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Highland Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Highland Heights had a population of 8,230 as of July 1, 2016. Highland Heights ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Highland Heights is located at latitude 41.5518 and longitude -81.4691 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Highland Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Highland Heights (GNIS ID: 1085972) 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 Highland 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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Highland Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,230
Population in Households 8,205
Population in Familes 7,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,598
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,225
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 2,474
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,044 (90.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 181 ( 5.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $317,839
Average Home Value $327,710


Median Household Income $103,027
Average Household Income $132,615
Per Capita Income $52,031
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.22%
Households 0.1% -0.02%
Families -0.05% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.46%
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.

Highland Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Highland 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 # 211 83rd
Population Density1 # 416 66th
Diversity Index2 # 243 80th
Median Household Income # 35 97th
Per Capita Income # 36 97th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.