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Overview

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. 

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.

People

Total Population 17,519
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,045
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 22.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $21,145
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $12,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,261

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,411
% Above Poverty Level 57.4%
% Below Poverty Level 42.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.4%
% Using Public Transportation 22.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 49.8%
Median Gross Rent $570
Median House Value $60,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 85.6%
US/American 0%
English 1.1%
Irish 1.2%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
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
Station CHARDON
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bratenahl 1,153 $115,278
Cleveland Heights 45,388 $74,167

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

East Cleveland Public Libraries

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East Cleveland Public Library
14101 EUCLID AVE.
East Cleveland, Ohio
(216) 541-4128
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East Cleveland High Schools

SHAW HIGH SCHOOL
15320 EUCLID AVE
216-268-6500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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