Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio
Location of Cuyahoga Heights in Ohio
Location of Cuyahoga Heights in Cuyahoga County
|• Mayor||Jack Bacci|
|• Total||3.21 sq mi (8.31 km2)|
|• Land||3.07 sq mi (7.95 km2)|
|• Water||0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)|
|Elevation||715 ft (218 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||629|
|• Density||207.8/sq mi (80.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||44105, 44125, 44127|
|GNIS feature ID||1080492|
Cuyahoga Heights is located at (41.436202, -81.653145).
Village of Cuyahoga Heights – Established in 1918
One frequently hears of communities that have seceded from larger municipalities, but not often does it happen that the new seeder takes the city hall along. Nor does it very often happen that the part, which breaks away, contains within itself the richest part of the dismembered territory.
Above all, it does not very often happen in Cuyahoga County, yet here we have Cuyahoga Heights Village, a separate entity after severing political relations with Newburgh Heights in 1918, and still continuing its prosperous reputation with its dozens of manufacturing plants and business all located on the southern fringe of Cleveland.
Samuel E. Clapp, who became clerk of the Village in 1918 gave this account of the controversy that marked the secession of the Village from Newburgh Heights to the Cleveland Plain Dealer which printed an article about the Village in its August 2, 1936 edition.
According to Mr. Clapp, the community quarrel was caused by the fact that although the residents of what is now Cuyahoga Heights were paying higher taxes, the money was spent in improving other sections of town, most notably the district near Washington Park. At that time East 71st street was only half paved, and East 49th street had but a narrow pavement. Sewage was faulty, transportation poor. In fact, this section (Cuyahoga Heights) resembled the “slums,” while the lower part of Newburgh Heights looked like a most up-to-date community.
Mayor Anton Linek of Newburgh Heights was confronted time and time again to correct the problems facing the residents of East 71st and East 49th street, but the situation did not approve. Finally, led by Jesse W. Hammersley, 25 citizens met one night in a shed and voted to form the township of Willow, which was the first stop necessary before a village could be organized. An election was held on February 2, 1918, and 59 persons—a large number for that section—turned out in the bitter cold weather to vote for “secession.” Four trustees were elected, including Clinton Gordon, Mr. Clapp, Joseph F. Schmidt, and R.D. Kerr.
After a few more meetings required by statute, the Village was legally organized and at a final election, March 16, 1918, Mr. Schmidt, a bachelor and son of a pioneer family that had lived on the same homestead for sixty years, was elected to be the first Mayor of Cuyahoga Heights. He remained in office for twelve years.
In addition to establishing the Village of Cuyahoga Heights and choosing its officers, the election gave four out of the five square miles, which comprised Newburgh Heights to Cuyahoga Heights—including the former’s city hall, which was in the seceding area.
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As of the census of 2010, there were 638 people, 258 households, and 169 families residing in the village. The population density was 207.8 inhabitants per square mile (80.2/km2). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 90.6 per square mile (35.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 258 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 23.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.5% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the village was 40.5 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 599 people, 261 households, and 159 families residing in the village. The population density was 186.7 people per square mile (72.0/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 86.3 per square mile (33.3/km²).
There were 261 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the village the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $54,167. Males had a median income of $45,368 versus $28,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,446. About 2.4% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
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