Wickliffe is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. The
population was 12,750 at the 2010 census.
A post office called Wickliffe has been in operation since 1843.
The city was named after Charles A. Wickliffe, 11th United States
3.1 2010 census
3.2 2000 census
4.1 Primary and Secondary education
4.2 Higher education
5 Parks and recreation
6 Coulby Mansion and Park
7 Notable people
9 External links
Wickliffe is located at 41°36′34″N 81°28′22″W /
41.60944°N 81.47278°W / 41.60944; -81.47278 (41.609398,
According to the United States
Census Bureau, the city has a total
area of 4.66 square miles (12.07 km2), of which 4.64 square miles
(12.02 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is
It is landlocked due to the neighboring cities of Euclid and Willowick
(to which it partially lent its name); it also borders Willoughby;
Eastlake and Richmond Heights are not quite adjacent to it, but are
Edward A. Levon, President
Matthew C. Jaworski, at-large
Maria L. Salotto, at-large
Thomas M. Bogo, Sr., ward 1
Jason M. Biondolillo, ward 2
Joseph D. Sakacs, ward 3
Sherry Koski, ward 4
As of the census of 2010, there were 12,750 people, 5,455
households, and 3,426 families residing in the city. The population
density was 2,747.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,060.9/km2). There
were 5,780 housing units at an average density of 1,245.7 per square
mile (481.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.8% White, 4.5%
African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.2% from other
races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race
were 1.2% of the population.
There were 5,455 households of which 26.3% had children under the age
of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together,
13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a
male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. Of
all households 32.2% were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone
living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household
size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.
The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.4% of residents were under
the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from
25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or
older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there are 12,750 people, 5,604
households, 3,754 families residing in the city. The population
density is 2,898.2 people per square mile. There are 5,787 housing
units at an average density of 1,243.8 per square mile (480.5/km²).
The racial makeup of the city is 95.37% White, 2.85% African American,
0.04% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from
other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population
are Hispanic or Latino of any race. According to
Census 2000 20.2%
were of Italian, 13.6% German, 13.4% Irish, 9.4% Polish, 9.0% Slovene
and 6.4% English ancestry.
There are 5,604 households out of which 23.2% have children under the
age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together,
10.3% have a female with no husband present, and 33.0% are
non-families. Of all households 29.0% are made up of individuals and
13.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The
average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.92.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.1% under the age of
18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and
23.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years.
For every 100 females there are 94.6 males. For every 100 females age
18 and over, there are 90.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $43,500, and the
median income for a family is $51,351. Males have a median income of
$37,641 versus $27,847 for females. The per capita income for the city
is $21,194. 6.5% of the population and 3.6% of families are below the
poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.0% of those under the
age of 18 and 5.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty
Primary and Secondary education
The citizens in the
City of Wickliffe attend the Wickliffe
District which include Wickliffe Elementary School for grades K–4,
Wickliffe Middle School for grades 5-8, and Wickliffe High School for
grades 9–12. Due to renovations and cost, beginning in August 2019,
the old elementary school (Lincoln) will be closed, with the old
middle school taking all students in grades K-6; meanwhile, the high
school will take all students in grades 7-12.
The public schools mascot are known as the Wickliffe Blue Devils.
There is also a
Roman Catholic School, Mater Dei Academy, founded in
2010, which offers education for children in pre-school through grade
Wickliffe High School, the associated athletic field, and Board of
Education offices are located on the land occupied by the former
estate of Frank Rockefeller, brother of John D. Rockefeller. The
Board building was the carriage house for the Rockefeller estate.
Previously, there were two other elementary schools - Worden and
Mapledale. These were closed in 1982. Around 2010, Mapledale was
demolished and replaced by a housing community and golf course. Worden
was also demolished and replaced by the Wickliffe Community Center.
Wickliffe is home to Saint Mary
Seminary and Graduate School of
Roman Catholic seminary serving the Diocese of
Cleveland. It was established in 1848 by the first bishop of the Roman
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Louis Amadeus Rappe. It is located
at 28700 Euclid Avenue. The seminary was originally a high school
built by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. It
housed the first Marycrest School for troubled girls. It was not a
home for unwed mothers. The Good Shepherd Sisters sold the school
building and grounds to the diocese for Boromeo
Seminary use in the
mid-1940s and moved the school to the Marcus Hanna estate in
Independence, Ohio. Marycrest High School closed its doors on
September 11, 2001.
It is also home to the Telshe Yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish yeshiva
which originated in Telz, Lithuania, and moved to Wickliffe after
Lithuania fell to the Nazis in World War II.
Parks and recreation
Also in Wickliffe, there are multiple parks scattered throughout. The
most well-known being Coulby Park which includes an award-winning
aquatic center, multiple baseball fields, a pond, and home to City
Hall. There are also Jindra Park, Nehls Park, Featherston Park,
Orlando Park, Levi Lane Park, and Intihar Park. Three of the parks,
Featherston, Intihar and Jindra Parks, were renamed after residents
who perished in service to the United States of America.
Coulby Mansion and Park
The Coulby Mansion and Park were built between 1911 and 1913 by Harry
Coulby, who was in shipping and Wickliffe's first mayor. It cost over
$1 million at the time. This mansion is on the National Register
of Historic Places.
Coulby Mansion was Coulby's home until his death on January 18, 1929.
It was also once a Catholic girls' school. The city bought the
property in 1954 and it currently serves as Wickliffe's
City Hall. The
previous owners did not damage or remove many original fixtures.
Coulby Mansion has sixteen rooms, seven fireplaces, a Tiffany
skylight, hand-carved walnut moldings and paneling from Bohemia, and
an extensive garden with fountains. The exterior of the building is
white glazed terra cotta.
Coulby Mansion is located next to Coulby Park, Wickliffe's main city
park, which has trails, a pool facility, extensive playground
equipment, and a pond stocked with fish.
Jayne Kennedy, TV personality
Bob Mrosko, professional football player
Tara Seibel, American illustrator
Steve Wood, American bishop
John Widecan, University of Cincinnati Football Director of Football
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Wickliffe Public Library
Municipalities and communities of Lake County, Ohio, United States
County seat: Painesville