Twinsburg is a suburban city in Summit County, Ohio, located about halfway between Akron and Cleveland. The population was 18,795 according to the 2010 census.
right|Location of Twinsburg, Ohio.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.3 km² (12.5 mi²). 32.2 km (12.4 mi) of it is land and 0.1 km (0.04 mi) of it (0.24%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 18,795 people, 7,507 households, and 5,124 families residing in the city. The population density was . There were 7,898 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the city was 78.5% White, 13.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 7,507 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.09.
The median age in the city was 41.4 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.
Of the city's population over the age of 25, 44.1% holds a bachelor's degree or higher.
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,006 people, 6,641 households, and 4,695 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,366.7 people per square mile (527.8/km). There were 6,871 housing units at an average density of 552.2 per square mile (213.3/km). The racial makeup of the city was 86.93% White, 8.73% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.95% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.
There were 6,641 households, out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the city the population was spread out, with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.
Twinsburg holds a yearly festival for twins, and other multiple births, called Twins Days. Non-twins are also welcome to attend.
This festival started in 1976 and has grown to be the world's largest annual gathering of twins, with around three thousand sets attending annually. The festival attracts twins, multiples and their families from much of the world, many sets returning year after year.
Twinsburg's schools draw their students from a suburban area located southeast of Cleveland and northeast of Akron. Local people come from a broad range of ethnic and economic origins. The area's schools form three separately governed jurisdictions: Reminderville, Twinsburg Township and the City of Twinsburg. The schools have received the "Excellent with Distinction" rating for the Ohio state tests for the 2010–11 school year.
The Twinsburg City School District is composed of five schools, 4069 students, 234 classified staff and 272 certified staff. Schools in the city are as follows:
According to the Twinsburg City Schools, The "Old School" located on Darrow Road was the only school building in Twinsburg until 1957, and was closed as a public school in 1992. The Twinsburg campus of Kent State Geauga occupied the "Old School" building until building a new facility in 2012. Supporters of the "Old School" have tried to have the building placed on the National Register of Historic Places, to prevent it from being torn down for redevelopment. The building has since been torn down. As of 2022, a vacant lot stands where the school once did.
The Japanese Language School of Cleveland (JLSC; クリーブランド日本語補習校 Kurīburando Nihongo Hoshūkō), a weekend Japanese supplementary school for Japanese nationals and Japanese Americans, previously had its office in Twinsburg. At the time it held its classes in Regina High School in South Euclid.
In 1817 Ethan Alling, then aged 16, came to Township Five in the tenth range of the Connecticut Land Company, also known as Millsville. Alling was to survey the of land his Connecticut family had purchased. He is considered the first settler of the town that would be renamed Twinsburg, and later he became the postmaster of the town, as well as a merchant, stagecoach operator, and hotel proprietor.
A pair of identical twins named Moses and Aaron Wilcox, from Killingworth, Connecticut, purchased some of land in 1819. They sold tracts at low prices to attract other settlers. The twins offered of land for a public square and twenty dollars to support the town's first school on the condition that the community would change its name from Millsville to Twinsburg. They shared a business and their property. Their wives were sisters who bore the same number of children to each twin. The twins died on the same day from the same disease, and are buried together in the Locust Grove Cemetery in Twinsburg.
In 1963, the Twinsburg Historical Society was founded. It was housed in the building formerly occupied by the Twinsburg Institute (founded by Samuel Bissell and built in 1863). The museum run by the Historical Society holds pictures, papers and documents related to the area's history. Tools and artifacts used by early artisans and farmers, furniture, including domestic items, clothes, and books, as well as letters and records of Twinsburg's early days, are all showcased. The Mail Pouch Tobacco sign displayed on the barn was one of the last ones painted by the famous barn painter Harley Warrick.
Twinsburg is served by the Twinsburg Public Library.
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