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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Willoughby is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 22,770. Willoughby is in Lake County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Willoughby offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Willoughby there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Willoughby and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Willoughby are above average.
About Willoughby...
Population
22,770

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$918
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Willoughby Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    39
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    130
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,195.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    65
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Willoughby

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,214
National
$55,322

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Since I have grown up here in Willoughby and still currently live here, I say that Willoughby is such a lovely town! The homes in Willoughby are very nice and taken care of. The school districts has improved in the last couple of month since the levy has passed. My siblings go to this school district and they always come home with a smile on their faces. Willoughby always felt like home and it always comforting with the excellency of our police officers, who does a great job at their jobs!
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Willoughby is a great city with a lot of parks around and even has a nice plaza in Downtown Willoughby. Right behind the plaza, there is a ton of baseball fields at Todd field. There is a lot of great things but there seems to be a bit of trash around the area so that is why I gave it one less star because with all of our parks and being by Lake Erie, we need to keep the area and environment clean for all the wild life and even for the ecosystem.
I've lived in Willoughby my whole life and I can safely say this city is the perfect place to raise a family. Our public school system is amazing, it is very safe most of the time, and it is rather affordable to live here. The nightlife in Willoughby is relatively relaxing, so if you're looking for a fast-paced night out, downtown Cleveland is only about 20 minutes away. However, if you're looking for diversity, it isn't very much. A good chunk of the residents are white and older.