Cleveland, TN

Cleveland profile

Living in Cleveland

Cleveland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 45,504 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Cleveland is the 14th largest community in Tennessee.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cleveland who work in office and administrative support (11.98%), sales jobs (8.76%), and food service (8.71%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Cleveland, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Cleveland provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

In terms of college education, Cleveland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.02% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cleveland in 2018 was $26,248, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,992 for a family of four. However, Cleveland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cleveland is a very 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Cleveland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cleveland include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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