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Cleveland, OH

Cleveland leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides
387,398
Cleveland Population7
$
36,241
Median Income6
14.8
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Cleveland decreased by 0.2 years even though the fastest growing segment, 60- to 64-year olds, grew by 26%

Age

36.0
Median Age7
-5.3
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Cleveland residents are predominantly Black; however, the city is becoming more diverse as the Black community has shrunk by 12.6% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 20.6%

Race

79.2
%
Ohio Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Cleveland has cold, snowy winters and comfortable, but humid summers and frequent rain. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 119 days per year with 58 inches of annual snowfall. The temperature reaches 90°F or above only 13 days per year and there is humidity of 70%, and an average of 156 days where there is at least some rain

Weather

43
%
Chance of Rain12
47
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature38

 

Housing

The average home value in Cleveland increased by 9% since 2010 which is 34% lower than the national average and 21% lower than the state average

Rent

$
880
Monthly Average13
59
%
Renters39

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Cleveland is a high tax location with income tax 19% higher than the national average, sales tax 17% higher than the national average, and property tax 42% higher than the national average.

Other

1.58
%
Property Tax21
8.0
%
Sales Tax11
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)40

 

Employment

Cleveland has a very low employment rate of 85% which is 9% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Parker Hannifin and Sherwin-Williams

Income

24.9
%
<$25,0006
5.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Cleveland leans liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress. However, the city is politically segregated with clear Democratic and Republican enclaves, which commonly can be attributed to racial divides

2016 Presidential Election Results42

Representatives

Mayor28 Frank Jackson
Democratic
House of Representative28 Marcia Fudge
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Lutheran Hospital, is 2.0 miles from the center of Cleveland, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, is 10.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, is 3.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 Yes
 

Safety

In Ohio, 41.9% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has increased since 2000 when 35.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#61 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#85 2019 Best Cities to Live by U.S. News & World Report32
#74 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub33
#10 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades34
 

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