Solon Ohio Population Information, Crime and Arrest Statistics and History
Solon is a city in the Cuyahoga County in Ohio. It is 20.49 square miles in size. The city is named after Lorenzo Solon Bull, the son of one of the first settlers. The city was incorporated in 1961. It has won a Google eCity award and has been rated as the best place to raise kids, and the best place to live.
Solon Ohio overview
Solon, Ohio has a population of 22,962 with 5 constituent neighborhoods. The majority population (30.9%) are from those who belong to the age group of 35 to 54. There are 8,335 homes and apartments in Solon. The median value of homes in the city is $371,859, which is very high for the state of Ohio and also very high for the country. Real estate in Solon is very expensive compared to other places in the state and also the rest of the country.
A huge 62% of the population are college graduates. The per capita income level is $49,223, which is much more than the national average. The median income level of $96,976 is also very high compared to the US average. 4.8% of the total population were below the poverty line.
The major employers in Solon in terms of industry sector were Healthcare (18.1%), Manufacturing (13.2%), and Education (12.6%). The city is a white-collar city. It is a city with more people in the management profession, sales, and healthcare services. It is a highly educated place and has a very good school district.
In terms of race and ethnicity, a majority of the population (71.6%) were Whites. Blacks constituted 11.3% of the population and Asians 12.5%. English is the most common language spoken in Solon, followed by English and Indian languages. Around 14.9% of the residents of Solon were born outside the USA.
Solon Ohio crime statistics
Solon has a crime index of 73, on a scale of 1-100, where 1 is the most unsafe and 100 the safest. The city is 73% safer than other cities in the US. There were 197 crimes committed and the crime rate was 8.58 per 1000 residents. The city of Solon is 27% safer than most other communities in the state and country.
A comparison of violent crimes committed in Solon with Ohio shows that the crime rate of 0.57 per 1000 of Solon is significantly lesser than the Ohio state average of 2.97 per 1000. A citizen has a 1 in 1,766 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime, which is much better than the state average. The highest cases of violent crime were from assault with a crime rate of 0.30 per 1000, which was much lesser than the US average of 2.49 per 1000.
The property crime rate of Solon is 8.01 per 1000, which is three times lesser than that of the Ohio state average of 24.19 per 1000. You have a 1 in 125 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Solon, which is much less than that of the state average. The average rate of thefts was 6.45 per 1000, which was very less compared to the US average of 16.94 per 1000.
The crime per square mile of Solon area is 10 per square mile, which is three times lesser that of the Ohio state data of 31 per square mile.
The city has a crime index of 73, which indicates that it has a high degree of safety. All the parameters like violent crime rate, property crime rate, chances of being a victim of a crime, and the crime per square mile are very less compared to the rest of the state and country. The city is definitely a very safe place to live.