Cleveland 59 Below average
Cleveland Livability #1,126 ranked city in Ohio#23,127 ranked city in the USARanks better than 21% of areas
A+ Cleveland Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Cleveland Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Ohio
8317% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Cleveland cost of living
F Cleveland Crime Total crime is 165% higher than Ohio
Total crime
5,727144% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18144% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Cleveland crime
F Cleveland Employment Household income is 48% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$26,58352% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,00340% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
10%117% higher than the US average
Cleveland employment
C- Cleveland Housing Home value is 49% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$67,50063% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$66030% lower than the US average
Home ownership
42%34% lower than the US average
Cleveland real estate or Cleveland rentals
F Cleveland Schools HS graduation rate is 16% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%30% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Cleveland K-12 schools
D Cleveland User Ratings There are a total of 35 ratings in Cleveland
Overall user rating
56% 35 total ratings
User reviews rating
53% 14 total reviews
User surveys rating
61% 21 total surveys
all Cleveland poll results

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      Living in Cleveland, OH

      Located in the state of Ohio, Cleveland is a big city with a population of 389,165 inhabitants. Cleveland has a population density of 5,009 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Individuals of White (40%) and Black or African American (51%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Cleveland is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 42% married, this city falls well below the national average.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Cleveland, Ohio. The best areas in Cleveland and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Ohio and national averages.

      Using data and statistics Cleveland has received a livability score of 61 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 24th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Cleveland has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). The bad news for Cleveland, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), weather (D), education (D-) and employment (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Cleveland, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Cleveland: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, West Side Market, and West Side Market.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Cleveland is real estate affordability. The median home price for Cleveland homes is $67,500, which is 48.8% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Cleveland, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 3.8% lower than the Ohio average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Cleveland will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Cleveland, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 14%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.4%.

      Cleveland transportation information

      Average one way commute24min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work69.5%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.0%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit10.6%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.3%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Cleveland, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).