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Bedford Heights, Ohio
Holocaust memorial
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Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio.
Location of Ohio in the United States
Location of Ohio in the United States
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga
 • Total 4.56 sq mi (11.81 km2)
 • Land 4.55 sq mi (11.78 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,040 ft (317 m)
 • Total 10,751
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,300.42/sq mi (888.18/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44128, 44146
Area codes 216, 440
FIPS code 39-04920
GNIS feature ID 1048505

Bedford Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Cleveland. The population was 11,020 at the 2020 census.


Bedford Heights was founded on February 20, 1951. It was originally part of Bedford Township and the City of Bedford, Ohio. Robert E. Willeford and his wife, Georgina Willeford, worked diligently to help form the village of Bedford Heights. Robet E. Willeford went on to become the first mayor of Bedford Heights.


Bedford Heights is located at 41°24′17″N 81°30′23″W / 41.404821°N 81.506409°W / 41.404821; -81.506409.

According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.55 square miles (11.8 km2), of which 4.54 square miles (11.8 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 5,275
1970 13,063 147.6%
1980 13,214 1.2%
1990 12,131 −8.2%
2000 11,375 −6.2%
2010 10,751 −5.5%
2020 11,020 2.5%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,751 people, 5,111 households, and 2,844 families living in the city. The population density was 2,368.1 inhabitants per square mile (914.3/km2). There were 5,750 housing units at an average density of 1,266.5 per square mile (489.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 18.7% White, 76.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 5,111 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.9% were married couples living together, 21.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.78.

The median age in the city was 43.3 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

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