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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Cleveland is a city in Ohio with a population of 388,812. 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
388,812

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$67,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$678
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
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Cleveland Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    700.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    129
    40.7
  • Robbery
    699.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,518.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,516.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    881
    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
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
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
    21%
    13%

Working in Cleveland

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$27,854
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.
Though Cleveland is a very large city, we are talking about Downtown Cleveland. The night life is amazing, you have 2 choices including lake view bars and restaurants that are boat accessible on both the East Bank and West Bank of the Flatts. There are many tourists attractions in Downtown Cleveland as well. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is known across the country and feature exhibits with known artists such as Michael Jackson, Def Leopard and Stevie Nicks. Other popular attractions include The Quicken Loans Arena, the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the 2016 NBA Champions. The best months to enjoy Downtown Cleveland are June to September, when you can enjoy the breeze from Lake Erie as well as the patio seating from local restaurants and clubs!