East Cleveland, Ohio

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East Cleveland, Ohio

Introduction to East Cleveland, Ohio

East Cleveland, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 5 miles SW of Euclid, Ohio (center to center) and 6 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. There are an estimated 27,217 people in East Cleveland.

East Cleveland History

East Cleveland was initially incorporated as a village in the year 1895. Later, in 1911, it was reincorporated as a city. East Cleveland is home to Nela Park, which is the functional headquarters of GE Lighting. The present day city of East Cleveland also includes parts of Euclid Avenue, which until the 1920s was referred to as the Millionaire's Row. East Cleveland became one of the largest black communities of Ohio by 1984.

East Cleveland and nearby Attractions

  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • Cleveland Lakefront State Park
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden
  • Euclid Creek Reservation
  • Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
  • Western Reserve Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In East Cleveland

East Cleveland includes a 248-acre Forest Hill Park where you can enjoy scenic walking trails, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts. Leisure time can also be spent at Pattison Park and Hawley Park. In addition, you can visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center. Also, the Recreation Department of East Cleveland organizes a number of activities and events throughout the year.

East Cleveland Transportation

The nearest airport is Cuyahoga County Airport.

East Cleveland Higher Education

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, and Baldwin - Wallace College are nearby.

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High Points

East Cleveland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy East Cleveland Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy East Cleveland Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% East Cleveland Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 16% East Cleveland Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of East Cleveland, Ohio

Comparing East Cleveland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Racial Diversity 1 8
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 3
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 9
Working at Home 3 5
Short Commute Times 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 4
Housing Recently Built 1 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 7 3

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East Cleveland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Euclid, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 6 miles E of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44110, 44112, 44118
Phone Area Codes 216
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.533
Longitude -81.579

East Cleveland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
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East Cleveland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 27,217 100%
Male 12,065 44.3%
Female 15,152 55.7%
Under 18 8,081 29.7%
18+ 19,136 70.3%
65+ 3,616 13.3%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.2
White 1,240 4.6%
African-American 25,418 93.4%
Asian 61 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 59 0.2%
Other 45 0.2%
Mixed Race 390 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 207 0.8%

Estimated East Cleveland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 25,708
Growth -1,509
Growth % -5.5%

East Cleveland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 92.7%
US/American 1.3%
African 1.3%
Russian 0.6%
Italian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Irish 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
German 0.4%
Polish 0.3%
English 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
East Cleveland 27,217 $26,053
Bratenahl 1,337 $104,987
Cleveland Heights 49,958 $58,028
Richmond Heights 10,944 $60,136
Shaker Heights 29,405 $85,893
South Euclid 23,537 $58,958
University Heights 14,146 $75,424

East Cleveland Public Libraries

East Cleveland Public Library
East Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 541-4128
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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