Median Income in Strongsville: Maybe Not as High as You'd Think
New Census data reveals some interesting facts about the city's workers
More than half of the households in Strongsville have an income less than $75,000 a year, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Census.
Some 3.8 percent of households live on less than $10,000 a year, and 5.7 percent of the population is below poverty level.
On the other hand, 4.5 percent of households enjoy incomes of more than $200,000 a year.
The figures are part of the American Community Survey, offering estimates from 2008-2010. The numbers are based on information collected during that three-year period and are not part of the 2010 Census count.
For households: $70,976
For families (two or more people living together related by birth, marriage or adoption): $91,974
About 68 percent of the city's population 16 and over is in the labor force, and only 4.4 percent is unemployed.
About 10 percent of employees work in retail, 26 percent in education or health care, and 14 percent in manufacturing.
Almost 13 percent are government workers and 5 percent are self-employed.
More than 93 percent of Strongsville's population has health insurance coverage.
Getting to Work
Half of all workers have left for their jobs by 7:30 a.m.
Mean travel time to work is 26.7 minutes. Only about 6 percent of employed people travel longer than 60 minutes to get to work, and 10 percent have a commute of less than 10 minutes.
To get to work, 92 percent of people drive a vehicle; 84 percent drive alone rather than in a carpool. About 2 percent take public transportation, 1.3 percent walk and no one rides a bicycle, statistically speaking.