Highland Heights, Ohio

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Highland Heights, Ohio
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City
Motto: The City with Pride and Promise
Location of Highland Heights in Ohio
Location of Highland Heights in Ohio
Location of Highland Heights in Cuyahoga County
Location of Highland Heights in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°33′4″N 81°21′17″W / 41.55111°N 81.35472°W / 41.55111; -81.35472Coordinates: 41°33′4″N 81°21′17″W / 41.55111°N 81.35472°W / 41.55111; -81.35472
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Founded 1920
Incorporated 1967
Government
 • Mayor Scott E. Coleman
Area[1]
 • Total 5.15 sq mi (13.34 km2)
 • Land 5.15 sq mi (13.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 938 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,345
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,293
 • Density 1,620.4/sq mi (625.6/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44143
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-35252[4]
GNIS feature ID 1041556[5]
Website HighlandHts.com

Highland Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio in the United States. Originally part of Mayfield Township, Highland Heights is part of the Greater Cleveland area. As of the 2010 census the city's population was 8,345.

Geography[edit]

Highland Heights is located at 41°33′04″N 81°28′17″W / 41.551051°N 81.471273°W / 41.551051; -81.471273 (41.551051, -81.471273).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.15 square miles (13.34 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

91.1% spoke English, 3.9% Italian, 1.8% Chinese, 1.2% Russian, and 0.8% spoke German at home.[7]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 281
1940 356 26.7%
1950 762 114.0%
1960 2,929 284.4%
1970 5,926 102.3%
1980 5,739 −3.2%
1990 6,249 8.9%
2000 8,082 29.3%
2010 8,345 3.3%
Est. 2012 8,293 −0.6%
Sources:[8][9][10][4][11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,345 people, 3,205 households, and 2,481 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,620.4 inhabitants per square mile (625.6 /km2). There were 3,405 housing units at an average density of 661.2 per square mile (255.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.0% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.8% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 50.9% held a bachelor's degree or higher.[12]

There were 3,205 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the city was 48.2 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.9% were from 25 to 44; 35% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 8,082 people, 2,779 households, and 2,309 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,575.0 people per square mile (608.3/km2). There were 2,862 housing units at an average density of 557.8 per square mile (215.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.18% White, 1.39% African American, 0.01% Native American, 4.60% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population.

There were 2,779 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.9% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 22.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $69,750, and the median income for a family was $78,922. Males had a median income of $56,250 versus $33,277 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,184. About 3.1% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Highland Heights is a part of the Mayfield City School District, along with Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, and Gates Mills.

Highland Heights is home to Mayfield's largest elementary school, Millridge/Millridge School for the Hearing Impaired, and CEVEC (Cuyahoga East Vocational Education Consortium). The local Catholic parish, St. Paschal-Baylon, also runs a preschool-8th grade school.

Current roster of officials[edit]

Council[edit]

Edwin V. Hargate - At Large
Frank J. Legan - At Large
Chuck Brunello - At Large
Cathy S. Murphy - Ward 1- President
Leo R. Lombardo - Ward 2
Robert J. Mastrangelo - Ward 3
Lisa Marie Stickan - Ward 4
Jean A. Buchak - Clerk

Officials[edit]

Scott E. Coleman - Mayor
Anthony L. Ianiro - Director of Finance and Tax Administrator
Timothy G. Paluf - Director of Law
James J. Cook - Police Chief
William R. Turner - Fire Chief
Thomas R. Evans - Service Director
Andrew K. Blackley - City Engineer
Dale R. Grabfelder - Building Commissioner

Notable facts[edit]

  • Highland Heights used to be home to the Front Row Theater.
  • Highland Heights was the first city in Cuyahoga County to require new residential neighborhoods to have underground wiring and ornamental lamp posts.
  • Highland Heights is home to the Stonewater Golf Club, where several tournaments of the Nationwide Tour were held.
  • In 2011 the city was rated the 30th Best Place to Live (in the United States) by Money magazine.[13]
  • In 1988 musician Roy Orbison played his last show in Highland Heights, two days prior to his death.[citation needed]

Surrounding communities[edit]

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