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Cleveland Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cleveland Heights had a population of 46,178 as of July 1, 2016. Cleveland 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 Cleveland Heights is located at latitude 41.5111 and longitude -81.5618 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cleveland Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Cleveland Heights (GNIS ID: 1085964) 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 Cleveland 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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Cleveland Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 46,178
Population in Households 45,431
Population in Familes 32,641
Population in Group Qrtrs 747
Population Density1 5,696
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 20,302
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 10,805
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,484 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,624 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,678 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,182 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $141,011
Average Home Value $185,733


Median Household Income $50,635
Average Household Income $72,327
Per Capita Income $32,137
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.13%
Households 0.27% 0.03%
Families -0.04% -0.17%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Cleveland Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland 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 # 23 98th
Population Density1 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 561 54th
Per Capita Income # 171 86th

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