Bedford Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 10,625 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Bedford Heights is the 166th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bedford Heights is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bedford Heights is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bedford Heights who work in office and administrative support (18.61%), sales jobs (7.73%), and management occupations (6.77%).
Despite the fact that it is a small city, Bedford Heights has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.
The percentage of adults in Bedford Heights who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.44% of the adults in Bedford Heights have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Bedford Heights in 2010 was $22,289, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,156 for a family of four. However, Bedford Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bedford Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bedford Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bedford Heights residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Bedford Heights include German, Italian, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Bedford Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.