The small city of Shaker Heights, Ohio is home to slightly less than 28,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just under 40, is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in Ohio, which has an average age of 39. The majority of Shaker Heights residents own their homes, and 36% of residents rent. Relatively high rent costs may be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,066/month is substantially higher than the state average of $811.
Shaker Heights has a large concentration of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 19% possess a Master's or a Doctorate. In addition, 17% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are three primary industries in Shaker Heights: healthcare, education, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 26% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 9% of the city's population works in management, which ranks as the top field in the city. With an average annual income of around $102K, Shaker Heights workers earn more than the average Ohio resident. Shaker Heights's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Shaker Heights has an average commute time of about 25 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing way to get to work, selected by 40% of workers, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.