Numbers data facts
The population development in the city of Heidenheim - population figures in comparison
Source: State Statistical Office of Baden-Württemberg
The 2011 census has done away with the basic data. A comparison of the population figures before 2011 with the population figures after 2011 is therefore not possible.
Development by gender
The age structure in % of the population
Employees subject to social security contributions by economic sector
Employees subject to social insurance
The network of social institutions in the city is dense and diverse.
- 35 kindergartens with around 1,600 kindergarten places
- 101 general practitioners, specialists
- 37 dentists
- 19 pharmacies
- 1 district hospital with 700 beds and 131 doctors (hospital with central supply function)
Heidenheim (478-645 m) is located at the north-eastern end of the Swabian Alb. The low mountain range, formed from deposits of the Jurassic Sea, extends over 180 km from the Nördlinger Ries in a south-westerly direction to the Swiss border. The typical erosion forms of the limestone give rise to bizarre rock formations in the karst, such as the stone virgins in Eselsburger Tal, caves, dry valleys, karst tubs without drainage, spring pots (Brenzursprung in Königsbronn), famine wells and sinkholes. The landscape is characterized by agriculture, which is above all in the Härtsfeld villages of Oggenhausen and Großkuchen is at home, the juniper heaths with their species-rich dry grassland - the symbol of the Swabian Alb, the silver thistle - and extensive mixed forests also grow here. The city of Heidenheim is the most densely wooded municipality in the Stuttgart administrative region. The city of Heidenheim with its total area of 107 square kilometers includes the districts of Mergelstetten, Schnaitheim and Aufhausen. Oggenhausen and Großkuchen (with small cakes, Rotensohl and Nietheim) have had their own local constitution since they were incorporated.
Central local importance
As one of the four medium-sized centers in the East Wuerttemberg region (alongside Aalen, Ellwangen and Schwäbisch Gmünd), the city of Heidenheim covers a catchment area of over 160,000 people. Beyond the border of the Heidenheim district, there are close ties, especially in the direction of Oberkochen and beyond the state border with the communities in the west of the Dillingen district. Heidenheim is the seat of the East Württemberg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. With the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University Heidenheim, the city also has an important university institution.