Bedford Heights, Ohio

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Bedford Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,375 at the 2000 census.



Bedford Heights is located at 41°24′17″N 81°30′23″W / 41.404821°N 81.506409°W / 41.404821; -81.506409.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.8 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,375 people, 5,119 households, and 3,004 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,507.4 people per square mile (967.4/km2). There were 5,577 housing units at an average density of 1,229.4/sq mi (474.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 27.89% White, 67.42% African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 2.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population. The second largest ancestry reported by residents of Bedford Heights, after African-American, is Italian.[4]

There were 5,119 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.5% were married couples living together, 18.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

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