Strongsville is Getting Older, New Census Figures Show

Median age increases; fewer people own their homes; households are smaller, data says

Strongsville aged significantly over the last 10 years, newly released figures show.

The median age leaped from 39.1 in 2000 to 45.2 in 2010, the data shows.

Statewide, the median age is 38.8.

People 62 and older, who a decade ago made up 27.2 percent of the city's population, today account for 36.2 percent.

"That is a big jump," City Planner Bob Hill acknowledged.

Hill said he could not explain the increase, other than that some older people may be choosing to stay in Strongsville while some younger ones, like new college graduates, are leaving town.

But some increase in the median age is to be expected. "We are an aging population," Hill said.

Strongsville Patch has already shared information about Strongsville  and .

Some other key figures in the new census information:

• While the population increased by only 892 people (43,858 to 44,750), the number of housing units went up by 1,613. There are now 18,476 housing units in Strongsville.

• Household size has decreased, going from 2.69 in 2000 to 2.52 today. Statewide, the average is 2.44.

• Fewer people in Strongsville are homeowners. Among occupied housing units, the ownership rate is 80.8 percent, while a decade ago it was 87.6 percent.

• There are 817 vacant homes in Strongsville, about 4.4 percent of the total. Ten years ago, there were 654.

Janice Krusoczky May 12, 2011 at 10:31 PM
What?! The age 62 & over crowd in Strongsville grew by 9%?!!! Then why would KASICH and his cronies want to eliminate the estate tax for the wealthy elderly? I thought they were leaving Ohio in hoards at their accountants' advice to avoid the estate tax when they die. Guess that was another lie from Ohio's Republican leaders to help their rich buddies get richer and rob local funds away from city budgets- therefore increasing levies/taxes for us middle class citizens. The proof is in the pudding/ census! Wake up, Ohioans!!!
Ed Oliveros May 13, 2011 at 03:14 PM
Taxes are too high at almost every level in Ohio. As a state and as a region we must compete with other parts of the country for businesses(which means jobs), people and talent--- excessive taxation discourages all of these. Take a look at the south and western parts of the country. In Texas there is no state income tax, no city income taxes and no estate taxes, Texas is booming economically. In northeast Ohio people are still voting with their feet--they are leaving.


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