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Cleveland, OH

A technical assistance and low-interest financing program that helps homeowners improve and maintain the physical and economic value of older homes

Cleveland, OH

A one-year fellowship with a strong professional development component that places recent college graduates in a Cuyahoga County public agency

Population
123,122
Population
123,122
Peak Population
123,122
Minimum Population
123,122
Change from
Maximum to Minimum
123,122
Change from
Maximum to 2016
Population 1910–2016
Population loss continues
Demographics
Age
50%
Working age (25–64)
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
45%
Young working age (25–44)
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
13%
over age 65
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
15%
under age 18
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Race/Ethnicity
Majority
5%
Foreign born
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Majority
34%
white
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Majority
50%
black
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Majority
2%
asian
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Majority
11%
hispanic
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Majority
3%
other
Legacy Cities Average: 55%
National Average: 55%
Economy
Income & Jobs
36%
Poverty
Legacy Cities Average: 26%
National Average: 15%
$18,003
Per Capita Income
Legacy Cities Average: $21,110
National Average: $29,829
17%
Unemployment
Legacy Cities Average: 11%
National Average: 7%
2%
Percent Change in Jobs from 2005 to 2015
Legacy Cities Average: -6%
265,402
Total Jobs in City
Legacy Cities Average: 34,373
Education
16%
Bachelor's degree or higher
Legacy Cities Average: 20%
National Average: 30%
78%
High School Graduation or Higher
Legacy Cities Average: 85%
National Average: 87%
Housing
$67,500
Median House Value
Legacy Cities Average: $90,350
National Average: $184,700
$54,100
Zillow Median Home Sale Price, January 2018
Legacy Cities Average: $164,450
42%
Owner Occupied
Legacy Cities Average: 48%
National Average: 64%
211,387
housing units
Legacy Cities Average: 32,868
21%
Vacancy Rates (All Types)
Legacy Cities Average: 14%
National Average: 12%
$660
Median Gross Rent
Legacy Cities Average: $756
National Average: $959
78%
Share of buildings built before 1960
Legacy Cities Average: 66%
National Average: 40%
Municipal Finance
$6,608
General Expenditures Per Capita 2015 (FISC)
Legacy Cities Average: $5,596
$11,338
Outstanding Debt per capita 2015 (Fisc)
Legacy Cities Average: $6031
School District Type 2015 (FISC)
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25%
Own source revenue as percentage of 2015 income
Legacy Cities Average: $14
28%
state (& federal) aid as % of general revenue 2015
Legacy Cities Average: 14%
25%
Property tax as % of own spurce revenue 2015
Legacy Cities Average: $756
Region
The city is located in a metropolitan area.
It is the core city in the metropolitan statistical area.
$26,583
Metro Median Household income
Legacy Cities Average: $36,345
52%
Ratio of Median Household income in city to msa household income
Legacy Cities Average: 66%
23%
Share of jobs in the city held by residents
Legacy Cities Average: 23%
Politics
Mayor's Party
Democrat
Party in legislative control (November 2018)
Republican
Governor's Party
Republican
Data Sources
Unless listed below, indicators use 2012–2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Total jobs by city, the share of jobs held by residents, and the percent change in jobs 2005–2015 use the On the Map, the mapping platform used for the Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Origin-Destination Employment Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies.
The Zillow median home sale price, January 2018 uses Zillow Research home sales data.
Indicators in the municipal finance category use the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s Fiscally Standardized Cities (FiSC) database.
Information on the Mayor’s party information was derived from a variety of local media sources. Information on the party in legislative control comes from the National Conference of State Legislatures website, and data on governors’ parties can be found on the National Governor’s Association Roster of Governors.