Middleburg Heights is a city and a suburb of Cleveland in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population held steady at approximately sixteen thousand throughout the first two decades of the twenty-first century.
Middleburg Heights has a mayor and council form of government. The mayor is a non-voting member of the city council.
Matthew Castelli became mayor on 8 January 2019 filling the vacancy created when Gary Starr resigned. Starr announced his resignation on 27 November 2018 after having served in that position for 37 years.
Middleburg Heights is part of the historic Connecticut Western Reserve, which the State of Connecticut "Reserved" for their own purposes when in 1786 Connecticut relinquished claim to some of its western lands and ceded them to the new Federal Government. The first European settlers to the area that became Middleburg Township were Jared Hickcox and his family. They were originally from Waterbury, Connecticut.
The Village of Middleburg Heights was established in 1928.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.08 square miles (20.93 km2), of which 8.07 square miles (20.90 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
Middleburg Heights is located in the southwesterly portion of the Cleveland metropolitan area along US Route 42 approximately 11 miles (18 km) southwest of downtown Cleveland at 41°22′0″N 81°48′32″W (41.366725, -81.808893).
At the 2010 census, there were 15,946 people, 7,114 households and 4,234 families living in the city. The population density was 1,976.0 inhabitants per square mile (762.9/km2). There were 7,586 housing units at an average density of 940.0 per square mile (362.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 1.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races.