Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Introduction to Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 5 miles S of Euclid, Ohio and 7 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Cleveland Heights contains a population of approximately 49,958.

Cleveland Heights History

Cleveland Heights was first settled in the early 1800s. Initially it was a farming community and a part of East Cleveland. In 1903, the village of Cleveland Heights was created. The area was so named due to its location on a plateau east of the City of Cleveland. Cleveland Heights was incorporated as a city in 1921.

Cleveland Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Forest Hills Park
  • Edgewater Beach
  • Old Stone Church
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cain Park

Things To Do In Cleveland Heights

While staying at Cleveland Heights, you can plan a day trip to =Forest Hills Park. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Botanical Garden are also nearby. One can visit the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, the Children's Museum of Cleveland, the Great Lakes Science Center, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Old Stone Church.

Cleveland Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.

Cleveland Heights Higher Education

John Carroll University, Baldwin - Wallace College, the University of Akron, Case Western Reserve University, Lakeland Community College and Cleveland State University are nearby.

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High Points

Cleveland Heights strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cleveland Heights Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Cleveland Heights Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Cleveland Heights Racial Diversity
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Cleveland Heights Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Cleveland Heights Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 7% Cleveland Heights Walking and Biking to Work
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Cleveland Heights College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 13% Cleveland Heights Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 19% Cleveland Heights Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Comparing Cleveland Heights to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 6 10
Age of the Population 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 3
Portion of People Married 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 7 9
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 10
Affordability of Rents 6 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 10 8

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Cleveland Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44106, 44112, 44118, 44121
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.52
Longitude -81.556

Cleveland Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station ELYRIA 3 E
Distance 27.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38 inches
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Cleveland Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 49,958 100%
Male 23,320 46.7%
Female 26,638 53.3%
Under 18 11,925 23.9%
18+ 38,033 76.1%
65+ 5,854 11.7%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.09
White 26,229 52.5%
African-American 20,873 41.8%
Asian 1,280 2.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 81 0.2%
Other 338 0.7%
Mixed Race 1,152 2.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 791 1.6%

Estimated Cleveland Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 48,029
Growth -1,929
Growth % -3.9%

Cleveland Heights Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.3%
German 8.5%
Irish 8%
English 5.2%
Italian 5.2%
Polish 2.7%
Russian 2.5%
US/American 2.4%
European 1.4%
Hungarian 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
African 0.8%
Eastern European 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
British 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Swiss 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cleveland Heights 49,958 $58,028
Bratenahl 1,337 $104,987
East Cleveland 27,217 $26,053
Richmond Heights 10,944 $60,136
Shaker Heights 29,405 $85,893
South Euclid 23,537 $58,958
University Heights 14,146 $75,424

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Wal-mart in Cleveland Heights

(As of 2006)
3606 Mayfield Road
(216) 382-1657
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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