Garfield Heights, Ohio Population 2024

28,426

Garfield Heights is a city located in Cuyahoga County Ohio. Garfield Heights has a 2024 population of 28,426. Garfield Heights is currently declining at a rate of -1.12% annually and its population has decreased by -4.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,718 in 2020.

The average household income in Garfield Heights is $61,426 with a poverty rate of 21.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Garfield Heights is 39.4 years, 36.1 years for males, and 41.4 years for females.

Garfield Heights Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Garfield Heights was:

  • Black or African American: 56.62%
  • White: 35.07%
  • Two or more races: 5.24%
  • Other race: 2.79%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
7.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,931.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.35% (-1,292)
The current population of Garfield Heights, Ohio is 28,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,718.

Garfield Heights, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American16,70156.62%
White10,34435.07%
Two or more races1,5465.24%
Other race8242.79%
Asian650.22%
Native American120.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.02%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Garfield Heights Population by Race

Garfield Heights Population Pyramid 2024

Garfield Heights Median Age

39.4

Total

36.1

Male

41.4

Female

Garfield Heights Adults

There are 22,383 adults, (4,585 of whom are seniors) in Garfield Heights.

Garfield Heights Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Garfield Heights Sex Ratio

Female16,03954.38%
Male13,45845.62%

Garfield Heights Population by Age

Garfield Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,9742.4357.242.8
Non Family5,3071.2353.246.8
Married3,3703.2282.417.6
Female2,8023.5835.464.6
Male4953.3351.748.3

3.21

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Garfield Heights Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4372.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,8119.31%
High School Graduate7,21637.08%
Some College4,68624.08%
Associates Degree2,39612.31%
Bachelors Degree1,7859.17%
Graduate Degree1,1315.81%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Garfield Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Garfield Heights Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Black9,8078,5721,129
White8,4507,6081,409
Hispanic641500138
2+ Races638506218
Other Race33533567
Asian655543
Native American12120
Islander550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 66.15%.

Garfield Heights Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,944$44,675$33,234
Less Than 9th Grade$36,364$41,818$28,929
High School Graduate$34,490$40,288$29,404
Some College$35,384$48,319$24,813
Bachelors Degree$47,829$36,875$54,337
Graduate Degree$49,375$90,875$46,042

$37,944

Average Earnings

$44,675

Average Male

$33,234

Average Female

Garfield Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Garfield Heights Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Garfield Heights Language

94.21% of Garfield Heights residents speak only English, while 5.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.86% of the population.

Garfield Heights Language

Garfield Heights Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black16,4424,61828.09%
White9,84298510.01%
Other81757069.77%
Hispanic1,45231121.42%
Multiple1,52615810.35%

21.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

23.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Garfield Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Garfield Heights is Other, with 69.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Garfield Heights is White, with 10.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.81%.

Garfield Heights Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.89%
Some College19.91%
High School12.68%
Bachelors or Greater9.06%

Garfield Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed38.4%
Female Unemployed29.68%
Female Employed15.03%
Male Employed7.62%

Garfield Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Garfield Heights Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,864$61,426
Families$62,199$68,111
Married Families$80,638$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,784$48,387

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Garfield Heights Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Garfield Heights Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Garfield Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Garfield Heights Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Garfield Heights Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,339

Number of Veterans

1,244

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam524
First Gulf War233
Second Gulf War156
Korea60
World War II33

Garfield Heights Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64382
65 to 74339
75+292
35 to 54247
18 to 3479

Garfield Heights Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White7598.23%
Black5244.42%
2+ Races424.81%
Hispanic161.84%
Other Race143.97%

Garfield Heights Veterans by Race

Garfield Heights Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Garfield Heights Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Garfield Heights Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Garfield Heights Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Garfield Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.91%

Born in Garfield Heights

96.77%

Native Born

3.23%

Foreign Born

0.9%

Non Citizen

2.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.77% of Garfield Heights residents were born in the United States, with 83.91% having been born in Ohio. 0.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Garfield Heights Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202926,811-323-1.19%
202827,134-323-1.18%
202727,457-323-1.16%
202627,780-323-1.15%
202528,103-323-1.14%
202428,426-323-1.12%
202328,749-323-1.11%
202229,072-330-1.12%
202129,402-316-1.06%
202029,7182,2308.11%
201927,488-183-0.66%
201827,671-180-0.65%
201727,851-190-0.68%
201628,041-157-0.56%
201528,198-145-0.51%
201428,343-107-0.38%
201328,450-70-0.25%
201228,520-127-0.44%
201128,647-185-0.64%
201028,832-1,902-6.19%
200030,734-1,005-3.17%
199031,739-3,199-9.16%
198034,938-6,479-15.64%
197041,4172,9627.7%
196038,45516,79377.52%
195021,6624,67327.51%
194016,9891,4008.98%
193015,58913,039511.33%
19202,55000%
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Garfield Heights Population by Year