Bedford Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Cleveland. The population was 10,751 at the 2010 census.
Bedford Heights was founded on February 20, 1951. It was originally part of Bedford Township and the City of Bedford, Ohio. Robert E. Willeford and his wife, Georgina Willeford, worked diligently to help form the village of Bedford Heights. Robet E. Willeford went on to become the first mayor of Bedford Heights.
Bedford Heights is located at 41°24′17″N 81°30′23″W.
According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 4.55 square miles (11.8 km2), of which 4.54 square miles (11.8 km2) (or 99.78%) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.026 km2) (or 0.22%) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,751 people, 5,111 households, and 2,844 families living in the city. The population density was 2,368.1 inhabitants per square mile (914.3/km2). There were 5,750 housing units at an average density of 1,266.5 per square mile (489.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 18.7% White, 76.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.2% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races.