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Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Hillcrest Hospital Front
Hillcrest Hospital Front
Motto(s): 
"A Vibrant Community"
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 1950
Area
 • Total 4.18 sq mi (10.82 km2)
 • Land 4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,089 ft (329 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 19,155
 • Estimate 
(2019)
18,487
 • Density 4,433.33/sq mi (1,711.89/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
44124 and 44143
Area code(s) 440
FIPS code 39-48482
GNIS feature ID 1056413

Mayfield Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and is an east-side suburb of Cleveland. The population was 18,827 at the 2010 census.

History

Mayfield Heights was initially built up as a streetcar suburb. It was incorporated as a village in 1925 and as a city in 1951. The city derives its name from Mayfield Township, now defunct. One location in the city, the W.A. Thorp House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Geography

Mayfield Heights is located at 41°31′03″N 81°27′21″W / 41.517402°N 81.455889°W / 41.517402; -81.455889.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.18 square miles (10.83 km2), of which 4.17 square miles (10.80 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,612
1940 2,696 3.2%
1950 5,807 115.4%
1960 13,478 132.1%
1970 22,139 64.3%
1980 21,550 −2.7%
1990 19,847 −7.9%
2000 19,386 −2.3%
2010 19,155 −1.2%
2019 (est.) 18,487 −3.5%
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23.9% were of Italian, 14.5% German, 11.9% Irish, 7.4% Polish, 6.8% Russian, and 6.4% English ancestries.

Languages

81.0% spoke English, 7.11% Russian, 4.10% Italian, and 1.03% Arabic as their first language.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 19,155 people, 9,662 households, and 4,884 families living in the city. The population density was 4,593.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,773.6/km2). There were 10,538 housing units at an average density of 2,527.1 per square mile (975.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.4% White, 10.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.0% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 9,662 households, of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.5% were non-families. 44.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 42.9 years. 17.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.6% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.3% male and 54.7% female.

Of the city's population over the age of 25, 38.3% hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Notable people

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