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Cleveland, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cleveland is the 2nd largest city in Ohio with a population of 383,389 as of July 1, 2015. Cleveland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cleveland is located at latitude 41.4785 and longitude -81.6794 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cleveland (see map below) encompass a land area of 77.71 sq. miles and a water area of 4.76 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 653 feet.

The City of Cleveland (GNIS ID: 1085963) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cleveland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cleveland: Cleaveland, Forest City, Klivland.

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Cleveland, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 383,389
Population in Households 369,791
Population in Familes 264,824
Population in Group Qrtrs 13,598
Population Density1 4,934
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 164,129
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 85,375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208,425 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,935 (32.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 97,194 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44,296 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $82,386
Average Home Value $94,711


Median Household Income $26,476
Average Household Income $37,561
Per Capita Income $16,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.65% -0.38%
Households -0.39% -0.27%
Families -0.96% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Cleveland, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 100th
Population Density1 # 16 99th
Diversity Index2 # 4 100th
Median Household Income # 1188 1st
Per Capita Income # 1146 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.