Cleveland is a large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 388,072 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, Cleveland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cleveland are a mix 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 (14.48%), sales jobs (8.68%), and food service (8.08%).
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 with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.64% of adults in Cleveland have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cleveland in 2010 was $17,537, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,148 for a family of four. Cleveland also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.24% 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 10.50% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cleveland include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Cleveland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.