Wadsworth City

Home of the famous Blue Tip Festival, this lovely area is also home to over 70 manufacturing and more than 40 diversified industrial establishments. Located in the southeast corner of Medina County, the Wadsworth area is bisected by I-76 and is only 13 miles west of Akron and 35 miles south of Cleveland. Wadsworth has a revitalized central business district and offers industrial sites in the Quantum Center Industrial Park and Wadsworth Corporate Park, as well as several other industrial sites throughout the city. All industrial sites are located within Wadsworth’s Community Reinvestment Area where real property tax abatement is possible. Wadsworth Corporate Park is designated a Foreign Trade Zone which offers unique benefits.

Wadsworth prides itself on excellent public services including water, sewer, electric, telecommunications, and sanitation. For more information on industrial development in Wadsworth, please contact either Robert J. Patrick, City of Wadsworth Director of Public Service (330) 335-2708 or via e-mail at rpatrick@wadsworthcity.org, or Harry Stark, Assistant Director of Public Service at (330) 335-2707 or via email at hstark@wadsworthcity.org.

Wadsworth Community Partners Project is community, schools and government working together to preserve our city of pride and promise. Wadsworth City Schools has teamed with community partners taking an innovative approach to a new High School. The High School is partially funded under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program administered by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. The 450,000square foot building will also incorporate a health center, fitness center, Center for Older Adults, a health center, WCTV, and a community library. The collaborative nature of this Community Campus makes it unique and offers a opportunities not only to the students, but to the community as well. Visit Wadsworth City Schools for updates.

Established in 1814, a drive through the vintage downtown area brings history into the present. Experiencing a healthy growth trend, Wadsworth offers a special “hometown” quality of life to natives and newcomers alike. The Wadsworth area has over 200 acres of park facilities, an excellent school system, municipal airport, and a modern hospital.

City of Wadsworth Demographics

Population (2014, est.) 21,844
Unemployment Rate (2012) 6.4%
Median Household Income (2010) $58,734
Education
High school and above 92.3%
Bachelor’s degree and above 31.7%
Master’s degree and above 9.1%
Housing
Homeownership Rate 74.8%
Median Home Value $140,495
Travel Time to Work
Less than 15 minutes 33.5%
15 to 30 minutes 39.7%
30 to 45 minutes 17.4%
45 to 60 minutes 4.9%
60 minutes or more 4.5%

*Data above from Profiles of Ohio (Grey House Publishing).

For more information on Wadsworth, visit City of Wadsworth and the Wadsworth Chamber of Commerce.