Rocky River, Ohio

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Rocky River is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is named after the river that forms its eastern border. The population was 20,735 at the 2000 census.



Rocky River is at 41°28′31″N 81°50′45″W / 41.47528°N 81.84583°W / 41.47528; -81.84583 (41.475297, -81.845759)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.6 square miles (14.6 km²), of which, 4.8 square miles (12.3 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it (15.45%) is water.

Rocky River forms most of its eastern border from Lakewood along the river bearing its name in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. (A small strip of Cleveland itself directly borders Rocky River, although the two cities are not directly connected by roads.) Lake Erie lines the entire northern border of the city while the city of Fairview Park marks the southern border. To the west, Rocky River's neighbors include the cities of Bay Village on the northern part and Westlake on the southern part.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 20,735 people, 9,709 households, and 5,437 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,360.8 people per square mile (1,685.4/km²). There were 10,166 housing units at an average density of 2,138.0/sq mi (826.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.83% White, 0.41% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

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