The Election for Mayor:
A discussion about the future of Cleveland
a forum moderated by Leila Atassi, The Plain Dealer
Tuesday August 29, 2017 7-8:30p.m.
Cost: Free & Open to the Public
Tinkham Veale University Center, CWRU Campus
11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland OH
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Tom Beres, Reporter, WKYC-TV (retired)
James L. Hardiman, Civil Rights Attorney and First Vice President-NAACP Cleveland Chapter
Chris Quinn, Editor and President, Advance Ohio
Moderator: Leila Atassi, Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Co-sponsored by the Case Western Reserve University Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, League of Women Voters-Greater Cleveland, Cleveland.com and Plain Dealer
Corporate sponsor: First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
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Brandon E. Chrostowski, Founder, Edwins Leadership & Restaurant Inst.
Peter Rubin, President, The Coral Company
Edward W. Rybka, Chief of Regional Development, City of Cleveland
Captain John Sotomayor, Cleveland Police Fourth District
Positive excitement is building around the possibilities for Shaker Square. This panel will focus on Shaker Square’s past, present and future; retail, housing and security. Join us for an interesting discussion about this significant neighborhood for both Cleveland and Shaker Heights.
Steven Litt (photo by Lizzie Litt)
Sponsored by Shaker Heights Public Library and League of Women Voters-Cleveland and Shaker Chapters
How metro Cleveland and Akron stack up against Buffalo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit and Pittsburgh
by Rich Exner
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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Greater Cleveland trails other large metro areas regionally in measures ranging from housing values and education to poverty and income, according to new estimates released Thursday by the Census Bureau show.
Yet, in some cases there is little difference between the metro areas.
Scroll through the slides below to see a comparison.
Included is data separately for the Cleveland and Akron metro areas. The Cleveland metro area, as defined by the federal government, consists of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina counties. The Akron metro area is Portage and Summit counties.
Comparisons are offered for five other large metro areas regionally – Buffalo, Cincinnati, Columbus, Detroit and Pittsburgh.
– By Rich Exner, cleveland.com
Median family income, highest in Cincinnati area
The median family income is on the low side in Akron ($68,064) and Cleveland ($69,312) in comparison to other metro areas regionally. Cincinnati is on the high side ($76,050).
Median home value; Buffalo most affordable
If you’re looking for high home values, look to Cincinnati ($165,200) and Columbus ($172,200). They have the highest median home values in this grouping of metro areas.
But if you want affordable housing, Buffalo ($142,000) and Akron ($144,200) are the best buys.
These values are based on what people tell the Census Bureau their homes are worth, not on actual sales or county evaluations. This is the case for all the questions in the survey.
Poverty rates, highest in Detroit area
Poverty rates are lowest in the Pittsburgh metro area and the highest in the Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit areas.
Education attainment, highest in Columbus area
In terms of the share of adults with a bachelor’s degree or above, Pittsburgh (34.6 percent) and Columbus (36 percent) are the most educated regions among these metro areas. Lowest is the Cleveland area (30.3 percent).
Of note, one factor that sometimes impacts these rates is the age of the populations. Places such as Cleveland, with an older population, tend to have lower percentages of people with college degrees because older people in general are less likely to have college degrees.
Median age; youth group in Pittsburgh
The median age is lowest in Columbus at 35.8 years old, and the highest in Pittsburgh at 43.1.
Age groups: Columbus trends young
Among these metro areas, the highest percentages for 65-and-old residents are in Buffalo (17.3 percent), Cleveland (17.4 percent) and Pittsburgh (19.1 percent).
For young adults – those ages 25 to 34 – the highest percentage is in the Columbus area (15.6 percent).
Foreign-born: Detroit area attacts higher share of new Americans
Detroit is the leader among these metro areas for attracting residents from abroad. Foreign-born residents make up 9.7 percent of the Detroit metro population. This includes both naturalized citizens (5.5 percent) and non-citizens (4.2 percent).
Cleveland with 5.9 percent (3.7 percent naturalized citizens and 2.2 percent non-citizens) ranks behind Buffalo and Columbus for foreign-born residents, but ahead of Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
Ancestry mix; a melting pot for all
People filling out census forms may claim one or more choices for ancestry. The most common choices in the Cleveland metro area are all or part German (20 percent), Irish (13 percent), Italian (10 percent) or Polish (8 percent).
The chart above shows the ancestry reports for the six other metro areas.
Hispanics; Cleveland leads
Metro Cleveland has the largest Hispanic population (5.6 percent) among these areas. This is due, in large part, to sizable Puerto Rican populations in Lorain and Cleveland.
Racial makeup; Detroit most diverse
The Detroit metro area has the largest shares of blacks (22.2 percent) and Asians (4.1) percent, the two largest race categories other than whites for these areas.
The Cleveland area is second for blacks (19.8 percent) among these metro areas, and last for Asians (2.1 percent).
Commute time; Buffalo has the most people with short commutes
Short-commute times are most common in the Buffalo area. Twenty-nine percent of Buffalo-area residents report driving fewer than 15 minutes to work. This compares to just 14 percent in the Akron area.
Public Transit; most popular in Pittsburgh
Public transit is most popular in Pittsburgh. Nearly 6 percent of the region’s residents take public transit to work. Cleveland ranks third at 3 percent.
Earlier this week, the Census Bureau released new national estimates. They showed that poverty fell last year to pre-recession levels, and both income and health -nsurance coverage rates improved last year.
Read about the new national estimates at this link.
More from the Census Bureau
“Cleveland” a 1961 magazine about the city’s history
Published by the Plain Dealer
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The story of Westlake from the Plain Dealer
“The Drama of Four Key Elections in Cleveland” lecture by James F. Richardson-1984 (video)
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The Drama of Four Key Elections : 1907, 1915, 1921, and 1929
By James F. Richardson (1984)
Part of “Cleveland Heritage” series
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LiveCLEVELAND! is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community development organization dedicated to promoting the livability of Cleveland neighborhoods. Founded in 1983 as the Living in Cleveland Center, our organization works to attract more residents and visitors to the many neighborhoods within the City of Cleveland.LiveCLEVELAND! performs a variety of marketing efforts aimed at creating a positive public perception of Cleveland neighborhoods and the quality of life that is available in our great city.
In 2007, our organization launched its LiveCLEVELAND! marketing initiative. The foundation of this campaign is the first edition of the LiveCLEVELAND! guide and this ever-evolving website. Additional promotional efforts and direct marketing services to the City of Cleveland and community development corporations will continue to be a major focus of our organization.
A selection of Cleveland tours from CSU Cleveland Historical
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