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Beachwood, Ohio

  •   State: 
    Cuyahoga County
      County FIPS: 
    41°28′56″N 81°30′14″W
      Area total: 
    5.27 sq mi (13.65 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.26 sq mi (13.63 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
    1,184 ft (361 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cleveland-Elyria, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,667.17 residents per square mile of area (1,029.84/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Beachwood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. As of the 2020 census the city's population was 14,040. In 1960, Beachwood had reached the number of residents to attain city status under the Ohio Revised Code. The city's name was originally spelled, "Beechwood". One popular theory is that an early village hall clerk misspelled the name on some official documents, giving rise to the current spelling. Beachwood is located at 41°2856N 81°3014W (41.482226, 81.504001).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34 square miles (13.83 km²), of which 5.33 square miles of land and 0.01 square mile (0.03 km²) is water. In 2000, there were 12,186 people, 5,074 households, and 3,181 families living in the city. The racial makeup of the city is 86.50% White, 9.08% African American, 3.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, and0.97% from two or more races. There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 1,031.4 per squaremile (398.8/km²). The average household size was 2.86, and the average family size was 3.20. In the city, the population was 19.0% from 18 to 24, 17.2% from 25 to 44, and 35.4% from 45 to 64.


Beachwood is the primary city name, but also Cleveland, Highland Hills, Highland Hls, Shaker Heights, Shaker Hts, University Heights, University Ht, Warrensville Heights, Warrensvl Hts, Woodmere are acceptable city names or spellings, Orange Village, Orange Vlg, Pepper Pike, Warrensville Hts on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Beachwood, Ohio. The land that eventually became Beachwood was originally part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. In 1915, it seceded from Warrensville Township after the Township voted to close a nearby area school. In 1960, Beachwood had reached the number of residents to attain city status under the Ohio Revised Code. The origin of the spelling of the city is disputed. Upon incorporation, the city's name was originally spelled, "Beechwood". One popular theory is that an early village hall clerk misspelled the name on some official documents, giving rise to the current spelling. In 1948, a village wide debate was sparked after the proposal of the construction of the Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple following the purchase of 32 acres of land on which the temple currently stands. Since the late 1950s, multiple other synagogues relocated to Beachwood, establishing the Jewish influence on the growth of the community. In 1954, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that the synagogue must be allowed to be built, as well as issuing state building permits to the congregation. The temple's construction was finished in 1957. One morning in May 1952, residents opened their mailboxes and found a white supremacist newspaper called The Plain Truth, with the message:  "Beachwood, Ohio, is a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim community". The village council, no member of which was Jewish, cited in 1952 that the establishment of Anshe. Chesed "would be detrimental to the public safety, welfare, and convenience of the village".


Beachwood is located at 41°2856N 81°3014W (41.482226, 81.504001).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34 square miles (13.83 km²) of which 5.33 square miles are land and 0.01 square miles is water. The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It has a population of 2,856. The town is located on the banks of the San Francisco River, which flows through the city. It is the only city in the state to have been named after a U.S. president. It also has a city park, which was named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who died in office in 1913. It was named for the town's first mayor, who was elected in 1864. The current mayor is a former mayor of the same city, who served from 1969 to 1974. The community is home to the University of California, San Francisco, and the California State University, Los Angeles. The City of Beachwood was founded in 1872 and is the oldest city in California. Its population was 2,744 in 1874. It had a population 1,854 in 1875. It became a city in 1876. It received its first post-secondary education in 1881. It lost its last post- secondary education in 1896. It suffered a devastating fire that destroyed its downtown area in 1901.


As of the census of 2010, there were 11,953 people, 5,064 households, and 3,005 families living in the city. Of the city's population over the age of 25, 57.3% held a bachelor's degree or higher. Cleveland Jewish News claimed that 89.5 percent of Beachwood's population is Jewish. The average household size was 2.20. The median income for a household in theCity was $65,406. The per capita income for the village was $40,509. About 2.5% of families and 4.3%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those 65 and older. The gender makeup of the city was 44% male and 55.7% female. The city has a population of 12,186, with 5,447 housing units at an average density of 1,031.4 per square mile (398.8/km²) The city's median age is 52.5 years. The racial makeup ofthe city is 86.50% White, 9.08% African American, 3.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of thePopulation. The. median age was 52 years. For every 100 females, there. were 78.8 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there are 71.8. males.

Jewish community

Beachwood has the fourth largest per capita Jewish population of any municipality outside of Israel. 90% of the Beachwood's population identifies as Jewish. Hebrew is offered as a foreign language at the local Middle and High School, making Beachwood one of the only public schools in the U.S. to do so. Most of the homes built in Beachwood between the 1940s and the 1990s were developed by Jewish owned companies, down to the lumber used to build the structures themselves. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Menorah Park Center for Assisted Living, the Mandel Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, and many Jewish owned restaurants, stores and other businesses are located in the city. The city's rapid growth from village to city status is attributed to the influx of Jewish families seeking suburban homes, naturally forming an ethnic enclave. The Jewish community is also reflected in the City's public schools, with Hebrew being offered as an option in the local middle and high school. The City of Beachwood is home to the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Jewish Museum, and the Jewish Museum of Cleveland. The Beachwood Public Library has a collection of more than 1,000 books on Jewish history, culture, and history, as well as the Cleveland Public Library's collection of over 1,500 books on the history of the Cleveland area. The Cleveland Jewish Center has a large collection of Jewish artifacts, such as the Torah, the Shofar, the Torah Scroll, and other works of art.


