Mayfield Heights, Ohio

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.

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
Coordinates: 41°31′3″N 81°27′21″W / 41.51750°N 81.45583°W / 41.51750; -81.45583Coordinates: 41°31′3″N 81°27′21″W / 41.51750°N 81.45583°W / 41.51750; -81.45583
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyCuyahoga
Founded1920
Incorporated1950
Government
 • MayorAnthony DiCicco (R)[1][2]
Area
 • Total4.18 sq mi (10.82 km2)
 • Land4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
1,089 ft (329 m)
Population
 • Total19,155
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
18,487
 • Density4,433.33/sq mi (1,711.89/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
44124 and 44143
Area code(s)440
FIPS code39-48482[6]
GNIS feature ID1056413[7]
Websitewww.mayfieldheights.org

HistoryEdit

Mayfield Heights was initially built up as a streetcar suburb of Cleveland.[8] It was incorporated as a village in 1925 and as a city in 1951.[9] The city derives its name from Mayfield Township, now defunct.[10] One location in the city, the W.A. Thorp House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[11]

The city has a large community of Italian Americans, including newly-arrived immigrants and those who migrated eastward along Mayfield Road from Little Italy on Cleveland's East Side.[12] Since the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, they have been joined by a significant number of immigrants from Russia and other former Soviet republics.[13][14]

The dugouts on the baseball field behind Dragga pool were the location of many first kisses.

GeographyEdit

Mayfield Heights is located at 41°31′03″N 81°27′21″W / 41.517402°N 81.455889°W / 41.517402; -81.455889.[15]

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.[16]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
19302,612
19402,6963.2%
19505,807115.4%
196013,478132.1%
197022,13964.3%
198021,550−2.7%
199019,847−7.9%
200019,386−2.3%
201019,155−1.2%
2019 (est.)18,487[5]−3.5%
Sources:[6][17][18]

23.9% were of Italian, 14.5% German, 11.9% Irish, 7.4% Polish, 6.8% Russian, and 6.4% English ancestries.[19]

LanguagesEdit

81.0% spoke English, 7.11% Russian, 4.10% Italian, and 1.03% Arabic as their first language.[20]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[4] 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.[21]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 19,386 people, 9,848 households, and 5,042 families living in the city. The population density was 4,596.1 people per square mile (1,773.7/km2). There were 10,461 housing units at an average density of 2,480.1 per square mile (957.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.85% White, 2.98% African American, 0.03% Native American, 4.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 9,848 households, out of which 17.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.8% were non-families. 44.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.95 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out, with 16.1% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,236, and the median income for a family was $51,132. Males had a median income of $37,358 versus $29,118 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,392. About 4.6% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

SchoolsEdit

Mayfield Heights is a part of the Mayfield City School District, along with Highland Heights, Mayfield Village, and Gates Mills.

Notable peopleEdit

Surrounding communitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Exner, Rich (16 November 2013). "Democrats outnumber Republicans as mayors in Cuyahoga County, 39-14". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Anthony DiCicco is new Mayfield Heights mayor". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ Morton, Marian J. (2005). Cleveland Heights. Arcadia Publishing. p. 7. ISBN 9780738533889.
  9. ^ "History". City of Mayfield Heights. Archived from the original on 14 October 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  10. ^ Overman, William Daniel (1958). Ohio Town Names. Akron, OH: Atlantic Press. p. 85.
  11. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  12. ^ "Mayfield Heights". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved May 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "Russians". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  14. ^ "Soviet and Post-Soviet Immigration". The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History. Case Western Reserve University. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
  15. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  16. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  17. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. 1960. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  18. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  19. ^ United States Census
  20. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 19, 2006. Retrieved August 10, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  21. ^ "Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015)". Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

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