Reminderville, Ohio

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Reminderville is a village in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,404 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The village of Reminderville was incorporated in 1955. Clement L. Reminder, an early mayor, gave the village his name. Reminderville has been noted for its unusual place name.


Reminderville is located at 41°20′18″N 81°24′0″W (41.338198, -81.400128).According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.21 square miles (5.72 km2), of which 2.18 square miles (5.65 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.


It is bound on the North by Solon, OH; on the west by Twinsburg, on the east by Aurora, and on the South by Twinsburg & Twinsburg Township; within a few minutes of shopping and freeway access. It is primarily a residential community with its own police and fire departments. 83% of Reminderville is a part of the Twinsburg City School District and the balance is part of Aurora City Schools.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,404 people, 1,399 households, and 963 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,561.5 inhabitants per square mile (602.9/km2). There were 1,497 housing units at an average density of 686.7 per square mile (265.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 82.3% White, 9.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.3% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population. There were 1,399 households, of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age in the village was 38.3 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Private police

Reminderville fired its police force and replaced the police officers with private security guards who patrolled the town in blue "police-like" uniforms armed with 9mm semi-automatic weapons, radios, batons, and handcuffs. The contract with Corporate Security Inc. allowed Reminderville to cut its policing expenses from $180,000 to $90,000 per year, while increasing the number of patrol cars in the area and improving emergency response time from 45 minutes to six minutes.While the security officers had power to make a citizen's arrest, Reminderville did not grant them power to question, detain, or search suspects without risking a lawsuit. The arrangement ended due to pressures from public police organizations and complaints by residents that the security personnel were not adequately enforcing the laws.
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