University Heights, Ohio

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University Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It borders Beachwood to the east, Cleveland Heights to the west, South Euclid to the north and Shaker Heights to the south. The population was 12,571 as of July 2009[3] . University Heights is nicknamed the "City of Beautiful Homes."

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History

Originally part of the Warrensville Township, University Heights was incorporated as Idlewood Village in 1908. It adopted its present name in 1925 when John Carroll University moved into the area. John Carroll attracted massive growth and University Heights soon became recognized as a city in 1940.

Geography

University Heights is located at 41°29′42″N 81°32′13″W / 41.495°N 81.53694°W / 41.495; -81.53694 (41.495019, -81.536864)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,146 people, 5,163 households, and 3,319 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,713.6 people per square mile (2,984.6/km²). There were 5,350 housing units at an average density of 2,917.3/sq mi (1,128.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.43% White, 20.61% African American, 0.10% Native American, 1.70% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population. Ancestries include German (16.1%), Irish (15.8%), Italian (10.4%), Polish (8.6%), Russian (6.2%), and English (5.5%).

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