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Broadview Heights, Ohio
Broadview Commons Shopping Center
Broadview Commons Shopping Center
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 13.07 sq mi (33.85 km2)
 • Land 13.05 sq mi (33.80 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
1,198 ft (365 m)
 • Total 19,400
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,486.6/sq mi (574.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code 440
FIPS code 39-09064
GNIS feature ID 1056723

Broadview Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb in the Greater Cleveland area. The city's population was 19,400 at the 2010 census.


Early History

Native Americans once occupied the land that is now part of Broadview Heights. In 1811, Seth Paine, a surveyor sent by Colonel John Breck, became the first white man to settle the area. At the time, land now part of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton was known as Brecksville Township. A school was established in 1815 in a since-demolished building located at the intersection of Broadview Road and Avery Road.


By 1840, Brecksville Township had a cheese factory, a tannery, three distilleries, four saw mills, and multiple grist mills. A manual switchboard located near the intersection of Broadview Road and Wallings Road handled telephone calls for the region.


Broadview Heights was officially incorporated as a village on December 17, 1926 after a petition and an election among residents of the western portion of Brecksville Township. In 1927, Floyd C. Harris took office as the first mayor of Broadview Heights. In 1960, on the basis of census results indicating population growth, Broadview Heights became a city.

Recent History

The current City Hall campus was purchased by the city in 1996 for $750,000. At the time, Broadview Developmental Center, a hospital which had closed in the 1980s, stood on the site. Following the purchase, the site became known as Broadview Center and was renovated. In 1998, Recreation and Human Services moved to the Thorin Building, and City Hall was moved onto the campus in 1999. Buildings on the campus also came to be used by the police department and other local organizations. In 2006, the city demolished the unused portion of the former hospital and reclaimed the land.


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). 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.

Parks and recreational

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


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. 2015 19,229 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 46.4% hold a bachelor's degree or higher. Estimated median household income in 2013: $75,357 (it was $56,989 in 2000). Estimated per capita income in 2013: $38,647 (it was $29,440 in 2000).

2010 census

As of the census 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

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.


The Broadview Heights Spotlights is a community theater program in Broadview Heights. The Spotlights perform in a theater owned by the city located on the grounds of the city hall next to the police station. The community theater offers a number of shows and classes throughout the year.

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