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Overview

Introduction to Shaker Heights, Ohio

Shaker Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 8 miles S of Euclid, Ohio and 8 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is located in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

Shaker Heights History

The present-day city of Shaker Heights was first settled in around 1822. At that time, it was a part of the North Union Settlement, established by Ralph Russell. M.J. Van Sweringen and O.P. Van Sweringen purchased the land in 1905. They planned to develop it as the first garden styled suburb of Ohio. The area was incorporated in 1912 as Shaker Village. It was named after the Shakers, who founded the religious community of the United Society of Believers during the 19th century. In the 1930s, Shaker Heights became a city.

Shaker Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • Shaker Historical Museum
  • African American Museum
  • Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
  • South Chagrin Reservation
  • Cleveland Lakefront State Park
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Shaker Heights

Recreational activities offered by Shaker Heights include ice hockey, swimming, a soccer complex, children’s playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts and football fields. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Edgewater Beach are all nearby and are very popular among tourists and locals.

Shaker Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cuyahoga County Airport.

Shaker Heights Higher Education

John Carroll University, Baldwin - Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Lakeland Community College and Cleveland State University provide opportunities for higher education to the residents of Shaker Heights.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,773
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+13,213
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married52%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,150

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,938
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$945
Median House Value$213,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.9%
German12.6%
Irish9.9%
English8.6%
Italian7.1%
Polish4%
Russian2.7%
Scottish2.1%
Hungarian2.1%
French Except Basque1.8%
Czech1.7%
Arab1.2%
African1.1%
Swedish1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Austrian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Slovene0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Shaker Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44120, 44122, 44118
Phone Area Codes216
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.47
Approximate Longitude-81.58

Shaker 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
Distance17 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
StationCHARDON
Distance19.8 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
StationAKRON
Distance27 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beachwood11,786$115,536
Highland Hills967$49,688
North Randall998$42,500
University Heights13,273$84,594
Warrensville Heights13,293$40,390
Woodmere847$54,375

Shaker Heights Public Libraries

Shaker Heights Public Library
16500 VAN AKEN BOULEVARD
Shaker Heights, Ohio
(216) 991-2030

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Shaker Heights Public Schools

Boulevard Elementary School
14900 Drexmore Rd
ZIP: 44120
(216) 295-4020
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Fernway Elementary School
17420 Fernway Rd
ZIP: 44120
(216) 295-4040
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Onaway Elementary School
3115 Woodbury Rd
ZIP: 44120
(216) 295-4080
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Shaker Hts High School
15911 Aldersyde Dr
ZIP: 44120
(216) 295-4200
High
Total Enrollment 1797
Woodbury Elementary School
15400 S Woodland Rd
ZIP: 44120
(216) 295-4150
Middle
Total Enrollment 833
Lomond Elementary School
17917 Lomond Blvd
ZIP: 44122
(216) 295-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Mercer Elementary School
23325 Wimbledon Rd
ZIP: 44122
(216) 295-4070
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Shaker Hts Middle School
20600 Shaker Blvd
ZIP: 44122
(216) 295-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 846

Shaker Heights Private Schools

Hanna Perkins School
19910 Malvern Rd
ZIP: 44122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Hathaway Brown School
19600 N Park Blvd
ZIP: 44122
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 742
Laurel School
1 Lyman Cir
ZIP: 44122
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 599
St Dominic School
3455 Norwood Rd
ZIP: 44122
Elementary
Total Enrollment 174
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