Broadview Heights, Ohio

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Broadview Heights, Ohio
City
Broadview Commons Shopping Center
Broadview Commons Shopping Center
Location of Broadview Heights in Cuyahoga County
Location of Broadview Heights in Cuyahoga County
Broadview Heights, Ohio is located in Ohio
Broadview Heights, Ohio
Broadview Heights, Ohio
Location in Ohio
Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 81°40′36″W / 41.32194°N 81.67667°W / 41.32194; -81.67667Coordinates: 41°19′19″N 81°40′36″W / 41.32194°N 81.67667°W / 41.32194; -81.67667
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Mayor Samuel J. Alai
Area[1]
 • Total 13.07 sq mi (33.85 km2)
 • Land 13.05 sq mi (33.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,198 ft (365 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 19,400
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 19,303
 • Density 1,486.6/sq mi (574.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44147
Area code 440
FIPS code 39-09064[5]
GNIS feature ID 1056723[2]
Website http://www.broadview-heights.org/

Broadview Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 19,400 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Native Americans occupied the territory that Broadview Heights rests on today until 1811, when the first white man, Seth Paine, settled on the territory. He was sent by Colonel John Breck as a surveyor of the land and was given a compensation of 200 acres (0.81 km2). The land that Colonel Breck surveyed was called Brecksville Township, and today the cities of Broadview Heights, Brecksville, and North Royalton make up the land. The township consisted of 21.28 square miles (55.1 km2), and it was sold for $1.52 an acre.

In 1829, a plank road was constructed from Wallings Corners to the Cleveland city limits. In 1840, there were several gristmills, one cheese factory, four saw mills, one tannery, and three distilleries along Chippewa Creek. Early telephone service was handled through a manual switchboard at the Harris home.

On November 30, 1926, a vote was held to recognize the village of Broadview Heights. The results were 101 people for and 7 against the new village. A few years later the residents built a city hall and established a part-time Fire Department.

The Broadview Developmental Center was a psychiatric hospital built in 1939 and demolished in 2006, except for the newest portion, which was preserved as city hall and the recreation center.

Geography[edit]

Broadview Heights is located at 41°19′19″N 81°40′36″W / 41.32194°N 81.67667°W / 41.32194; -81.67667 (41.321827, -81.676595).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.07 square miles (33.85 km2), of which, 13.05 square miles (33.80 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Recreational Centre[edit]

The Broadview Heights Recreation Centre is located at 9543 Broadview Road, which is also the same building that houses the town hall.


Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 689
1940 1,141 65.6%
1950 2,279 99.7%
1960 6,209 172.4%
1970 11,463 84.6%
1980 10,909 −4.8%
1990 12,219 12.0%
2000 15,967 30.7%
2010 19,400 21.5%
Est. 2012 19,303 [7] −0.5%

89.1% spoke English, 1.9% Serbian, 1.4% Italian, 1.2% German, 1.2% Polish, and 1.0% Ukrainian as their first language.[8]

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 44.9% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 19,400 people, 7,698 households, and 5,255 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.6 inhabitants per square mile (574.0/km2). There were 8,237 housing units at an average density of 631.2 per square mile (243.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.0% White, 2.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 7,698 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 41.5 years. 24.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 15,967 people, 6,411 households, and 4,378 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,222.7 people per square mile (472.0/km²). There were 6,803 housing units at an average density of 521.0 per square mile (201.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.01% White, 0.79% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.33% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.92% of the population.

There were 6,411 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 24.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $56,989, and the median income for a family was $69,343. Males had a median income of $53,045 versus $33,597 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,440. About 2.4% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 1.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

See Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School and North Royalton High School.

Broadview Heights students attend two school districts: Brecksville-Broadview Heights (shared with its neighboring city, Brecksville) and North Royalton (shared with neighbor North Royalton). There are three elementary schools, an intermediate school, a junior high school, and a high school in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights system. There is a kindergarten center (actually located within Broadview Heights corporation limits), three elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school in the North Royalton system. The division is roughly the north half of the city going to Brecksville-Broadview Heights and the south to North Royalton.

Both districts are very well regarded, achieving "excellent" ratings from the state for several consecutive years.

The city is also the home of Assumption Academy, a Catholic elementary school, and Lawrence School, a school for children with learning differences.

Churches[edit]

Broadview Heights is home to a number of churches, including Assumption, Orchard Path United Methodist Church, St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, and Cuyahoga Valley Church.

Notable people[edit]

Surrounding communities[edit]

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