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University Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of University Heights had a population of 13,769 as of July 1, 2018. University 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 University Heights is located at latitude 41.4978 and longitude -81.5373 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Heights encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of University Heights (GNIS ID: 1086002) 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 University Heights: Idlewood, Idlewood Village.

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


Total Population 13,769
Population in Households 12,101
Population in Familes 9,455
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,668
Population Density2 7,564
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $76,749
Average Household Income $100,939
Per Capita Income $37,487


Total Housing Units 5,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,177 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,688 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $182,332
Average Home Value $192,886


Total Households 4,865
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,985
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 0.2% -0.13%
Households 0.14% -0.09%
Families -0.11% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

University Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University 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 # 132 89th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 50 96th
Median Household Income # 132 89th
Per Capita Income # 140 89th

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