Census Bureau Releases New Data On Racial Groups In Mayfield Heights
The Census Bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study.
The U.S. Census Bureau released more detailed statistics for Ohio from the 2010 Census, including new data for racial groups in Mayfield Heights.
The bureau says the new data offers a "new layer of detail" to the population and housing data released last year as part of the decennial population study. That data showed how the population of Mayfield Heights was aging.
The new data even drills down into city data, giving communities a window into how different racial groups are living within our communities.
The Census data is a massive trove of information, so the plan here is to highlight some interesting facts gleamed from the data.
1. Mayfield Heights remains mostly white
Mayfield Heights has 19,155 residents, according to the Census. Of those, 15,397 – 80.3 percent – describe themselves as white.
The second largest racial group are those who identify themselves as black – 1,979 residents (10.3 percent). There are 1,340 residents who are Asian (6.9 percent) and 391 (2.0 percent) are Hispanic.
2. Minority populations are younger
The median overall age is Mayfield Heights is 42.9 years. But median ages vary greatly when broken down by race.
Median ages by race:
• Hispanic: 29.1
• Asian: 30.2
• Black: 32.2
• White: 47.6
3. Home ownership rates vary by race
Of the city's 9,662 occupied housing units, 4,905 (50.8 percent) are owner-occupied and 4,757 (49.2 percent) are rentals.
But the Census data shows that those who identify themselves as white are much more likely to own their homes, with 58.2 percent of white residents in owner-occupied units.
Home ownership rates by race:
• White: 58.2 percent
• Hispanic: 37.5 percent
• Asian: 24.6 percent
• Black: 7.0 percent
4. Hispanics have the largest families, Asians are most stable
The average family size in Mayfield Heights is 2.75. Census figures show that the Hispanic population has the largest families at an average of 3.15, while white families average a size of 2.71.
When it comes to a stability, meaning "family households" led by a married couple living together, the Asian population ranks highest at 90.5 percent. "Family households" is described as a householder and one or more people related by birth, marriage or adoption.
The stability rate is 71.3 percent overall and 73.0 percent for white family households, 57.4 percent for Hispanic family households and 40.5 percent for black family households.