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Old 11-21-17, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by irish_buffalo View Post
Mentor Median Family Income - $65,322
Colerain Township Family Income - $63,364
Washington Local (Whitmer) District Family Income - $57,202

The top three are large and diverse blue collar districts. The local HS football team seems to matter more to blue collar folks. It is a means of pride and escape...
Mentor and Colerain have today what Canton, Massillon, Youngstown, Middletown, etc. communities enjoyed for many decades.....solid household incomes, stable and good coaching, blue collar mentality, and immense community pride.

While Colerain Township and Mentor have continued to grow, the steel towns took major hits the past few decades. Families with financial resources moved to the suburbs, hence the improvement of suburban programs, and there's nothing to attract families into the communities.

Obviously quality coaching and youth programs are important, but not being in an inner-city district and/or economically depressed city is critical.
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