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Garfield Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Garfield Heights had a population of 28,066 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Garfield Heights 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 Garfield Heights: South Newburgh.

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


Total Population 28,066
Daytime Population: Workers 9,017
Daytime Population: Residents 15,304
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,321
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 27,668
Population in Familes 21,892
Population in Group Qrtrs 398
Population Density2 3,882
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $42,868
Average Household Income $52,557
Per Capita Income $21,622


Total Housing Units 13,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,536 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,850 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,679 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $84,618
Average Home Value $93,664


Total Households 11,386
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 7,071
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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.37%
Households -0.36% -0.33%
Families -0.61% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 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 # 54 96th
Population Density # 44 96th
Diversity Index # 35 97th
Median Household Income # 899 26th
Per Capita Income # 922 24th

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