University Heights, Ohio

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University Heights, Ohio
City
Motto: "City of Beautiful Homes"
Location of University Heights in Ohio
Location of University Heights in Ohio
Location of University Heights in Cuyahoga County
Location of University Heights in Cuyahoga County
Coordinates: 41°29′42″N 81°32′13″W / 41.49500°N 81.53694°W / 41.49500; -81.53694Coordinates: 41°29′42″N 81°32′13″W / 41.49500°N 81.53694°W / 41.49500; -81.53694
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Government
 • Mayor Susan K. Infeld
Area[1]
 • Total 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Land 1.82 sq mi (4.71 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 1,027 ft (313 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 13,539
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 13,442
 • Density 7,439.0/sq mi (2,872.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44118, 44122
Area code(s) 216
FIPS code 39-78932[5]
GNIS feature ID 1065413[2]
Website http://www.universityheights.com/

University Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It borders Beachwood to the east, Cleveland Heights to the west, South Euclid to the north and Shaker Heights to the south. The population was 13,539 as of the 2010 Census. University Heights is nicknamed the "City of Beautiful Homes." University Heights is closely tied to neighboring Cleveland Heights, with the two sharing a school system, library system, post office and zip code, some city services, and local media outlets. With about half the population under the age of 30, University Heights is home to one of the youngest communities in the region, including both students and families.

History[edit]

Originally part of the Warrensville Township, University Heights was incorporated as Idlewood Village in 1908. It adopted its present name in 1935 when John Carroll University moved into the area. John Carroll attracted massive growth and University Heights soon became recognized as a city in 1940. Every summer since 1967 has began with a Memorial Day parade which is the longest-running Memorial Day parade on the east side of Cleveland. Over time the city has become home to multiple parks, a public pool, and several commercial developments.

Geography[edit]

University Heights is located at 41°29′42″N 81°32′13″W / 41.49500°N 81.53694°W / 41.49500; -81.53694 (41.495019, -81.536864).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.82 square miles (4.71 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 221
1920 131 −40.7%
1930 2,237 1,607.6%
1940 5,981 167.4%
1950 11,566 93.4%
1960 16,641 43.9%
1970 17,055 2.5%
1980 15,401 −9.7%
1990 14,790 −4.0%
2000 14,146 −4.4%
2010 13,539 −4.3%
Est. 2012 13,442 −0.7%
Sources:[7][8][5][9]

The median income for a household in the city was $72,519, and the median income for a family was $88,892. The per capita income for the city was $30,081. About 6.2% of the total population were below the poverty line. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 67.0% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.[10][11]

92.8% spoke English, 2.1% Spanish, 0.9% Yiddish, 0.9% Hebrew, and 0.7% Russian at home.[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 13,539 people, 4,810 households, and 3,011 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,439.0 inhabitants per square mile (2,872.2/km2). There were 5,248 housing units at an average density of 2,883.5 per square mile (1,113.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.8% White, 23.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 4,810 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the city was 30.7 years. 22.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 19.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

In 2000, there were 5,163 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 18.9% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

Education[edit]

John Carroll University administration building tower

Colleges and universities[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Public education in the city of University Heights is provided by the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. Located in University Heights are Gearity Professional Development School and Gearity Early Childhood Center.

Private schools[edit]

  • Gesu Catholic School
  • The Bellefaire JCB provides preschool programs, childcare, counseling & education for children.

Landmark Restaurants[edit]

  • Geraci's Pizza
  • Jack's Deli
  • Pizzazz on the Circle
  • Bialy's Bagels

References[edit]

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