Beachwood, Ohio

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Beachwood, Ohio
Beachwood water tower
Beachwood water tower
Location of Beachwood in Ohio
Location of Beachwood in Ohio
Location of Beachwood in Cuyahoga County
Location of Beachwood in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Mayor Merle S. Gorden
 • Total 5.34 sq mi (13.83 km2)
 • Land 5.33 sq mi (13.80 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,188 ft (362 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 11,953
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 11,844
 • Density 2,242.6/sq mi (865.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44122
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-04500[5]
GNIS feature ID 1048493[2]

Beachwood is an affluent suburb of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,953 at the 2010 census.


Beachwood is located at 41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W / 41.48222°N 81.50389°W / 41.48222; -81.50389 (41.482226, −81.504001).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34 square miles (13.83 km2), of which, 5.33 square miles (13.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 225
1930 249 10.7%
1940 372 49.4%
1950 1,073 188.4%
1960 6,089 467.5%
1970 9,631 58.2%
1980 9,983 3.7%
1990 10,677 7.0%
2000 12,186 14.1%
2010 11,953 −1.9%
Est. 2012 11,844 −0.9%

16.1% were of Russian, 11.4% Polish, 10.0% German, 6.1% Hungarian, 6.1% American, and 6.0% Irish ancestries.[11] 85.6% spoke English, 1.9% Chinese, 1.5% Russian, 1.4% Spanish, 1.2% Japanese, 1.0% Hebrew, and 1.0% Yiddish.[12]

The median income for a household in the city was $71,932, and the median income for a family was $103,431. The per capita income for the city was $48,010. 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line. 2.7% of those under the age of 18 and 5.6% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 57.3% held a bachelor's degree or higher.[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 11,953 people, 5,064 households, and 3,005 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,242.6 inhabitants per square mile (865.9 /km2). There were 5,483 housing units at an average density of 1,028.7 per square mile (397.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 77.3% White, 13.7% African American, 7.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 5,064 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 32.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 44.3% male and 55.7% female.


Beachwood is served publicly by the Beachwood City Schools, which includes Beachwood Middle School and Beachwood High School. The latter is a Blue Ribbon awarded school, ranked among the top fifty schools in Ohio. All middle school students have their own Apple Computer laptops. There are also several private Jewish schools in Beachwood. There is Fuchs Mizrachi, an Orthodox Jewish school that begins in preschool and ends after high school, the Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School, a Bais Yaakov Orthodox Jewish school that educates Jewish girls from 7th to 12th grade, as well as two Jewish day schools: Agnon and Schechter which educate Jewish children from preschool through 8th grade.


The city is home to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, which opened in 2011.

Beachwood is the home of Eaton Corporation's Eaton Center, which opened in February 2013.

Corporate headquarters in the city include DDR Corp., Aleris, and TOA Technologies.

Beachwood Place, an upscale shopping mall featuring stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, is located in Beachwood.

The Cleveland Jewish News is a weekly Jewish newspaper headquartered in Beachwood.

Notable residents[edit]

Surrounding communities[edit]


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