University Heights is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,126 people and four constituent neighborhoods, University Heights is the 131st largest community in Ohio.
University Heights is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, University Heights is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in University Heights who work in management occupations (12.42%), teaching (12.32%), and office and administrative support (11.13%).
Also of interest is that University Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
University Heights is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped University Heights to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
Even though University Heights is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in University Heights. 56.97% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in University Heights in 2010 was $30,298, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,192 for a family of four. However, University Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
University Heights is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call University Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of University Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in University Heights include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in University Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.