Cleveland is a large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 381,009 people and 176 constituent neighborhoods, Cleveland is the second largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Cleveland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cleveland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cleveland is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cleveland who work in office and administrative support (12.22%), sales jobs (8.57%), and food service (8.39%).
Cleveland is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Cleveland. This makes Cleveland a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Cleveland presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Cleveland is having a public transportation system, but in Cleveland the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Cleveland benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
The percentage of adults in Cleveland who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.50% of the adults in Cleveland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cleveland in 2018 was $21,223, which is low income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,892 for a family of four. However, Cleveland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Cleveland also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cleveland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cleveland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cleveland residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Cleveland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cleveland include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Cleveland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.