Grand River, Ohio

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Grand River is a village in Lake County, Ohio, United States, along the Grand River. The population was 345 at the 2000 census.

Grand River is the hometown of Don Shula, a former professional football coach for the National Football League, who coached the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories, and an undefeated season in 1972.


Grand River is located at 41°44′15″N 81°16′55″W / 41.7375°N 81.28194°W / 41.7375; -81.28194 (41.737443, -81.281874),[3] within Painesville Township.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (15.38%) is water.

Headlands Beach State Park lies adjacent to the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 345 people, 122 households, and 96 families residing in the village. The population density was 627.1 people per square mile (242.2/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 227.2/sq mi (87.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.42% White and 0.58% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population. 26.1% were of German, 13.7% English, 12.4% American, 8.5% Irish, 8.2% Italian, 6.5% Hungarian and 6.5% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 122 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.0% were married couples living together, 2.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.1 males.

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