Maple Heights, Ohio

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Maple Heights, Ohio

Introduction to Maple Heights, Ohio

Maple Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 8 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 8 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria area. There are 26,156 residents in Maple Heights.

Maple Heights History

The city of Maple Heights was originally part of the Bedford Township. In 1813, the area was first settled in by Benjamin Fitch of Connecticut. The Dunham Road was built by John Dunham who came to Maple Heights in the year 1817. The development of present day Maple Heights began around 1849 with the opening of the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad. The Connotton Valley Railroad was opened in 1881. Maple Heights was initially incorporated in July 1915 as a village. Later, on the 1st of January 1932, Maple Heights was reincorporated as a city.

Maple Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Shaker Museum
  • Dunham Tavern Museum
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Shaker Museum
  • Children's Museum of Cleveland

Things To Do In Maple Heights

While staying at Maple Heights, one can visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Shaker Museum, and Children's Museum of Cleveland. The city also has numerous well maintained parks such as Dunham Park, Southgate U.S.A. Park, Stafford Park, Home Street Park, and Benhoff Park. Also, there are several quality shopping areas, restaurants, and bars at Maple Heights.

Maple Heights Transportation

Cuyahoga County Airport is just a few minutes drive away.

Maple Heights Higher Education

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

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 4% trophy Maple Heights Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
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Top 4% trophy Maple Heights Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Maple Heights, Ohio

Comparing Maple 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
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Male Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
Median Family Income 5 7
College Educated Adults 2 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 8
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 4
People Living Alone 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 4
Housing Recently Built 2 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Maple Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44137
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.415
Longitude -81.566

Maple 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 14.8 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 23 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
Distance 31.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
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Maple Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,156 100%
Male 12,227 46.7%
Female 13,929 53.3%
Under 18 6,726 25.7%
18+ 19,430 74.3%
65+ 4,324 16.5%
Median Age 37.4
Average Family Size 3.08
White 13,509 51.6%
African-American 11,598 44.3%
Asian 452 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.1%
Other 124 0.5%
Mixed Race 434 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 316 1.2%

Estimated Maple Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 24,739
Growth -1,417
Growth % -5.4%

Maple 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) 47.4%
Italian 9.5%
Polish 8.9%
German 6.4%
Irish 4.2%
Slovak 4%
US/American 3.5%
Hungarian 2.9%
Czech 2.9%
English 2.2%
African 1.3%
Slovene 1.2%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Romanian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
European 0.2%
British 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Maple Heights 26,156 $48,580
Bedford 14,214 $47,142
Bedford Heights 11,375 $47,328
Garfield Heights 30,734 $47,557
North Randall 906 $38,580
Valley View 2,179 $71,080
Warrensville Heights 15,109 $41,962
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Serves 1,076 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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