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Brook Park is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States and a suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2010 Census, the city population was 19,212.

Brook Park
City of Brook Park
Official seal of Brook Park
Seal
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°23′58″N 081°49′06″W / 41.39944°N 81.81833°W / 41.39944; -81.81833Coordinates: 41°23′58″N 081°49′06″W / 41.39944°N 81.81833°W / 41.39944; -81.81833
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyCuyahoga
Village1914
City1960
Government
 • TypeMayor & Council
 • MayorMike Gammella[1]
Area
 • Total7.53 sq mi (19.50 km2)
 • Land7.53 sq mi (19.50 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation797 ft (243 m)
Population
 • Total19,212
 • Estimate 
(2018[5])
18,533
 • Density2,551.4/sq mi (985.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EST)
ZIP code
44142
Area code(s)216
FIPS code39-09288[6]
GNIS feature ID1048554
Websitecityofbrookpark.com

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GeographyEdit

Brook Park is located at 41°23′58″N 81°49′6″W / 41.39944°N 81.81833°W / 41.39944; -81.81833 (41.399550, −81.818423).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.53 square miles (19.50 km2), all land.[2]

While Brook Park's official name has always been spelled as two words, it is sometimes mistakenly seen spelled as one word, which is the spelling of nearby Brookpark Road.[8]

HistoryEdit

Brook Park became a city in 1960.[9] The city attracted national attention when 21 Marines of the 3rd battalion, 25th Marines Regiment, 4th Marine division headquartered in the city were killed in combat in Iraq on August 1 and August 3, 2005. The unit lost 48 Marines during the course of the deployment.[10] On August 5, the city government printed and distributed American flags for every household in the city to display on their windows. On August 8, thousands of citizens from throughout Northeast Ohio attended a memorial service to show their support for the fallen Marines. National, state and local politicians also voiced their mutual support for the families affected and for the ongoing support needed for all of the service members still involved in their mission overseas.

Thomas J. Coyne Jr. was re-elected mayor on November 5, 2013, after 12 years out of the office, which had been held by Mark J. Elliot. Coyne had been the Mayor of Brook Park from 1981 to 2002. Coyne is most known for the 2001 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport runway extension deal with then Mayor of Cleveland Michael R. White, which ceded Brook Park land including homes and the International Exposition Center (IX Center) to Cleveland in exchange for NASA Glenn Research Center and ten years of tax revenues from the IX Center. Coyne had originally came to Brook Park with his family at the age of nine from Cleveland around the time of the city's incorporation in 1960. He is an alumnus of St. Edwards in nearby Lakewood.

On November 7, 2017, former Brook Park council president Mike Gammella defeated Coyne in a four-person race. Gammella received 42% of the vote.[11]

DemographicsEdit

93.9% spoke English, 1.8% Spanish, 1.2% German, and 0.6% Greek.[12]

Census Pop.
1920861
1930837−2.8%
19401,12234.1%
19502,606132.3%
196012,856393.3%
197030,774139.4%
198026,195−14.9%
199022,865−12.7%
200021,218−7.2%
201019,212−9.5%
Est. 201818,533[5]−3.5%
Sources:[13][14][6][15]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 19,212 people, 7,799 households, and 5,318 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,551.4 inhabitants per square mile (985.1/km2). There were 8,171 housing units at an average density of 1,085.1 per square mile (419.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 3.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 7,799 households of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 21% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 21,218 people, 8,193 households, and 5,989 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,815.1 people per square mile (1,086.5/km²). There were 8,370 housing units at an average density of 1,110.5 per square mile (428.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.49% White, 1.95% African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.26% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 8,193 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,333, and the median income for a family was $53,324. Males had a median income of $40,202 versus $25,943 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,411. About 3.5% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.3% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

Brook Park is part of the Berea City School District. Elementary students attend Brookview or Brook Park Memorial elementary school. Middle School students attend Middleburg Heights Junior High School (former Midpark High School), in the neighboring city of Middleburg Heights; for intermediate school students attend Ford Intermediate School. High school students attend Berea-Midpark High School, in the neighboring city of Berea.

EconomyEdit

Top employersEdit

According to Brook Park's 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 U.S. Department of the Interior 1,649
2 Ford Motor Company 1,599
3 DayStar Staffing Solutions 798
4 Marc's 641
5 Group Management Services 457
6 Credit First National Association 411
7 City of Brook Park 312
8 Lakefront Lines 276
9 Alycon Technical 254
10 Global Payment Holding 253

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mlady, Beth. "New Brook Park mayor, city council take oaths of office".
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ Segall, Grant (7 July 2014). "Brook Park has weathered 100 contentious, confusing years". cleveland.com. The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Brook Park's 100 years: a timeline". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Brook Park Marine battalion returns to Middle East". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Tom Coyne, Beachwood Mayor Merle Gorden Lose Re-Election". Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Data Center Results". Retrieved 2 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  16. ^ City of Brook Park CAFR

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