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Cleveland, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cleveland is the 2nd largest city in Ohio with a population of 383,649 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Cleveland, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 383,649
Daytime Population: Workers 295,854
Daytime Population: Residents 234,616
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 530,470
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 369,611
Population in Familes 264,741
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,038
Population Density2 4,937
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $28,930
Average Household Income $42,017
Per Capita Income $18,510


Total Housing Units 208,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 65,793 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 97,849 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 44,833 (21.5%)
Median Home Value $79,713
Average Home Value $96,146


Total Households 163,642
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 85,272
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.46% -0.4%
Households -0.32% -0.31%
Families -0.71% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Cleveland, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 16 99th
Diversity Index # 5 100th
Median Household Income # 1191 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1134 7th

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