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Shaker Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Shaker Heights had a population of 28,240 as of July 1, 2017. Shaker 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 Shaker Heights is located at latitude 41.4761 and longitude -81.5492 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Shaker Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The City of Shaker Heights (GNIS ID: 1085998) 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 Shaker 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 Shaker Heights: East View, North Union, Shaker Village.

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


Total Population 28,240
Daytime Population: Workers 7,046
Daytime Population: Residents 14,265
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,311
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 28,081
Population in Familes 22,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 159
Population Density2 4,495
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $85,780
Average Household Income $131,219
Per Capita Income $55,037


Total Housing Units 13,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,208 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,611 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,507 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $246,602
Average Home Value $308,751


Total Households 11,819
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,580
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 -0.1% -0.19%
Households -0.02% -0.13%
Families -0.24% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

Shaker Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Shaker 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 # 53 96th
Population Density # 27 98th
Diversity Index # 15 99th
Median Household Income # 80 93rd
Per Capita Income # 33 97th

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