Hunting Valley, Ohio

Hunting Valley, Ohio

Hunting Valley is a wealthy, suburban village located east of Cleveland in Cuyahoga and Geauga counties in the Northeast Ohio Region, the 14th largest Combined Statistical Area in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 735 and is ranked the 6th highest-income place in the United States.


Hunting Valley is one of the five municipalities, along with Moreland Hills, Orange Village, Pepper Pike and Woodmere, that originally formed Orange Township, established in 1820. Orange Township was the birthplace of President James A. Garfield in 1831. In 1924, Hunting Valley was incorporated as a village encompassing the northeast quadrant of the original Orange Township.


Hunting Valley is located at (41.476019, -81.401233).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²).None of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 735 people, 284 households, and 241 families residing in the village. The population density was 92.1 people per square mile (35.6/km²). There were 317 housing units at an average density of 39.7/sq mi (15.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.05% White, 0.14% African American, 0.68% Asian, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. 17.4% were of English, 17.1% German, 11.0% Irish, 9.0% Italian, 5.7% American and 5.6% Russian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 284 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.8% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.1% were non-families. 13.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 14.4% from 25 to 44, 35.9% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was in excess of $200,000, as is the median income for a family. Males had a median income of over $100,000 versus $42,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $144,281. About 2.1% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Hunting Valley is served by the Orange City School System which is well known as an exceptional public school system. Hunting Valley is also home to University School, a private all-boys day school in the Greater Cleveland Area.


Hunting Valley is a possible inspiration for the fictional town of Hunting Hills in the book The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives, by Sarah Strohmeyer.


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