Introduction to Garfield Heights, Ohio

Garfield Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles E of Parma, Ohio and 7 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The people of the city are in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. Garfield Heights has a population of 30,734.

Garfield Heights History

The area now known as the city of Garfield Heights was first settled in by the Moravian settlers in 1786. The first church of the area, St. John Lutheran, was established in 1852. The present day city of Garfield Heights was incorporated in 1904 as the Village of South Newburgh. It was renamed the Garfield Heights Village in 1919 in honor of Abram Garfield, one of the settlers in the city, and father of the U.S. President James A. Garfield. In 1930 Garfield Heights was reincorporated as a city.

Garfield Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Garfield Park Reservation
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Dunham Tavern Museum
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Bedford Reservation

Things To Do In Garfield Heights

Garfield Park Reservation is a wonderful place to visit on a day trip with your family. There are several churches at Garfield Heights including the Rock Community Church, St. Therese Church, St. Timothy Church and St. John Lutheran Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Garfield Mall and Shaker Square. You can also visit the Old Stone Church, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Edgewater Beach and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

Garfield Heights Transportation

Burke Lakefront Airport is close to the city.

Garfield Heights Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University and Baldwin - Wallace College.


Total Population 28,365
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 17%
Employed Population 16+ 12,177
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 36.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $32,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,904
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,907


Median Family Income $46,849
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.9%


People Living Alone 34.5%
Median Gross Rent $785
Median House Value $75,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 9.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garfield Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44105, 44125, 44128
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.416
Longitude -81.606

Garfield 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 12.7 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
Station AKRON
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Distance 24.7 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Garfield Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Garfield (44125)

Orange Village (44128)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cuyahoga Heights 616 $61,750
Independence 7,144 $95,341
Maple Heights 22,792 $45,343

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Garfield Heights Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(216) 581-0500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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