About Us

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About Us

The City of Brecksville was founded in 1811. It was incorporated as a village under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1921 and attained City status in 1960 by virtue of its population exceeding 5,000. It is located in Cuyahoga County in northeastern Ohio, in the heart of rolling woodlands approximately fifteen miles south of the City of Cleveland. The City covers 19.54 square miles. In the year 2010 the U.S. Census Bureau reported that Brecksville had a population of 13,440, up from13,382 in 2000.

Brecksville is a community of the Western Reserve, founded in 1811. Colonel John Breck and several partners purchased the land now known as Brecksville in 1807. They sent a group of men to survey the land and prepare it for settlement. One of these surveyors, Seth Payne returned in June of 1811 to settle with his family and act as a land agent for Colonel Breck. In that same year, six other families came to Brecksville and then shortly thereafter, more families settled. Colonel Breck never settled in the town that was named after him, however, his three sons did. The last member of the Breck family to settle in Brecksville was Dr. Theodore Breck, a great grandson of the Colonel. He practiced medicine in the Breck home on public square until his death in 1934.

Brecksville was incorporated as a village under the laws of the State of Ohio in 1921 and attained City status in 1960 by virtue of its population exceeding 5,000.

Legislative authority is vested in a seven-member City Council which is elected at large and whose terms are staggered. Four Council members are elected at each regular municipal election in November of odd numbered years.


General Characteristics


Total Population: 13,440

Sex and Age

  • Median Age: 47.4 years
  • Male: 49.9%
  • Female: 50.1%
  • 19 years and under: 3,333
  • 20 to 49 years: 4,032
  • 50 to 80 years: 5,242
  • Over 80 years: 833

Housing

  • Single-family Home Occupied: 5,349
  • Median Value: $243,100
  • Median Household Income: $93,409