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Willoughby, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Willoughby had a population of 22,958 as of July 1, 2016. Willoughby 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 Willoughby is located at latitude 41.6453 and longitude -81.4144 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Willoughby (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 659 feet.

The City of Willoughby (GNIS ID: 1086435) 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 Willoughby population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Willoughby: Chagrin, Chagrin Mills.

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


Total Population 22,958
Population in Households 22,759
Population in Familes 16,461
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density1 2,240
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 10,858
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 5,829
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,236 (53.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,622 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 730 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $164,060
Average Home Value $184,250


Median Household Income $52,163
Average Household Income $65,538
Per Capita Income $31,115
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.26%
Households 0.67% 0.37%
Families 0.31% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

Willoughby, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Willoughby 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 # 70 94th
Population Density1 # 203 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 334 72nd
Median Household Income # 484 60th
Per Capita Income # 192 84th

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