East Cleveland, OH
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East Cleveland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 17,344 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, East Cleveland is the 105th largest community in Ohio. East Cleveland has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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, East Cleveland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Cleveland is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Cleveland who work in office and administrative support (15.05%), maintenance occupations (10.17%), and food service (9.19%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, East Cleveland has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The rate of college-level education in East Cleveland is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.68% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Cleveland in 2010 was $13,719, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,876 for a family of four. East Cleveland also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.08% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call East Cleveland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Cleveland residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in East Cleveland include German, Irish, English, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in East Cleveland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.