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The 2000 Census showed that Cuyahoga County had a population of 1,393,978 people. This represented 12.28% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cuyahoga had a population of 1,275,709 people. This is a decrease of 8.48% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20101,280,122-8.17%+0.35% since 2009
20091,275,709-8.48%-0.56% since 2008
20081,282,880-7.97%-0.83% since 2007
20071,293,600-7.2%-0.89% since 2006
20061,305,273-6.36%-1.41% since 2005
20051,323,972-5.02%-1.31% since 2004
20041,341,479-3.77%-1.05% since 2003
20031,355,668-2.75%-0.99% since 2002
20021,369,224-1.78%-0.89% since 2001
20011,381,483-0.9%-0.9% since 2000
20001,393,978The Last Census

Cuyahoga County had 616,903 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cuyahoga County has a total area<3> of 1,245 square miles [3,225 km²]. Of this total, 458.5 square miles [1,187 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (63.2%) being water (787 square miles [2,038 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cuyahoga County had a population density of 3,040 people per square mile [1,173 people/km²], making it the most densely populated county in Ohio.

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cuyahoga County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cuyahoga and the state of Ohio.

Click here for the Cuyahoga County QuickFact (QF-39035).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cuyahoga County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Cleveland HeightsQF-391601445,40449,958-9.12%
North OlmstedQF-395688231,05334,113-8.97%
North RoyaltonQF-395700829,22928,6482.03%
Garfield HeightsQF-392942827,47730,734-10.6%
Shaker HeightsQF-397168226,20929,405-10.87%
East ClevelandQF-392338024,31727,217-10.66%
Maple HeightsQF-394730623,48426,156-10.22%
South EuclidQF-397326421,03123,537-10.65%
Parma HeightsQF-396102819,58521,659-9.58%
Brook ParkQF-390928819,05321,218-10.2%
Rocky RiverQF-396805618,73420,735-9.65%
Mayfield HeightsQF-394848217,60319,386-9.2%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cuyahoga County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
GeaugaQF-39055   E99,06090,8958.98%
LakeQF-39085   NE236,775227,5114.07%
LorainQF-39093   W305,707284,6647.39%
MedinaQF-39103   SW174,035151,09515.18%
PortageQF-39133   SE157,530152,0613.6%
SummitQF-39153   S542,405542,899-0.09%

Lake Erie lies to the north.

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Census QuickFact for Cuyahoga County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cuyahoga. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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