Shaker Heights is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 27,027 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Shaker Heights is the 52nd largest community in Ohio.
Shaker Heights real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Shaker Heights house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Shaker Heights is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.53% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shaker Heights is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shaker Heights who work in healthcare (15.43%), management occupations (13.19%), and teaching (11.01%).
Also of interest is that Shaker Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Shaker Heights telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Shaker Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Shaker Heights is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Shaker Heights area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
If knowledge is power, Shaker Heights is a pretty powerful place. 66.62% of the adults in Shaker Heights have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Shaker Heights in 2018 was $58,970, which is wealthy relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $235,880 for a family of four. However, Shaker Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Shaker Heights is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shaker Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shaker Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Shaker Heights include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Shaker Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.