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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Cleveland is a city in Ohio with a population of 387,398. Cleveland is in Cuyahoga County. Living in Cleveland offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cleveland there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Cleveland and residents tend to be liberal.
About Cleveland...
Population
387,398

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Cleveland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    846.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    119.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    460.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,210.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,428.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    772.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%

Working in Cleveland

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,008
National
$55,322
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I have lived a lot of places on and off, but Cleveland is where I was born. The winters are as cold as it can be , but folks are used to it. Theater, Music Venues, Playhouse Square, Severance Hall, West Side Market, Casino's, a vibrant Downtown. Lakefront Parks, River Cruises, the second best transportation system in the country, international flights, average cost of living, die hard fans, every kind of restaurant\cuisine you can imagine. Severance Hall, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, world class aquarium, and lakefront parks.Vibrant ethnic communities, year round festivals. You decide!
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Cleveland is a city with a lot of spirit. We have some of the most successful athletic teams in the nation and the overwhelming feeling of pride can be experienced on any street corner. Cleveland is really a city on the uprising. There are so many wonderful activities to fill your time with. We not only have amazing sports teams but also top of the world arts. The Cleveland Orchestra is renowned for their music and talent and the Cleveland Museum of Art has some of the largest collections out there. In my 18 years of living in Cleveland, I still have not done half the activities offered! This city is one that is alive with good times, camaraderie, excellent food, and life-time experiences.
Certain areas could use fixing up but the residents are pretty nice. Overall, it’s a pretty large city with a large, diverse population and several different suburbs. Downtown looks beautiful at night with the buildings lit up and the beaches are a great way to spend an afternoon. Lake Erie has some of the most incredible sunrises and sunsets. Some places can verge into kind of scary areas that you should avoid at night and crime is a pretty concerning factor in some areas. However, there always seems to be a pretty large police presence. Every season change paints the city in different, beautiful ways. There’s active participation in Cleveland’s major sports teams with some of the most devoted fans you will ever find. Despite some areas being lower income, there are bountiful job opportunities, some with fairly high compensation, at very reputable companies. The hospital systems are very well respected within and outside the community.