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Berea, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Berea had a population of 18,616 as of July 1, 2017. Berea 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 Berea is located at latitude 41.3705 and longitude -81.8618 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berea (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Berea (GNIS ID: 1085954) 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 Berea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berea: Lyceum Village.

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Berea, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,616
Daytime Population: Workers 9,215
Daytime Population: Residents 8,997
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,212
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 16,375
Population in Familes 12,232
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,241
Population Density2 3,261
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $56,162
Average Household Income $70,033
Per Capita Income $29,843


Total Housing Units 7,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,916 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,398 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 594 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $140,563
Average Home Value $156,265


Total Households 7,314
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,229
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.33%
Households -0.29% -0.29%
Families -0.51% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Berea, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berea to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 102 92nd
Population Density # 65 95th
Diversity Index # 174 86th
Median Household Income # 428 65th
Per Capita Income # 286 77th

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