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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,207
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+12,517
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married35%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,752
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,254
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,067

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,103
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation4%

Housing

People Living Alone34.8%
Median Gross Rent$807
Median House Value$73,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.5%
Polish13.8%
German11.8%
Irish9.7%
Italian7.6%
English3.2%
Slovak2.7%
Hungarian2.2%
Czech1.8%
Slovene1.5%
African1%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Arab0.4%
Russian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Garfield Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44125, 44105, 44128
Phone Area Codes216,440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.41
Approximate Longitude-81.61

Garfield Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationAKRON
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHARDON
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cuyahoga Heights603$62,031
Independence7,115$105,600
Maple Heights22,685$46,442
Newburgh Heights1,869$36,728
Valley View1,974$104,583
Warrensville Heights13,293$40,390

Garfield Heights Hospitals

Marymount Hospital
(Non-profit)
12300 Mccracken Road
(216) 581-0500

Garfield Heights Public Schools

Elmwood Elementary School
5275 Turney Rd
ZIP: 44125
(216) 475-8110
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Garfield Heights High School
4900 Turney Rd
ZIP: 44125
(216) 662-2800
High
Total Enrollment 1306
Garfield Heights Middle School
12000 Maple Leaf Dr
ZIP: 44125
(216) 475-8105
Middle
Total Enrollment 836
Maple Leaf Elementary School
5764 Turney Rd
ZIP: 44125
(216) 662-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
William Foster Elementary School
12801 Bangor Ave
ZIP: 44125
(216) 475-8123
Primary
Total Enrollment 671

Garfield Heights Private Schools

Archbishop Lyke-st Timothy Campus
4351 E 131st St
ZIP: 44105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
John Paul Ii Academy
10608 Penfield Ave
ZIP: 44125
Elementary
Total Enrollment 211
St Monica School
13633 Rockside Rd
ZIP: 44125
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
Trinity High School
12425 Granger Rd
ZIP: 44125
Secondary
Total Enrollment 330
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