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Bedford Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Bedford Heights had a population of 10,605 as of July 1, 2016. Bedford Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bedford Heights is located at latitude 41.4036 and longitude -81.5024 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bedford Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The City of Bedford Heights (GNIS ID: 1085952) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bedford Heights population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Bedford Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,605
Population in Households 10,544
Population in Familes 7,708
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density1 2,334
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 5,122
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 2,802
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,512 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,610 (45.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 614 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $119,074
Average Home Value $132,813


Median Household Income $34,985
Average Household Income $45,953
Per Capita Income $22,316
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.24%
Households 0.03% -0.08%
Families -0.24% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bedford Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bedford Heights to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 175 86th
Population Density1 # 185 85th
Diversity Index2 # 101 92nd
Median Household Income # 1098 10th
Per Capita Income # 720 41st

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