (mayor) White, 0.01% African American, 0.03% Native American, 2.56% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 5,033 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 1.2% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $76,159, and the median income for a family was $86,848. Males had a median income of $65,382 versus $39,912 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $37,838. About 1.8% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.8% of those under age 18 and 4.6% of those age 65 or over.
Brecksville was founded in the lands of the
Western Reservein 1811, four years after several men — including Colonel John Breck — purchased the surrounding area. After the land was surveyed, Seth Payne, one of the surveyors, brought his family and settled in the area in June 1811, and he was soon followed by many other families. Although Colonel Breck never lived in Brecksville, his three sons did, and members of his family continued to live in Brecksville until 1934, when his great-grandson Dr. Theodore Breck died.
Brecksville was incorporated as a village in 1921, and it gained the status of city in 1960. [ [http://www.brecksville.oh.us/home/history.html History] , Brecksville city website, 2004. Accessed
Transportation and Economy
Brecksville is located near or on a number of highways that provide access to neighboring communities. Its major thoroughfares are State Route 21 (Brecksville Road) north and south, and State Route 82 (Royalton Road west of SR 21, Chippewa Road east of SR 21). I77 provides access to Cleveland and Akron, while I80 (the
Ohio Turnpike) provides access to Toledo and Pennsylvania. Accordingly, a significant portion of people living in Brecksville commute to nearby cities for work.
Cleveland RTA and Akron Metro buslines converge in Brecksville at the VA Medical Center off Brecksville Rd. This gives easy access to either Cleveland or Akron and outlying areas without having to drive.
Brecksville shares a school system with its neighboring city, Broadview Heights. There are three elementary schools (Hilton Elementary, Highland Drive Elementary, Chippewa Elementary), an intermediate school (Central School), a junior high school, and a high school in the system.
The Brecksville-Broadview Heights school system has received various awards for excellence in education. Most recently, the Chippewa and Hilton Elementary Schools were awarded the "School of Distinction" honor by the State Superintendent of Schools [ [http://www.bbhcsd.org/index.php?site=district BBHCSD - District News ] ] and Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School was one of only 14 public schools in Ohio nominated by the Ohio Department of Education for the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award in 2008. [ [http://www.bbhcsd.org/index.php?site=district BBHCSD - District News ] ]
Jerry N. Hruby is currently in his fifth term as
mayorof Brecksville. He also serves as the city's Safety Director.
* [http://www.brecksville.oh.us City of Brecksville]
* [http://www.bbhcsd.org/ Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools]
* [http://www.mayorhruby.com Mayor Hruby's Community Briefing]
* [http://www.brecksvilleschoolofmusic.com Brecksville School of Music]
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