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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Cleveland is a town in Tennessee with a population of 43,924. Cleveland is in Bradley County. Living in Cleveland offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Cleveland and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cleveland are above average.
About Cleveland...
Population
43,924

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$164,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$760
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Cleveland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    796.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    854.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,244.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    489.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Cleveland

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,400
National
$55,322
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Cleveland Reviews

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Cleveland is a nice town to live in. There are many fun places to go! There are a ton of cute coffee shops and restaurants, especially near Lee University. However, at night, as with most towns, it can be kind of dangerous to walk alone, and police lights can usually be seen nightly. Overall, the people are nice and there are a lot of opportunities. It's a cute town. There are also a few parks that are nice, including a long walking path. If you are looking for a place to run and stay in shape, this is a good place. It's pretty because of all of the mountains, and it is only about 30 minutes from Chattanooga and also the mountains for hiking. Lastly, driving traffic is decent as long as you avoid school zones during school hours.
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Cleveland has really grown throughout the years which has made it more convenient. I think it still misses things for families to do together like close by minigolf or parks. If you're a coffee fanatic then you'll enjoy the various options of small coffee shops around the town. They do have nearby hiking trails that are really nice and the Ocoee River, which you can go water rafting or kayaking. The closest and biggest city is Chattanooga which is 45 minutes away and has many things to do there.
Cleveland is a town between Knoxville and Chattanooga, TN. Being this is my hometown, my view might be a bit different from someone who hasn't grown up here. Although Cleveland is a smaller town, we are in close approximation to larger towns nearby, making a commute manageable. Some have referred to Cleveland as the Buckle of the Bible Belt, for years Church of God had their annual assembly here, and their headquarters still resides here. The town has much to offer with a small town feel.