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Beachwood

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Beachwood is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a suburb of Cleveland. The population was 11,953 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe area which became Beachwood dates back to the formation of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Before becoming an independent city, the area was a part of Warrensville Township. In 1915, Beachwood seceded from Warrensville after the Township voted to close a nearby Beachwood-area school. A petition was organized, and on June 26, 1915, Beachwood was incorporated into an independent village. Beachwood attained full city status in 1960.Beachwood was named for the numerous Beech trees that grew throughout the village. The origin of the spelling of the City is disputed. Upon incorporation, the City's name was originally spelled, "Beechwood". One popular theory is that an early village hall clerk misspelled the name on some official documents, giving rise to the current spelling of "Beachwood".GeographyBeachwood is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.34sqmi, of which 5.33sqmi is land and 0.01sqmi is water.Demographics2000 censusAs of the census of 2000, there were 12,186 people, 5,074 households, and 3,181 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,307.5 people per square mile (891.1/km²). There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 1,031.4 per square mile (398.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 86.50% White, 9.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.21% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.
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