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Highland Heights, Ohio

Highland heights oh logo.png
Control tower at the Cuyahoga County Airport
Control tower at the Cuyahoga County Airport
The City with Pride and Promise
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
Founded 1920
Incorporated 1967
 • Total 5.15 sq mi (13.34 km2)
 • Land 5.15 sq mi (13.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
938 ft (285 m)
 • Total 8,345
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,626.14/sq mi (627.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-35252
GNIS feature ID 1041556

Highland Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 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.


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). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.15 square miles (13.34 km2), all land.


91.1% spoke English, 3.9% Italian, 1.8% Chinese, 1.2% Russian, and 0.8% spoke German at home, 0.02% Urdu.

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%
2019 (est.) 8,373 0.3%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,345 people, 3,205 households, and 2,481 families living 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.

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.

Current roster of officials


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


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

  • Highland Heights used to be home to the Front Row Theater, which operated between 1974 and 1993. In 1988, musician Roy Orbison played his last show there, two days prior to his death.
  • 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.

Surrounding communities

See also

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