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Welcome to Cleveland ...

The city of Cleveland is located in Cuyahoga County<1> and is the County Seat for Cuyahoga County.

The pronunciation of Cleveland: KLEAVE-lund<2>

When the people of Cleveland refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Clevelander<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cleveland has a population of 381,009 people<4> (see below for details).

Cleveland was established in 1796.

The community of Cleveland is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Cleveland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Cleveland is located in the (216) area code.

Websites for Cleveland ...

Official Website:   www.city.cleveland.oh.us/

Junior League:   www.jlcleveland.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cleveland had an population of 381,009 people. This is a decrease of 3.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cleveland had a population of 396,815 people (which is 31% of the total population of Cuyahoga County). This makes Cleveland the county's most populous community.

The population of Cleveland represents 3.44% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 396,815 people, the population of Cleveland decreased 17.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 478,403 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cleveland.

Adding Cleveland to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Cleveland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Cleveland elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cleveland on a George F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cleveland on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Cleveland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Cleveland - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cleveland.

Communities near Cleveland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cleveland.

  • Parma [Cuyahoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parma
    • Parma [Cuyahoga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Cleveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 78,103 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parma<7>
  • Euclid [Cuyahoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
    • Euclid [Cuyahoga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Cleveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Euclid<7>
  • Strongsville [Cuyahoga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongsville
    • Strongsville [Cuyahoga County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Cleveland
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,660 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strongsville<7>
  • Cleveland Heights [Cuyahoga County]
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    • Brunswick [Medina County]
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      • Brunswick [Medina County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,880 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<7>
    • North Ridgeville [Lorain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridgeville
      • North Ridgeville [Lorain County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,392 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Ridgeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Ridgeville<7>
    • Westlake [Cuyahoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
      • Westlake [Cuyahoga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 32,032 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<7>
    • North Olmsted [Cuyahoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Olmsted
      • North Olmsted [Cuyahoga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Olmsted have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Olmsted
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Olmsted<7>
    • North Royalton [Cuyahoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Royalton
      • North Royalton [Cuyahoga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 30,068 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Royalton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Royalton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Royalton<7>
    • Garfield Heights [Cuyahoga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield Heights
      • Garfield Heights [Cuyahoga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Cleveland
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cleveland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cleveland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cleveland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cleveland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cleveland. Our list includes 484 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cleveland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cleveland ...

Looking for more information about Cleveland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cleveland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cleveland.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Ohio

About Cuyahoga County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cleveland: www.city.cleveland.oh.us/

The official website for Cuyahoga County: www.cuyahoga.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Cuyahoga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Cleveland. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cleveland refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cleveland may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cleveland.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cleveland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cleveland) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cleveland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cleveland

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cleveland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4944, Longitude: -81.6853    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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