Garfield Heights, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Garfield Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Garfield Heights had a population of 27,858 as of July 1, 2018. Garfield 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 Garfield Heights is located at latitude 41.4198 and longitude -81.6039 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Garfield Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Garfield Heights (GNIS ID: 1085969) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Garfield Heights: South Newburgh.

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Garfield Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 27,858
Population in Households 27,454
Population in Familes 21,828
Population in Group Qrtrs 404
Population Density2 3,853
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $43,942
Average Household Income $53,685
Per Capita Income $22,089


Total Housing Units 13,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,369 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,934 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,780 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $85,849
Average Home Value $95,491


Total Households 11,303
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 7,010
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.42% -0.43%
Households -0.41% -0.38%
Families -0.64% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.07%

Garfield Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Garfield Heights to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 54 96th
Population Density # 43 97th
Diversity Index # 32 97th
Median Household Income # 917 25th
Per Capita Income # 935 23rd

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