Cleveland, officially the City of Cleveland, is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. It is located along the southern shore of Lake Erie, across the U.S. maritime border with Canada and approximately 60 miles west of the Ohio-Pennsylvania state border.
Cleveland was the first settlement founded in the Connecticut Western Reserve by the Connecticut Land Company. It was named after General Moses Cleaveland, an investor in the company who led the survey of its land within the Western Reserve. The town was located along the eastern bank of the Cuyahoga River. On January 6, 1831, the Cleveland Advertiser dropped the “a” from Cleveland, probably to save space on the newspaper’s masthead, thus the spelling we use today. The first survey of Cleveland was completed in 1796, and it included 220 lots. The company originally charged fifty dollars for lots in the settlement and found that few people were willing to pay that much to live there. As late as 1800, a company representative reported that only three men lived in Cleveland. Ten years later, there were only fifty-seven residents. Despite its small population, Cleveland became the Cuyahoga County seat in 1807.
Decades of population decline in Cleveland has continued through 2020, with U.S Census results released Thursday showing 372,624 residents living in the city.
That’s 6.1% less – or about 24,000 fewer residents — than in 2010, when the city was home to 396,815 people.
The 2020 numbers, delayed due the pandemic, mean that the number of Cleveland City Council seats will drop from 17 to 15. That change is triggered by the city charter, which requires the number of wards and council seats to be reduced by two once the city’s population dips below 375,000. The changes will affect council races in 2025 and 2029, but not the upcoming 2021 election.
The average salary in Cleveland, OH is $64k. Trends in wages increased by 1.3 percent in Q3 2021. The cost of living in Cleveland, OH is 1 percent higher than the national average. The most popular occupations in Cleveland, OH are Project Manager.
In Cleveland, the summers are warm, humid, and partly cloudy and the winters are freezing, snowy, windy, and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 22°F to 81°F and is rarely below 7°F or above 89°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Cleveland for warm-weather activities is from mid June to mid September.
To those seeking to sell their own labor or to sell goods or services, from cornflakes to nails to open-heart surgery to major league baseball tickets, the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan region is a single market that includes not only the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, but also the surrounding areas from Lorain in the west to Youngstown in the east to Canton in the south. At the 1990 U.S. census this region included 3,253,000 people, and although it was growing very slowly (or perhaps shrinking a bit) it was still the 11th largest metropolitan region in the U.S., ranking just ahead of Miami-Ft. Lauderdale. The region’s diversified economy grew large enough to support this population in 5 stages. Each stage reflected new realities in transportation, communication, and national politics: each stage also grew out of existing conditions.
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