Shaker Heights, Ohio Population 2021

26,651
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Shaker Heights is a city located in Ohio. With a 2020 population of 26,651, it is the 54th largest city in Ohio and the 1452nd largest city in the United States . Shaker Heights is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -6.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,448 in 2010. Shaker Heights reached it's highest population of 36,460 in 1960. Spanning over 6 miles, Shaker Heights has a population density of 4,225 people per square mile.

The average household income in Shaker Heights is $143,652 with a poverty rate of 8.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,026 per month, and the median house value is $229,500. The median age in Shaker Heights is 40 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Shaker Heights Demographics

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

  • White: 56.42%
  • Black or African American: 35.17%
  • Asian: 4.18%
  • Two or more races: 3.73%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Shaker Heights, Ohio is 26,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,215.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,448.

Shaker Heights, Ohio Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,45156.42%
Black or African American9,63135.17%
Asian1,1444.18%
Two or More Races1,0213.73%
Some Other Race950.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native450.16%
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Shaker Heights Population by Race

Shaker Heights Population Pyramid $2021

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Shaker Heights Median Age

40


Total

38.1


Male

41.3


Female

Shaker Heights Adults

There are 20,399 adults, (5,031 of whom are seniors) in Shaker Heights.

Shaker Heights Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Shaker Heights Sex Ratio

Female

15,322

55.95%

Male

12,065

44.05%

Shaker Heights Population by Age

Shaker Heights Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Shaker Heights Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All63.1%36.9%
Non Family45.1%54.9%
Male41.4%58.6%
Female38.9%61.1%

63.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Shaker Heights Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,2002.4363.1
Married5,3133.1685.3
Non Family3,8981.1345.1
Female1,7503.0338.9
Male2392.9541.4

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Shaker Heights Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1090.58%
9th to 12th Grade4372.33%
High School Graduate1,95710.42%
Some College2,58813.78%
Associates Degree1,1806.28%
Bachelors Degree4,72625.16%
Graduate Degree7,78741.46%
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Shaker Heights Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Shaker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,64810,5669,106
Black6,4606,0432,220
Asian854825668
2+ Races415399254
Hispanic399396256
Other Race494936
Native American18189

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 85.52%.

Shaker Heights Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,573$77,358$46,741
Less Than 9th Grade$19,000$$14,250
High School Graduate$27,483$39,922$23,889
Some College$36,218$38,693$35,378
Bachelors Degree$61,808$81,935$49,408
Graduate Degree$82,248$103,009$67,078

$58,573

Average Earnings

$77,358

Average Male

$46,741

Average Female

Shaker Heights Earnings by Educational Attainment

Shaker Heights Language by Age

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Shaker Heights Language

90.07% of Shaker Heights residents speak only English, while 9.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.48% of the population.

Shaker Heights Language

Shaker Heights Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,5751,50415.71%
White14,8935443.65%
Multiple1,00610610.54%
Hispanic58210518.04%
Asian1,144443.85%
Native451124.44%

8.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.73%

Male Poverty Rate

9.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Shaker Heights

The race most likely to be in poverty in Shaker Heights is Native, with 24.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Shaker Heights is White, with 3.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.88%.

Shaker Heights Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.77%
Some College12.08%
High School10.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.86%

Shaker Heights Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.18%
Female Unemployed11.36%
Female Employed6.40%
Male Employed2.01%

Shaker Heights Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Shaker Heights Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$87,235$143,652
Families$120,290$184,667
Married Families$154,938-
Non Families$49,219$63,961
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Income by Household Type

Shaker Heights Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Shaker Heights Married by Age and Sex

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Shaker Heights Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Shaker Heights Marital Status by Race

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Shaker Heights Marital Status

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1,098

Number of Veterans

1,029

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam367
Korea176
Second Gulf War155
World War II142
First Gulf War136

Shaker Heights Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+475
65 to 74266
35 to 54200
55 to 64118
18 to 3439

Shaker Heights Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6225.37%
Black4446.10%
Hispanic368.49%
Asian182.00%
Native American950.00%
2+ Races50.90%

Shaker Heights Veterans by Race

Shaker Heights Veterans by Education

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5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Shaker Heights Veterans by Education

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67%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Shaker Heights Employment by Age

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Shaker Heights Employment by Race

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Shaker Heights Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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61.22%

Born in Shaker Heights

92.20%

Native Born

7.80%

Foreign Born

3.91%

Non Citizen

3.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.20% of Shaker Heights residents were born in the United States, with 61.22% having been born in Ohio. 3.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Shaker Heights Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202126,651-188-0.70%
202026,839-188-0.70%
201927,027-188-0.69%
201827,215-178-0.65%
201727,393-193-0.70%
201627,586-151-0.54%
201527,737-152-0.55%
201427,889-115-0.41%
201328,004-77-0.27%
201228,081-136-0.48%
201128,217-193-0.68%
201028,410-995-0.34%
200029,405-1,426-0.47%
199030,831-1,656-0.52%
198032,487-3,819-1.11%
197036,306-154-0.04%
196036,4608,2382.59%
195028,2224,8291.89%
194023,3935,6102.78%
193017,7830.00%

Shaker Heights Population by Year