There are three parochial Jewish schools located in Beachwood: Fuchs Mizrachi School, an Orthodox Jewish school; Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Beatrice J. Stone Yavne High School: All girls, Orthodox Jewish School; 7th through 12 grade. The Beachwood City Schools consists of: Fairmount Early Childhood Center, Bryden Elementary School, Hilltop Elementary School and Beachwood High School. There are no public schools in the city of Beachwood, except for a handful of private schools. There is no public high school in the area. The city has no public library in the town. There were no public libraries in the community in the 1950s or 1960s. There have been some public libraries since the 1970s, but they have been closed. There was a public library until the 1980s, when it was replaced by a private one. There has been no public school since the 1990s, though there have been a few private schools since the 1960s and 1990s. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the banks of the Ohio River and the Ohio Turnpike. The waterway runs through the town, and it is used as a major route for the city. It also serves as a main route for commuters to and from downtown Beachwood and the surrounding areas. It was built in the early 1900s as a way to get to the city's main airport, which is located at the center of the community. It has also served as a hub for the community for decades.


Beachwood is home to University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, and several offices affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic. Canterbury Golf Club has hosted PGA Tour events and has been ranked among top 100 courses in the United States by Golf Digest magazine.Retail attractions in Beachwood include Beachwood Place and the adjacent LaPlace Center, an upscale shopping center. The city is also home to the Cleveland Jewish News, a leading Jewish news outlet in the U.S. It is located on the Ohio Turnpike, which was built in the early 20th century as part of Cleveland's rail network. It was named after the town of Cleveland, Ohio, where the Jewish community was founded in 17th century. It has been named for the city's Jewish community since the 19th century, when the first Jewish community center was established in the city. The first Jewish newspaper was published in the town in 1737. It became the first to publish a Jewish newspaper in 1838. The town has a history of being home to many Jewish organizations, including the Cleveland Hebrew News and the Cleveland Board of Rabbis, which were founded in 1836. It also has been home to a number of Jewish hospitals, including Cleveland Presbyterian and Cleveland Medical Center. The Cleveland Clinic is based in the City of Beachwood, and has offices across the city, including in the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center and in the nearby town of Lakewood. The Beachwood Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals in the country, with more than 1,000 beds.

Recreation and museums

Beachwood is home to Preston's H.O.P.E. - the largest fully accessible playground in Northeast Ohio. The David Berger National Memorial is the country's smallest National Memorial, honoring the legacy of Jewish-Clevelander Olympian David Mark Berger. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is located in Beachwood and is dedicated to furthering an understanding of Jewish immigrant history and culture in the U.S. It is the largest museum of its kind in the United States, with a collection of more than 1,000 artifacts. The museum is open to the public and offers a wide range of activities for children and adults, including art, music, sports, history, and art history. It also offers a museum of Jewish heritage, including the largest collection of photographs of the Jewish-American community in the country, which dates back to the 18th century. It was founded by Jewish-Americans who came to America in the 19th century to escape the Nazis' persecution of the Jews. It has been open to visitors for more than 30 years, and is now home to more than 2,000 objects, including a large collection of photos of the American Jewish community. It's also the home of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, which has a collection that includes more than 3,000 images of the city's Jewish heritage. The Museum of American Jewish History is located on the second floor of a building that was built in the 1930s and is known as the "Museum of American Jewry".

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio = 23.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 40. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beachwood = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 14,040 individuals with a median age of 54.7 age the population dropped by -9.12% in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,667.17 residents per square mile of area (1,029.84/km²). There are average 2.17 people per household in the 4,642 households with an average household income of $70,343 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.60% of the available work force and has dropped -3.77% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.86%. The number of physicians in Beachwood per 100,000 population = 389.1.


The annual rainfall in Beachwood = 44.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 68.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 164. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 164. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 56.73%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $272,940 and home appreciation of -1.96%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $15.40 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $9,004 per student. There are 16.5 students for each teacher in the school, 195 students for each Librarian and 263 students for each Counselor. 3.24% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 24.20% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 26.02% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beachwood's population in Cuyahoga County, Ohio of 2,956 residents in 1900 has increased 4,75-fold to 14,040 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 55.81% female residents and 44.19% male residents live in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio are married and the remaining 35.84% are single population.

  • 23.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Beachwood require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.64% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.46% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 7.46% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 56.73% are owner-occupied homes, another 31.48% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.79% are vacant.

  • The 54.98% of the population in Beachwood, Cuyahoga County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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