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Overview

Introduction to University Heights, Ohio

University Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 6 miles S of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 8 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. 

University Heights History

What is now known as the city of University Heights was initially part of the Warrensville Township. It was incorporated as Idlewood Village in 1908. The John Carroll University moved to this region in 1925 which is why it was renamed "University Heights." The establishment of this college also led to rapid development in this area. It gained the status of a city in 1940. University Heights has been nicknamed the "City of Beautiful Homes."

University Heights and Nearby Attractions

  • James A. Garfield National Historic Site
  • Grasselli Library
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Six Flags Worlds of Adventure

Things To Do In University Heights

In University Heights, one can visit the city halls, libraries and auditoriums such as the University Heights City Hall, the Rodman Hall, the University Heights Public Library, the Grasselli Library and the Kulas Auditorium. Other interesting sites nearby are the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Saint Francis Chapel in the city is a beautiful church worth visiting. One can also visit the Johnson Natatorium, the Schweickert Field and the Wasmer Field, or simply spend a fun day at the Cedar Center Plaza Shopping Center and the Cedar-Green Shopping Center.

University Heights Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Cuyahoga County Airport.

University Heights Higher Education

Higher educational institutes near the city of University Heights include John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College District.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,201
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens11.6%
Employed Population 16+6,547
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.6%
Median Earnings25+$46,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,009

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,045
% Above Poverty Level86.6%
% Below Poverty Level13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$986
Median House Value$158,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.3%
Irish12.6%
Italian10.4%
Polish7.4%
Russian4.4%
English3.4%
Hungarian2.4%
Arab2%
Slovak1.3%
Scottish1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.9%
African0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Slovene0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
German0.2%
US/American0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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University Heights Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44122, 44118
Phone Area Codes216
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.47
Approximate Longitude-81.5

University 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
Distance17.6 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
Distance19.3 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
StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance27.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beachwood11,743$115,613
Cleveland Heights45,024$75,889
East Cleveland17,375$30,961
Lyndhurst13,678$85,398
Shaker Heights27,749$114,957
South Euclid21,792$68,081

University Heights Public Schools

Frank L Wiley Middle School
2181 Miramar Blvd
ZIP: 44118
(216) 371-7270

University Heights Private Schools

Gesu Elementary School
2450 Miramar Blvd
ZIP: 44118
Elementary
Total Enrollment 669
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