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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Painesville is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 19,843. Painesville is in Lake County. Living in Painesville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Painesville and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Painesville...
Population
19,843

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Painesville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    10
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    94.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    359.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,443.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    44.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Painesville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,806
National
$55,322
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Painesville Reviews

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There are numerous homeless that wander the local library, making it feel like an unwelcoming environment. There really isn't much to do in Painesville for the youth, other than go to the Recreational park. Most of the entertainment is found in Mentor. I feel bad for the college kids that come from out of state! There isn't much around here for them to do.
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Certain areas of Painesville have a large drug problem and lots of 'boom car' noise pollution with cars constantly going down the streets, blasting their music[noise] loudly with the bass turned all the way up. Many houses are abondoned and you can often see a suspicious person walking around after midnight, dressed in all black clothing. Other areas of Painesville(near Concord for example), seem very nice and peaceful.

There are also a lot of homeless, but they usually go about their day and don't bother anybody.
Painesville is a quiet place where nothing horrible ever occurs. It is a very diverse town with all sorts of opinions and beliefs, and one has the liberty to voice their thoughts to very respectful people. The schools are very well equipped and recently built in 2008. The Harvey High School offers college classes as well as transportation to college courses in Auburn and college courses at Lakeland and Lake Erie College. Overall. Painesville is not an exciting town, but it is very calm, diverse, and respectful.