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Top 17 Small Cities In Ohio

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2. Willowick

Willowick is a city located in Lake County, Ohio and is considered to be a suburb of Cleveland. The name Willowick comes from an interesting combination of nearby cities Willoughby and and Wickliffe.

According to Wikipedia this small Midwestern city is very tiny indeed as it covers about 2.5 square miles, all of which are land. With the median age of the city at around 41 in 2010 residents here are mostly younger in age with close to 80 percent of the population aged 45 and under.

Wikipedia also states that the median income in the city of Willowick, based off of the 2000 census, came in at $44,107 per household and the median income for the average family in Willowick was $52,675 in that same year. Neighborhood Scout shows that another great attribute of the city is that the majority of it’s residents come from many different ethnic backgrounds, creating a diverse community.

The site also states that a majority of residents here are considered blue collar workers and many members of the community work as sales and service providers, office workers and other professionals. The residents of Willowick also fall in close to the national average when it comes to residents who hold bachelor degrees or above at about 19 percent of the population.

Movoto Real Estate loves Willowick for it’s gorgeous weather year round with average temperatures in the summer season staying right around 71 degrees. Neighborhood Scout also says the city also has an exceptionally low unemployment rate of 6.2 percent.

If that isn’t enough to make you love this gorgeous little city perhaps it’s low crime rates will. With numbers at 1,283 crimes per 100,000 people in 2013 it is one of the safer cities in the state. Factor in those great features and the city’s close proximity to Cleveland, the most populated city in the entire state of Ohio and you’ve got a pretty nice little town to live and grow up in.

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