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Cleveland is a city in Cuyahoga County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, who platted the town site.

The latitude of Cleveland is 41.499N. The longitude is -81.695W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 461,324.


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Median household income
Local
$25,928
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cleveland demographic reports
Cleveland is on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River.
The city boomed after completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal.

Cleveland became the nation's oil center with organization of the Standard Oil Company in 1870.

Public transportation: Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6,200. The number of murders and homicides was 73. The violent crime rate was 13.2 per 1,000 people.
Cleveland received national attention for the 1974 fire of pollutants in the Cuyahoga River, inspiring Randy Newman's song, "Burn On."
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "A Christmas Story"
· 2003 movie, "American Splendor"
· 2006 movie, "The OH in Ohio"
Well-known residents have included:
· John D. Rockefeller, industrialist
· Drew Carey, comedian
· Bob Hope, comedian, actor
· Paul Newman, actor
Local bands (past and present) have included James Gang, Pere Ubu, Raspberries
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Arabica Coffee House, Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Phoenix Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Cleveland International Film Festival - March 15-25, 2007
  • Irish Cultural Festival - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cleveland web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Pops
Nearby parks & recreation: Cleveland Lakefront State Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area, Brookside Reservation, Rocky River Reservation, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
Scenic roads: CanalWay Ohio Scenic Byway
Cleveland attractions: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, West Side Market, Cleveland Botanical Garden
Sports teams: Indians (AL), Browns (NFL), Cavaliers (NBA)
Historic sites and museums: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Western Reserve Historical Society Museum, Children's Museum of Cleveland, Dunham Tavern Museum, African American Museum
Colleges and universities: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Myers University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 106
Quotes:
Cleveland rocks
-- The Drew Carey Show

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Neighborhoods in Cleveland include Brooklyn Center, Buckeye - Shaker, Central, Clark - Fulton, Corlett, Cudell, Detroit - Shoreway, Downtown, Edgewater, Euclid - Green ... More neighborhood info

Neighborhoods in Cleveland include Brooklyn Center, Buckeye - Shaker, Central, Clark - Fulton, Corlett, Cudell, Detroit - Shoreway, Downtown, Edgewater, Euclid - Green ... More neighborhood info

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cleveland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cuyahoga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44114 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Cleveland residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cleveland ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cleveland was $14,291, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Cleveland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cleveland include Archwood Avenue Historic District, Broadway Avenue Historic District, Cleveland Warehouse District, East 89th Street Historic District, Forest Hill Historic District, Franklin Boulevard Historic District, Ohio City Preservation District, Shaker Square ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cleveland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $806.


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Libraries in Cleveland include Addison Branch, Broadway Branch Library, Brooklyn Branch Library, Carnegie West Branch Library, Cleveland Public Library, Collinwood Branch Library, East 131St Saint Branch Library, Eastman Branch Library, Fleet Branch Library, Fulton Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cleveland include Plain Dealer

TV stations in Cleveland include WEWS, WJW, WKYC, WQHS, WVIZ.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WCPN.

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Cuyahoga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cleveland political report.

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Cleveland restaurants taking online reservations include Baricelli Inn, Boulevard Blue, Brasa Grill, Castaldi's Market & Grill, Classics, Cleveland Chophouse, Fahrenheit, Fire Food and Drink, Giovannis, Gusto! Ristorante Italiano ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Cleveland workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 87 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cleveland between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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