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Overview

Introduction to Cleveland, Mississippi

Cleveland, Mississippi, in Bolivar county, is 80 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 104 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

Cleveland History

Cleveland was named in the honor of President Grover Cleveland. It was formed in 1869 and was originally served by the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railroad. Prior to adopting its current name, the city was known as Fontaine and Coleman's Station. Moses W. Coleman built the first home of the area. It was renamed Sims in 1885. Cleveland was incorporated on March 25, 1886.

Cleveland and nearby Attractions

  • Delta State Golf Course
  • Lake Chicot State Park
  • Delta Blues Museum
  • Florewood River Plantation
  • Arkansas Post National Memorial

Things To Do In Cleveland

There are several parks at Cleveland where one can spend their leisure hours, including the East Side Park, Firemans Park, Bear Pen Park and Shady Grove Park. The Delta State Golf Course is an ideal destination for golfers. Cleveland also organizes Octoberfest and the Crosstie Arts Festival every year.

Cleveland Transportation

Little Rock National is the nearest major airport.

Cleveland Higher Education

Delta State University is located in the city. Mississippi Delta Community College and Mississippi Valley State University also offer higher educational facilities.

People

Total Population 12,339
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 5,267
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 32.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,768
% Above Poverty Level 70.1%
% Below Poverty Level 29.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $701
Median House Value $108,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 8.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cleveland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 80 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Bolivar
Standard Zip Codes 38732, 38733
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.743
Longitude -90.724

Cleveland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLEVELAND
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
Station STONEVILLE EXP STN
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Station MINTER CITY 2 SE
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 51 to 74 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 58.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cleveland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Delta State (38732, 38733)

Zumbro (38732)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boyle 1,053 $32,303
Merigold 468 $37,500
Mound Bayou 1,863 $26,429
Pace 174 $56,667
Ruleville 2,877 $31,090
Shaw 1,672 $21,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cleveland Public Libraries

Library
Bolivar County Library
104 SOUTH LEFLORE AVENUE
Cleveland, Mississippi
(662) 843-2774
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Cleveland Hospitals

BOLIVAR MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
HWY 8 E
(662) 846-2551
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cleveland High Schools

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CLEVELAND HIGH SCHOOL
300 W SUNFLOWER ROAD
662-843-2460
Serves 537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

EAST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL
601 LUCY SEABERRY BLVD
662-843-2338
A Title I School.
Serves 485 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

CLEVELAND VOC TECH COMPLEX
THIRD STREET
662-843-8818
A Vocational School

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THIRD STREET
662-846-6478
A Non-traditional School

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