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Rocky River, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Rocky River had a population of 20,376 as of July 1, 2016. Rocky River ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rocky River is located at latitude 41.4731 and longitude -81.8538 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rocky River (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.87 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Rocky River (GNIS ID: 1085996) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rocky River population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Rocky River, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,376
Population in Households 20,209
Population in Familes 15,408
Population in Group Qrtrs 167
Population Density1 4,302
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 9,427
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 5,222
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,421 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,006 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 652 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $228,818
Average Home Value $257,884


Median Household Income $67,766
Average Household Income $100,184
Per Capita Income $46,524
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% -0.09%
Households 0.25% 0.01%
Families -0.06% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rocky River, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rocky River to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 93rd
Population Density1 # 33 97th
Diversity Index2 # 428 65th
Median Household Income # 150 88th
Per Capita Income # 54 96th

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