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Rocky River, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Rocky River had a population of 20,496 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Rocky River, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,496
Daytime Population: Workers 8,552
Daytime Population: Residents 10,048
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,600
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 20,328
Population in Familes 15,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density2 4,327
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $74,118
Average Household Income $104,873
Per Capita Income $48,460


Total Housing Units 10,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,468 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,969 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 692 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $232,599
Average Home Value $265,731


Total Households 9,437
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 5,212
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% -0.08%
Households 0.23% -0.03%
Families -0.08% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2017 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 Density # 33 97th
Diversity Index # 434 64th
Median Household Income # 139 89th
Per Capita Income # 55 96th

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