Community Profile

Location & Population


The City of Wickliffe is located in Northeast Ohio in Lake County, 12 miles east of Downtown Cleveland and 10 miles west of Painesville, the county seat. Wickliffe is 4.68 square miles.


The normal daily maximum temperature in January is 31.9F and daily minimum is 17.6F. Temperatures in July on average reach daily maximum of 82.4F and the daily minimum is 61.4F. Annually, the average precipitation is 36.6 inches of rain and 54.6 inches of snow. The highest temperature on record in Cleveland is 104F. The lowest is -20F.


  • Population 2,945,831
  • 15th largest consumer market in the U.S.


  • Wickliffe (2010) 12,750
  • Lake County (2010) 230,041

Ethic Composition

  • White 92.8%
  • Black 4.5%
  • Other 2.7%


  • 5,780 (2010)

Education & Libraries


Wickliffe City Schools student enrollment is approximately 1,500. Facilities include Elementary, Middle and High schools with a student teacher ratio of 14:1. Seventy percent of all students enter post high school education or training.

Wickliffe public schools have been repeatedly recognized nationally for excellence in educational curriculum and enjoy an award-winning teaching staff.

There are also two parochial elementary schools in Wickliffe-- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and All Saints.

Click here for more information on Wickliffe City Schools.

Wickliffe Colleges & Universities

The Center for Pastoral Leadership is a 52-acre campus that houses all the resources of the Diocese of Cleveland for preparing lay and ordained Roman Catholic clergy. The Center teams with John Carroll University to grant undergraduate and masters degrees for men considering the priesthood. Two hundred people are enrolled in various programs, including women and Christians of other denominations studying theology.

Nearby, Jewish men study at Telshe Yeshiva, the internationally prominent center for Orthodox scholarship. The 53-acre campus has 300 students attending high school, college, graduate, and postgraduate levels of study, primarily for careers as religious educators and Rabbis.

Area Colleges & Universities

The Cleveland area has 23 colleges and universities. Some of the area’s well-known universities are Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, John Carroll University, Lakeland Community College and Lake Erie College.


In 1997, the doors opened to Wickliffe’s new 22,000 square foot library that is science- and art- friendly. The state-of-the-art facility features computerized circulation systems, access to online resources and the ability to search libraries around the world. The library also provides more space for meetings and its specialized literacy and children programming. Wickliffe Public Library: 944-6010.

Click here for more information on the Wickliffe Public Library.

Area Churches & Attractions


  • Beautiful Gate Fellowship, 216 598-0420
  • Church of the North Coast, 440 960-1100
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 440 585-0700
  • Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 440 944-4402
  • Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, 440 585-8412

Community Attractions

  • Coulby Park Aquatic Center
  • Wickliffe Hall of Fame
  • Harry Coulby Mansion
  • Provo House
  • “Spirit of ‘76” Historic Marker
  • Wickliffe Historical Society

Cleveland Area Cultural Venues

  • Severence Hall / Cleveland Orchestra
  • Cleveland Playhouse
  • Playhouse Square Theater District
  • The Nautica Stage
  • Tower City Amphitheater
  • Gund Arena
  • Jacobs Field
  • Cleveland Browns Stadium
  • Blossom Music Center


  • Cleveland Art Museum
  • Western Reserve Historical Society
  • Cleveland MetroParks Zoo & Rainforest
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Natural History Museum
  • Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum
  • Cleveland Health Museum
  • Children’s Museum

Major Attractions & Events

  • Cleveland Indians Baseball
  • Cleveland Browns Football
  • Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball
  • Cleveland Barons (Minor League Hockey)
  • The Cleveland Grand Prix (Auto racing)
  • The Flats Entertainment District
  • Wildwater Kingdom
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park
  • Little Italy
  • Beaches and Parks
  • LakeFarmPark
  • Over 80 Golf Courses