Cleveland might be the biggest city on Lake Erie, but it ranks behind Port Clinton and Toledo in the number of Lake Erie-destined boats registered in its corporate limits.

Port Clinton has 2,234 boats, roughly one for every two residents. Cleveland has 1,977, which means .005 percent of the population owns a boat.

Across Cuyahoga County, the numbers are better, with more than 10,000 boats.

Put-in-Bay is surprisingly near the bottom of the list, with 206 boats registered there. But that’s nearly one boat for every person who lives there year-round. So we’re betting the summer residents have their boats registered at their permanent residence.

RocktheLake analyzed Ohio Department of Natural Resources data with cleveland.com’s data analysis expert Rich Exner.

The department’s Division of Watercraft requires all boats to be registered, including kayaks, canoes and inflatable boats. Kite boards and stand-up paddleboards do not need to be registered.

Take a look at the list below.

 

City Count Of City
PORT CLINTON 2234
TOLEDO 2062
CLEVELAND 1977
SANDUSKY 1341
VERMILION 1256
LORAIN 1071
MENTOR 1017
AVON LAKE 1007
HURON 842
MARBLEHEAD 828
ELYRIA 739
MEDINA 690
OAK HARBOR 689
PERRYSBURG 659
FREMONT 648
CINCINNATI 643
WESTLAKE 619
PARMA 602
OREGON 585
AMHERST 580
BAY VILLAGE 579
ASHTABULA 569
AVON 567
COLUMBUS 559
LAKEWOOD 539
PAINESVILLE 532
CONNEAUT 503
ROCKY RIVER 490
STRONGSVILLE 484
MANSFIELD 475
EASTLAKE 449
MAUMEE 418
AKRON 417
FINDLAY 409
NORWALK 390
BRUNSWICK 389
NORTH OLMSTED 361
GENEVA 347
EUCLID 336
CHARDON 334
WILLOUGHBY 328
MADISON 325
CHAGRIN FALLS 322
N RIDGEVILLE 321
LKSID MARBLHD 288
CURTICE 281
LAKESIDE MARBLEHEAD 279
SYLVANIA 271
GRAFTON 257
SHEFFIELD LAKE 250
TIFFIN 245
BOWLING GREEN 241
WAKEMAN 234
BELLEVUE 230
NORTH RIDGEVILLE 218
ASHLAND 216
MARION 213
PUT IN BAY 206
WELLINGTON 202
BRECKSVILLE 201